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Nystatin for ringworm?

Nystatin for ringworm?

See below: Should work, though less toxic antifungals are available. ...Read more

Dr. Ritu Saini
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Trichophyton (Definition)

Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more


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Does nystatin treat ringworm?

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Does nystatin treat ringworm?

Not a good choice: Other anti fungal agent, e.g., lotrimin, (clotrimazole) is more effective against ringworm ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could nystatin or vagisil treat ringworm?

No: "ringworm" is an infection caused by a group of fungi called dermatophytes. Nystatin is useful in treating another type of fungal infection caused by yeast (candida) but is not effective against dermatophytes. Vagisil is an otc product that does not have antifungal properties. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have ringworm? The last time I went they gave me something called"nystatin and triamcinole acetonide" what else can I use

Skin scraping: The most accurate diagnosis of ringworm would be skin scrapings with microscopic exam and culture for fungal agents. However, the diagnosis is often made on the basis of history and physical exam. A better treatment than Nystatin would be 1% Clotrimazole cream applied twice daily. Diffuse cases may require oral therapy. Consider a dermatology eval if not already done. ...Read more

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I think I got ringworm from kid, but not sure. Is it safe to treat as if I did? Have ketoconazole, nystatin & triamcinolone actonide, which one best?

I think I got ringworm from kid, but not sure. Is it safe to treat as if I did? Have ketoconazole, nystatin & triamcinolone actonide, which one best?

Ringworm: The source of ringworm fungus is generally irrelevant to its treatment. The location on the skin is very relevant. If it is on the scalp, it requires oral medication. Elsewhere, topical katoconazole is one of a number of effective medications. Triamcinolone does not have anti fungal properties and will not cure the infection. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will nystatin cream be used to treat ringworm?

See below: Should work. However there are cheaper and non toxic preparations available. ...Read more

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Will nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide cream help with ringworm?

Will nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide cream help with ringworm?

No: They are terrible actually. Nystatin is an antifungal medicine, but is not effective against ringworm. Triamcinolone is a topical steroid that will help you with your itch, but often makes it easier for the fungus to grow and often allows it to spread more deeply into the skin. ...Read more

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Ringworm (Definition)

A superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the arms and legs. The same appearances of ringworm may also occur on the scalp (tinea capitis), beard area (tinea ...Read more


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Mycostatin (Definition)

Mycostatin is an ocular NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) which is a ...Read more