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This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 020524/001.

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"MENTAX" is the commercial name of a drug composed of BUTENAFINE HYDROCHLORIDE.


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Horrible athletes foot? super itchy?
I've tried everything. I'm now using a prescription cream but its still soooo itchy. I have tiny blisters also and red raw skin. Advice :( Asked by Clinton Pugsley 1 month ago.

Rx cream from an M.D...? Phone the office and ask for a Rx for the pain and itch. He/she will call it into the pharmacy. Most cases of athlete's foot can be treated at home using an antifungal medicine to kill the fungus or slow its growth. But you aren't "most cases". You have a "Vesicular infection". Non-Rx products: (Lamisil, Micatin, Lotrimin AF, Tinactin) are available at any pharmacy or mart store and many are Rx-strength so start there. Non-Rx antifungals are applied to the skin and come in spray versions, powders, lotions or creams. Rx antifungals may be tried if non-Rx meds FAIL Over-the-counter products will sooth the pain and itch as well..and can be used with Rx meds (Naftin, Mentax and clotrimazole). Rx antifungals can also be taken as a pill, which are called oral antifungals (Lamisil, Sporanox and Diflucan). Although symptoms may decrease or stop shortly after using antifungal treatment(s), it is important to complete the full course. If you stop early, chances are it's not clear and will return even more severe. Reinfection is common, and athlete's foot needs to be fully treated each time symptoms develop. Also; the blisters, redness, swelling and extreme itching mean that you likely have a secondary infection going on. You originally may have had garden-variety athlete's foot but because it's a severe case (and likely because you've been scratching non-stop).. it may have resulted in blisters and open wounds.. which may now be infected. Toe-web infections occur between the toes, especially between the fourth and fifth toes. This is the most common type of athlete's foot infection. Treat mild toe-web infections by keeping feet clean & dry and using non-Rx antifungal products. When symptoms turn severe (infection), Dr. may prescribe a combo of topical antifungal cream plus a Rx oral antibiotic. He/she can also prescribe something to soothe the burn and itch as well. Moccasin-type athlete's foot causes scaly, thickened skin on the sole and heel of the foot. Often the toenails become infected (onychomycosis). A moccasin-type infection is difficult to treat because the skin on the sole of the foot is very thick. Non-Rx meds may not penetrate the thick skin of the sole well enough to cure moccasin-type athlete's foot. In this case, a Rx topical antifungal that penetrates the sole, (like Ketoconazole), may be used. Rx Sporanox oral antifungal meds are sometimes necessary to cure moccasin-type athlete's foot. Here's YOU: Vesicular infections Vesicular infections, (BLISTERS), usually appear on the foot instep but can also develop between the toes, on the sole of the foot, on the top of the foot, or on the heel. This type of fungal infection may be accompanied by a bacterial infection. This is the least common type of infection. Treatment of vesicular infections can be done at home or Dr's office. You can dry out the blisters at home by soaking your foot in non-Rx Burow's solution several times a day for 3 or more days until the blister area is dried out. After the area is dried out, use a topical antifungal cream as directed. You can also apply compresses using Burow's solution. Don't use gels because they contain alcohol and may sting/burn. Use soothing calamine lotion (which also helps with severe itch). If you also have a bacterial infection, you will most likely need an oral antibiotic. If you have a severe infection, Dr. may prescribe corticosteroid pills. After improvement, corticosteroid pills are gradually stopped, and antifungal creams and/or pills are used until the infection is gone. Prevent athlete's foot: -Keeping feet clean and dry. -Dry between toes after swimming or bathing. -Wear leather shoes or sandals that allow feet to breathe. -When indoors, wear socks without shoes. - Wear all-cotton socks to absorb sweat. -Use talcum or antifungal powder on feet. -Allow shoes to air-dry for at least 24 hours before you wear them again. Set them in the sun to kill fungi. -Wear shower sandals in public pools and showers. Severe infections that appear suddenly (acute) usually respond well to treatment. Long-lasting (chronic) infections can be more difficult to cure (require Rx antifungal, taken orally, like Sporanox). Toenail infections can cause Onychomycosis (the nail lifts away from the toe and falls off), which can develop with severe athlete's foot and tends to be more difficult to cure than fungal skin infections. Tea Tree Oil can be applied to the feet and/or grape seed oil. Up your garlic and water in-take. Don't touch your eyes after you've touched your feet. Answered by Aurea Slaugh 1 month ago.

cut wheat from your diet. major cause of eczema, It its gone in 2-3 weeks you found the problem. Athletes foot - soak your feet in ice water with some alcohol. Take probiotics. cut sugar. Eczema is usually food induced. Peanuts,dairy.. You got to find the problem. Answered by Coralee Aluarado 1 month ago.

