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Econazole Questions

Have you or a loved one been prescribed Econazole and wonder what it is? Do you need to know what the side effects are or what the uses are? Often when medicines are prescribed patients are unaware of what the medication is or what the side effects are. Often Expert insight is needed to help clarify any doubts and concerns.

What is Econazole?

Econazole is a medication that is used to treat infections caused from fungus or yeast. This can work by preventing the growth and killing yeast and fungus. It can also be used to treat ringworm, sun fungus, and yeast infections of the skin. This medication can come in many different forms including a cream, powder, foam and solutions which is only available with a doctor’s prescription. When a prescription such as Econazole is prescribed, questions can arise about the uses, dosage and possible side effects. Individuals can read below where Experts have answered commonly asked questions.

What are treatments to help cure ringworm?

There are effective antifungal medications available to help treat ringworm. The medications can include:
• Econazole cream
• Clotrimazole cream
• Miconazole cream
• Terbinafine cream

The medication should be applied twice daily to help relieve the ringworm infestation within 2-3 weeks. If the infection is severe, recurrent or extensive, an appointment with a medical practitioner may be needed. The infection may recur if the conditions are favorable for fungus.

What is the treatment for blisters caused by Econazole nitrate?

The first method of treatment is to stop using the Econazole nitrate. The blisters should not be played with or popped. If the blisters are on the feet, they should be kept dry and covered with socks. A topical antibiotic such as Bacitracin or Neosporin can be used. An appointment with a medical practitioner may be needed to ensure the area has not become infected. Oral medications may be prescribed to help treat the original condition.

What cause and treatment of yellow vaginal discharge?

The typical cause of a yellow vaginal discharge can indicate a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, and possibly a urinary tract infection (UTI). These infections could be caused by fecal matter coming in contact with the urethra. However, Econazole can be used for the treatment process. The individual should show some improvement within 24-48 hours. Also, a topical antifungal cream such as Monistat may be beneficial. In the case there is no improvement, an appointment with a medical practitioner would be needed.

Would it be safe to use Econazole cream after the expiration date?

The expiration date on medications is considered to be an artificial date. After the date the manufacturer can no longer prove that the medication is as strong or effective as when it was first produced. There is no data that suggests that the cream could cause any harm after the expiration date.

Would Econazole nitrate help treat a fungal infection of the penis and could it cause a thinning of the skin?

This medication should not cause a thinning of the skin because it is an anti-fungal cream and not a steroid. It should instead help reduce the fungal population of the area and also work as an anti-inflammatory agent. The cream should be continued until no further symptoms are present. 1% hydrocortisone cream can be applied twice a week to the area as an added benefit. It could take up to three weeks for complete recovery from this condition because of the fungal component. An appointment with a medical practitioner may be needed if the symptoms persist or become worse.

Anytime a medication such as Econazole is prescribed, questions and concerns may arise. Questions regarding the uses, treatments of side effects, and safety should be monitored by medical professionals. For more information or for answers to these questions, an individual should ask an Expert.
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