Lotrimin AF

Posted on: Tue, 01/17/2006 - 3:36am
patsmommy's picture
Joined: 10/31/2001 - 09:00

Has anyone ever used this? The dentist recommended it for my pa son. He has been licking his lips and they skin above the lip is very chapped. I have been using vaseline. The dentist said to use that, because its a type of fungus?????
I have to go to the pharm and ask him but was wondering if anyone here has used it

Posted on: Tue, 01/17/2006 - 4:00am
pgrubbs's picture
Joined: 10/27/2003 - 09:00

I've used it on DD (diaper rash) many times- no reaction. However, it was before I knew of PA so I did not call and check ingredients.

Posted on: Tue, 01/17/2006 - 4:35am
momma2boys's picture
Joined: 03/14/2003 - 09:00

I don't know the safety as far as pa, but by putting it there, it seems he would get it in his mouth and I don't know how safe that is!

Posted on: Tue, 01/17/2006 - 4:39am
jen96ttu's picture
Joined: 07/11/2005 - 09:00

I've used the Lotrimin drops on my PA son at times when his diaper rash got really bad. He never had a reaction to it and it always helped the rash tremendously. You might ask the doctor if you can use the drops. Can be kinda hard to find sometimes though. I'm just thinking it may be aborbed by his skin quicker and you wouldn't have to worry about him licking it.

Posted on: Tue, 01/17/2006 - 6:36am
Momcat's picture
Joined: 03/15/2005 - 09:00

I have used Lotrimin on my PA daughter for athlete's foot and on my egg allergic son for yeasty diaper rash. It was well tolerated by both of them.
Mom to 6 1/2 yr old PA/TNA daughter and 3 yr old son who is allergic to eggs.

Posted on: Tue, 01/17/2006 - 6:40am
MimiM's picture
Joined: 10/10/2003 - 09:00

My son has the same mouth licking thing going on too (he's 3 1/2.). I think it started when the weather got cold and his lips got chapped. Now it's kind of turned into a habit although it's not as bad as it was at first. I've noticed that it appears more red at the end of the day but is better in the morning (since he's been sleeping for the whole night and not bothering it). I've been using aquaphor on it before bed and Chapstick before he leaves for school.
I think it will ultimately get better when the weather gets warmer and he gets over the habit.
My older son has had habits like this before. I always find that they spontaneously get over these type of things after a few weeks or months.

Posted on: Tue, 01/17/2006 - 6:55am
patsmommy's picture
Joined: 10/31/2001 - 09:00

Momma2boys i was worried about him licking it too
mimi, my son is 8 YEARS OLD!! lol i stold him stop licking your lips, they arent red anymore they are flaking but you know since the dentist told him he about fungus he hasnt licked them, i guess that cured him real quick
My 5 year old is licking his lips and they are all red
maybe i will try the aquaphor

Posted on: Tue, 01/17/2006 - 1:03pm
Lebovitz's picture
Joined: 08/28/2005 - 09:00

No way...but no harm! Wasting your money! See a dermatologist.....from your residential pharmacist

Posted on: Wed, 01/18/2006 - 3:32am
patsmommy's picture
Joined: 10/31/2001 - 09:00

i have to tell you that his lips look pretty good today and thats with nothing on them at all. i didnt put anything on them. I think the fact that he hasnt licked them since saturday helped. Ithink the fear that he could have a fungus cured his licking habit. lol
Now my 5 yr old is still licking and he looks like he just had red fruit punch. ugh

Posted on: Wed, 01/18/2006 - 3:33am
patsmommy's picture
Joined: 10/31/2001 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by Lebovitz:
[b]No way...but no harm! Wasting your money! See a dermatologist.....from your residential pharmacist[/b]
Do you mean that the lotrim af wont work or the aquaphor?

Posted on: Wed, 01/18/2006 - 12:29pm
MimiM's picture
Joined: 10/10/2003 - 09:00

With all due respect to the dentist, fungal infections usually occur in areas that are not well exposed to air (i.e the groin, under the breasts, etc.).
Since the lip biting/licking thing is associated with chapped lips in the winter, I would bet that it's not a fungal infection. It's more likely an irritation from lips being chapped and then the biting , and constant licking in response to the chapped lips.
So, my thought has been to treat the chapped lips with aquaphor (keeps the lips moist and is not going to hurt him if he inadvertently licks it), and chapstick (intended for treating chapped lips).
By the way, my son's looks better too lately (we've had some warmer days lately).


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