Is it safe to apply bleach on a ringworm?
i was trying to find home remedies for ringworms and i came accross one that says to apply bleach. is that safe?? also can anyone let me know any other remedies?? thank you Asked by Cleo Guerera 1 month ago.

For ringworm, you should use this stuff i got from my doctor called Mentax Butenafine HCI cream that's what My doctor gave me. It really works Answered by Lesley Desforges 1 month ago.

Remedies for skin care?
Asked by Blondell Cancer 1 month ago.

Many pills: Accutane Acticin Aldara Aristocort Azelex Benzac Diprolene Elocon Furacin Grifulvin Ilosone Mentax Oxsoralen Renova Rheumatrex Temovate Valtrex but talk to your doctor... Answered by Brunilda Faigle 1 month ago.

We need more info - what kind of skin? Natural or shop-bought remedies? What do you need to treat? Then maybe we can help you more. Answered by Aleshia Eckhard 1 month ago.

Is this normal??
No I used all natural oils to heal the ringworm and no I don't go to the gym which is the reason I was so freaked out to discover that I had ringworm. I think some fungus flew into it when my tattoo's were healing on my legs. I'm all better now I just need these "bruises" to go away. Asked by Kandace Stropus 1 month ago.

I had one on my cheek a few years ago. It will go away. You can speed up the process by using a little cocoa butter on the blemish. You will soon be back to normal. Did you use Mentax ointment? And do you attend a Gym/Fitness Center? Answered by Vivan Barufaldi 1 month ago.

How do I cure Athlete's Foot?
Asked by Zenaida Frost 1 month ago.

How you treat athlete's foot (tinea pedis) depends on its type and severity. Most cases of athlete's foot can be treated at home using an antifungal medicine to kill the fungus or slow its growth. Nonprescription antifungals usually are used first. These include terbinafine (Lamisil AT), miconazole (Micatin), clotrimazole (Lotrimin AF), and tolnaftate (Tinactin). Nonprescription antifungals are applied to the skin (topical medicines). Prescription antifungals may be tried if nonprescription medicines are not successful or if you have a severe infection. Some of these medicines are topical antifungals, which are put directly on the skin. Examples include naftifine (Naftin), butenafine (Mentax), and clotrimazole. Prescription antifungals can also be taken as a pill, which are called oral antifungals. Examples of oral antifungals include terbinafine (Lamisil), itraconazole (Sporanox), and fluconazole (Diflucan). For severe athlete's foot that doesn't improve, your doctor may prescribe oral antifungal medicine (pills). Oral antifungal pills are used only for severe cases because they are expensive and require periodic testing for dangerous side effects. Athlete's foot can return even after antifungal pill treatment. Although your symptoms may decrease or stop shortly after you begin using antifungal medicine, it is important to complete the full course of medicine. This increases the chance that athlete's foot will not return. Reinfection is common, and athlete's foot needs to be fully treated each time symptoms develop. Take care. Answered by Michael Vilardo 1 month ago.

You can buy athlete's foot spray over the counter. If your from the Uk you can buy it from Tesco and places like that. Just spray onto the area and it doesn't really dry but it clears up within a week easy. Just make sure that when drying your feet from the shower, dry them properly and be aware of the communal showers at gyms because that's a key place to get athletes foot. Answered by Augustine Busque 1 month ago.

I have a ringworm...HELP!?
I have cats and i am most certain that i got it from them. I need to know how to cure it before it spreads... My sister has already been infected. Its on my chest and im very desperate to get it off. Asked by Spencer Corsello 1 month ago.

Treatments and drugs By Mayo Clinic staff If ringworm of the body covers a large area, is severe or doesn't respond to over-the-counter medicine, you may need a prescription-strength topical medication (lotion, cream or ointment) or an oral medication (pill, capsule or tablet). Many options are available, including: Topical Butenafine (Mentax) Ciclopirox (Loprox) Econazole Clotrimazole (Mycelex) Terbinafine (Lamisil) Oral Griseofulvin (Grifulvin V) Itraconazole (Sporanox) Fluconazole (Diflucan) Terbinafine (Lamisil) Side effects from oral medications include gastrointestinal upset, rash and abnormal liver functioning. Certain oral medications for ringworm may alter the effectiveness of warfarin, an anticoagulant drug that decreases the clotting ability of your blood. Answered by Sonja Sumter 1 month ago.

