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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Is Clotrimazole effective in the treatment of fungal skin infection?

My doctor has prescribed Clotrimazole Cream USP, 1% for a foot fungus. I am allergic to any product which has CHLORO in it. After picking up the product, I read the papers inside and it says the antifungal agent having the chemical name (1-(o-Chloro-a,a-diphenyylbenzyl)imidazole) which alert me. I have not opened the tube yet and feel I should consult with my doctor before using the product. Do you agree?
Fri, 23 Mar 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

This cream contains clotrimazole which is an azole antifungal so I dont think so that you should face any allergic reaction, because of its azole content but since you are apprehensive you can try a small patch of it on the inner side of the hand, or you can go back to your doctor he will prescribe you another antifungal agent like itraconazole.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Medhavi Agarwal
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