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What is the alternative for Tinaderm to effectively treat eczema?

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Dr. Kakkar S.


Practicing since :2002

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Posted on Fri, 21 Dec 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: my mom has very small rashes on her back neck , appears to be as eczema , i checked with the pharmacist for TINADERM , but was informed it is not available in the market anymore, could you suggest an alternative please
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

Kindly upload images

Detailed Answer:


Tinaderm is an antifungal - tolnaftate. It is not meant for eczema.

For fungal infection you may use a different antifungal instead of Tinaderm cream e.g clotrimazole 1 % cream, twice daily.

However, I request you to kindly upload a few images of the affected area on her back so that I am able to have a look and guide you better.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 13 hours later
i have uploaded the pictures , kindly check and advise, thanks
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 23 hours later
Brief Answer:

Oral antihistamine and topical steroid

Detailed Answer:


It is I think eczematous dermatitis rather than a fungal infection. I suggest you apply a topical moderately potent steroid cream e.g clobetasol propionate 0.05 %cream (Tenovate cream), twice daily.

In addition, I suggest you take an oral antihistamine e.g Cetrizine tab once every evening for symptomatic relief from itching.

These are prescription medications and I advise you to kindly talk to your local practitioner for a prescription of the same.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Kakkar S., Dermatologist
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