Blue star ointment or any kind of athletes foot cream it is still going to take about a week or two no matter what Answered by Herta Barrott 1 month ago.

Go tell a doctor first step is seek and distroy the worm next you need take pills to kill the eggs Answered by Elmira Cimiano 1 month ago.

Best treatment for Tinea Versicolor?
My daughter was disdiaonised for so long and started taking the atopic lotion selinum 2% for treatement.I have noticed the fungus is more on her arms than legs.With her being 13 the doctor said it will go away and we are consistant with treatments is there anything better with no harsh side effects? Asked by Leonora Knutson 1 month ago.

Products applied to the skin (topical)-creams, shampoos, or solutions-are effective treatments for the fungus that causes tinea versicolor. However, if the rash is severe, covers large areas of your body, returns often, or does not get better with topical treatment, antifungal pills may be prescribed. While treatment kills the fungi quickly, it can take months for the spots to disappear and for your skin color to return to normal. Treatment is usually needed to prevent the rash from spreading and to improve the appearance of your skin. Antifungal creams and foam solutions are available with or without a prescription. These products can be applied to the body or face once or twice a day for 2 weeks. Ketoconazole (Nizoral), available with a prescription. Clotrimazole (such as Lotrimin), available with or without a prescription in different strengths. Terbinafine (Lamisil), available with or without a prescription in different strengths. Butenafine (Mentax), available with a prescription. Naftifine (Naftin), available with or without a prescription. Naftifine also comes in a gel. Ciclopirox olamine (Loprox), available with a prescription as a cream, gel, or lotion. However, it is fairly expensive, and you will need to apply large amounts to affected areas. Terbinafine (Lamisil) 1% solution can also be used to treat tinea versicolor. Terbinafine is available with a prescription and comes in a pump spray. Answered by Estell Faster 1 month ago.

There are different topical medications besides selenium sulfide that are contained in different brands of anti-fungal treatments. None of them seem to stand out as the single best choice, which is probably why there are so many different products on the market. You could try different products to see which works best, and you can also use a combination of several products. I have alternated between miconazole nitrate, and zinc undecylenate or tolnaftate, by using one product in the morning, and the other product in the evening (the two products are not applied at the same time). Here's the non-prescription choices: clioquinol 3% haloprogin 1% miconazole nitrate 2% povidone-iodine 10% tolnaftate 1% undecylenic acid and its salts (calcium, copper, and zinc) 10-25% Besides finding the medication that works best, the other important thing is to avoid irritating or drying the skin when bathing. The use of soaps can make a person susceptible to fungal infections. Most soaps are harsh on the skin. Antibacterial soaps and deodorant soaps kill the bacteria that keep fungus from taking over, so these type of products should not be used. Mild soaps like Dove and Nutrogenia work well, but its even better not to scrub or apply soap to the infected areas. Answered by Debrah Duch 1 month ago.

Soap For Tinea Versicolor Answered by Jackie Rafel 1 month ago.

If the problem is long lasting and topical lotions/sulutions are not helpful, your doctor may want to try an oral agent/antifungal pills; like diflucan or nizoral. I don't know how old your daughter is, there may be dosages that need to be tailored to her weight. You can always go and see a dermatologist to be sure that it isn't something else. Answered by Tanika Hoffner 1 month ago.

if you are talking about fungus patches, try Lotrimin ultra. Answered by Delena Kolopajlo 1 month ago.

What works good for athletes foot???
Asked by Lyndsey Cowick 1 month ago.

