Griseofulvin and Whitfield’s ointment- time for their resurrection as part of multidrug therapy in management of recalcitrant dermatophyte infections?


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Author Details : Sujata R. Mehta Ambalal*

Volume : 7, Issue : 1, Year : 2021

Article Page : 86-89

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijced.2021.018



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We are facing a resurgence of dermatophytic infections in epidemic proportions in India, and the newer anti fungals don’t seem to give the desired results in all patients. Is it time to go back to the older antifungals like Griseofulvin and Whitfield’s ointment? This article looks at the why’s and how’s of this dilemma. Author’s experience corroborating the use of Griseofulvin and Whitfield’s ointment as part of a multidrug regimen for glabrous tinea infections is also included.

Keywords: Tinea, Griseofulvin, Whitfield’s ointment, Multidrug treatment.


How to cite : Ambalal S R M, Griseofulvin and Whitfield’s ointment- time for their resurrection as part of multidrug therapy in management of recalcitrant dermatophyte infections?. IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol 2021;7(1):86-89


Copyright © 2021 by author(s) and IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org)



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