Has anyone experienced hair growth from anti-fungal cream? My sister was treated with anti-fungal cream for a skin yeast infection and she says that she has more skin on that area now. Is this really possible?
I've had to use anti-fungal cream in the past too, for ringworm. But I didn't experience any side effects from it.
Post 2 @simrin-- I think fungi have developed resistance to some of the OTC treatments. The more a medication is used for a fungal infection, the faster the fungi develop resistance. You should see your doctor for a prescription ointment. That way, you can get a confirmation on the cause of the rash and your doctor will give you something that works specifically for that type of fungi. SteamLouis
Post 1 I've been using an OTC anti-fungal ointment for the past one week for my jock itch and it hasn't done anything. I'm not sure if I should try a different OTC brand or if I should see a doctor. Post your comments Post Anonymously Please enter the code:
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