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Athlete's foot includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans. Antifungal creams or powders Good foot hygiene Drying the feet Avoid foot sweating Socks made of natural fibers Open shoes to allow airing the feet Oral antifungal medications - in severe cases Medications used to treat Athlete's foot: Note:You must always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans. Some of the different medications used in the treatment of Athlete's foot include: Clotrimazole Ketoconazole Apo-Ketoconazole Nizoral Nizoral A-D Novo-Ketocon Nu-Ketocon Betamethasone and Clotrimazole Lotrisone Lotriderm Butenafine Lotrimin Ultra Mentax Ciclopirox Loprox Penlac Econazole Ecostatin Spectazole Micostyl Pevaryl Lipogel Naftifine Naftin Oxiconazole Oxistat Oxizole Gyno-Myfungar Myfungar Sertaconazole Ertaczo Sodium Hypochlorite Solution Dakin's Solution Sulconazole Exelderm Terbinafine (topical) Lamisil Cream Tolnaftate Absorbine Jr. Antifungal Aftate Antifungal Blis-To-Sol Dermasept Antifungal Fungi-Guard Gold Bond Antifungal Tinactin Antifungal Tinactin Antifungal Jock Itch Tinaderm Ting Tip Tap Toe Pitrex Triacetin Myco-Nail Undecylenic Acid and Derivatives Fungi-Nail Answered by Man Gowins 1 month ago.

Micatin cream . Be sure to wash and dry your feet . Especially between your toes. and change your socks often, If your sneakers are "well worn" wash them or treat yourself to new ones Answered by Tanika Radakovich 1 month ago.

Tenactin got rid of mine. Answered by Lara Ahluwalia 1 month ago.

tinactin or Drr scholls Answered by Jessica Tamburino 1 month ago.

Woman's rash - inner thigh, near groin area?
The first sign of a problem, it showed up like a big blister. Now it keeps coming back and looks like red hives. It's sore and itchy. Sometimes it looks like red streaks of lightening with raised ridges. Sometimes it scaly looking. Any idea what this could be? Asked by Kelly Burtt 1 month ago.

My whole family has this problem. Living in Texas in the heat, we get what we call a heat rash. The Doctors call it something else, but a fungus of a sort. It's nothing bad, just something people get. We use a cream called "Mentax Cream" we get from the Doctors and it works really well at making the rash go away. But, around certain times of the month, or when it is just plain HOT the rash comes back. To my knowledge there is no cure. I am pregnant now, and have had it for just about the whole pregnancy, even my OBGYN does not know what it is, or how to cure it. So, after baby is here, back to the Doc I go for more Mentax Cream. Answered by Ted Holmquest 1 month ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Woman's rash - inner thigh, near groin area? The first sign of a problem, it showed up like a big blister. Now it keeps coming back and looks like red hives. It's sore and itchy. Sometimes it looks like red streaks of lightening with raised ridges. Sometimes it scaly looking. Any idea what this could be? Answered by Dorthy Shaughnessy 1 month ago.

If you have rubbing thighs you should wear shorts under your clothing -wash properly with a genital soap-dry thoroughly before applying garments. The SMELL, scaliness, sore, itching comes from raw flesh peeling away from days, weeks, months, or even year of sweating between the thighs. Answered by Julieann Primus 1 month ago.

See your doctor.... could be caused by any number of things and needs immediate attention. Answered by Margarett Vidot 1 month ago.

Maybe herpes. You may want to see a doctor immediately. Answered by Terry Larrick 1 month ago.

How to to get rid of spores in feet?
Asked by Chantelle Adwell 1 month ago.

Fungal and Bacterial Conditions, including athlete's foot, occur because our feet spend a lot of time in shoes - a warm, dark, humid place that is perfect for fungus to grow. Fungal and bacterial conditions can cause dry skin, redness, blisters, itching, and peeling. If not treated right away, an infection may be hard to cure. If not treated properly, the infection may reoccur. To prevent infections, keep your feet - especially the area between your toes - clean and dry. Change your shoes and socks or stockings often to help keep your feet dry. Try dusting your feet daily with foot powder. If your foot condition does not get better within 2 weeks, talk to your doctor. Nonprescription antifungals usually are used first. These include terbinafine (Lamisil AT), miconazole (Micatin), clotrimazole (Lotrimin AF), and tolnaftate (Tinactin, Tinaderm). Prescription antifungals are used if nonprescription medications are not successful or if you have a severe infection. These include naftifine (Naftin), butenafine (Mentax), miconazole (Monistat Derm), and clotrimazole (Lotrimin). Griseofulvin is a prescription medication that slows the growth of fungi. It is used to treat athlete's foot. Answered by Vincenzo Arebalo 1 month ago.

do NOT go combining things like that - seriously, you could be asking for a lot of trouble - and keep in mind that everything you put on your skin gets absorbed into the blood stream - I don't think you want to be soaking your foot in peroxide and acetone! Combining all of this will damage your skin, potentially cause health problems, and I have no idea what chemical reactions may occur causing fumes etc! Answered by Junita Marcelino 1 month ago.


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