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User Reviews for Tolnaftate topical

Also known as: Tinactin, Absorbine Jr Antifungal, Dr Scholl's Fungal Nail Management Kit, Athlete's Foot Antifungal Liquid, Tinaderm, Clarus Antifungal, Dr Scholl's Odor Destroyers Sport Spray, Mycocide NS, Quinsana Plus, Desenex Spray, Fungoid-D, Lamisil AF Defense, Aftate, Tinamar, Genaspor, Tinactin Jock Itch, Aftate For Athletes Foot, Aftate For Jock Itch, Absorbine Athlete's Foot, Fungi-Guard Fungatin Hongos Blis-To-Sol …show all brand names

Tolnaftate topical has an average rating of 6.1 out of 10 from a total of 8 ratings on Drugs.com. 56% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 22% reported a negative experience.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Tinea Cruris  
4.3
3 reviews 115 medications
Tinea Pedis  
7.0
2 reviews 130 medications
Tinea Versicolor  
6.5
2 reviews 96 medications
Tinea Corporis  
9.0
1 reviews 118 medications
Summary of Tolnaftate topical reviews 6.1 8 reviews

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kimdy · Taken for less than 1 month · September 1, 2018

For Tinea Corporis: “I have never had poison ivy, ringworm, etc. but SOMEHOW, got ringworm (think it may have been from the soil after doing some gardening outside). Had it very mildly for 2 months before someone pointed it out to me. Went to my physician, got prescribed Nystatin and Triamcinolone, both failed MORE than miserably. The ringworm, which had been sitting quietly, suddenly flared, hugely (that would be the triamcinolone). Growing 2 1/2 full inches inside of a single week. It also reacted VERY badly to the prescriptions. Both of them. They hurt, and itched madly. In any case, spent a good hour going through many large boxes, and found a tube of Tolnaftate. Figured, well, got to try something, so after cleaning well, and drying same, put some on. INSTANT relief... The ringworm fought back a little the second day, but by the 4th day (today) the ring had near disappeared, and most of the itching was gone. WILL use it for the full 2 to 4 weeks regardless, but it is working far better than the prescriptions thus far. :)”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · July 26, 2009

For Tinea Cruris: “Had ever worsening fungal rash for 3 months under doctor's care and use of multiple prescribed remedies including topical and oral agents without relief. Found tolnaftate at pharmacy independently in desperation prior to leaving on beach holiday. Tolnaftate was immediately effective with rash disappearing within 48 hours. Thank you for saving my vacation.”

10 / 10
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Polly · Taken for 1 to 6 months · November 14, 2021

For Tinea Pedis: “This product worked wonders for me!!! I have been dealing with toenail fungus for years (more on one foot than the other) and have been giving myself pedicures for most of those years as I was embarrassed by this condition. My outstanding podiatrist was unable to advise me until recently and suggested a prescription medication. However, while researching this product I came across "tolnaftate" at a far lesser cost and decided to give it a try. Results came faster than promised!!!!! Fungus gone!!!!!!!”

10 / 10
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NahNahMay · Taken for less than 1 month · April 23, 2016

For Tinea Versicolor: “I started using Tinactin ointment on my face. But I'm worried because my face became so itchy esp. on the spots where I applied it. Now, I'm confused if I'll still continue the use of it. Does itching come normal upon application?”

5 / 10
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scratch · Taken for less than 1 month · October 18, 2018

For Tinea Cruris: “wearing tight jockey shorts seems to have caused this........tried "jock itch cream" that contained tolnaftate to try to cure............very minor limited help and no cure........decided to see my doctor for RX”

2 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month · February 22, 2013

For Tinea Versicolor: “Cures tinea versicolor with twice daily use for 3-4 weeks.”

8 / 10
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Singh · Taken for 1 to 6 months · February 12, 2020

Clarus Antifungal (tolnaftate): “Not sure it’s working”

8 / 10
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bill · Taken for less than 1 month · October 19, 2018

For Tinea Cruris: “not effective as a cure”

1 / 10
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Dahmer11 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · July 30, 2021

For Tinea Pedis: “It only helps alleviate surface reactions to infection. Sadly it clears then returns to to build up inside body from inside out.”

4 / 10
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