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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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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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I have angular cheilitis in the corner of my mouth, my doctor gave me nystatin & triamcinolone cream. Should I avoid kissing/oral sex until it clears?

I have angular cheilitis in the corner of my mouth, my doctor gave me nystatin & triamcinolone cream. Should I avoid kissing/oral sex until it clears?

Well...: Angular cheilitis means the skin at the corner of the mouth is broken, cracked, and inflamed. Kissing would mean rubbing, stretching, and sucking on that broken skin. It is likely that rubbing, stretching, and sucking on an area of broken skin anywhere on the body would interfere with proper healing. ...Read more

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How long for nystatin triamcinolone acetonide cream to cure yeast infection?

How long for nystatin triamcinolone acetonide cream to cure yeast infection?

Only skin yeast infe: Nystatin triamcinolone cream should not be used for vaginal infection.It is a combination steroid and antifungal cream and sometimes used by some to treat yeast infection of skin and it helps control he inflammation while Nystatin controls the yeast infection.How long it takes depends on the severity and site of the infection.Can be few days to longer than a week. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat tinea versicolor with nystatin triamcinolone acetonide cream?

Is it possible to treat tinea versicolor with nystatin triamcinolone acetonide cream?

NOT GOOD IDEA: Tinea versicolor needs to be treated with more effective antifungal lotion by local application and rarely combining with oral antifungal agents we can use 2.5% selineum sulphide, ketoconazole ointment or shampoo or Clotrimazole etc.Nystatin with triamcinolone is not the best treatment for this condition sometimes you have to also use oral therapy in resistant cases. ...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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How does nystatin-triamcinolone treat phimosis?

How does nystatin-triamcinolone treat phimosis?

Phimosis may respond: to the triamcinolone component of cream. Nystatin will do nothing for phimosis other than treat ant candida or yeast infection which is present. You may well require circumcision if phimosis does not respond to steroid cream applications. ...Read more

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What could nystatin-triamcinolone do to treat phimosis?

What could nystatin-triamcinolone do to treat phimosis?

Loosen foreskin: Triamcinolone is a steroid cream or ointment may induce loosening of foreskin, provided it isn't scarred. Works for some men & would allow foreskin to retract over glans. Nystatin is a topical antibiotic used for skin infections. Circumcision is certainly more effective. ...Read more

Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

Ringworm is neither ring or a worm -- it is a skin rash that can be circular and slowly enlarging with redness and scale caused by ...Read more


Dr. Edward Hirsch
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Mycostatin (Definition)

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