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Overview

Monoguard Shampoo

Manufacturer: Micro Labs Ltd
Medicine composition: Sertaconazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Monoguard Shampoo is used to treat an infection that occurs between the toes known as athlete’s foot. It is an azole antifungal that works by blocking the growth and spread of the fungal cell wall, thereby killing it.

Monoguard Shampoo should not be used if you are allergic to any of its ingredients or other azole antifungals. Let your doctor know if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding, if you’re taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs, herbal medicines and diet supplements.

Firstly, clean and dry the affected skin area very well. Apply the Monoguard Shampoo cream over it and wash your hands very well after application. Continue using the cream throughout the course of the treatment so that the infection is completely cleared up. Do not bandage the area unless directed by the doctor.

The very common side effects of Monoguard Shampoo are dry skin and tenderness at the point of application. Some of the more severe side effects include oozing, redness, blistering, breathing difficulty and tightness of chest. If such signs are seen over a period of time, see a doctor immediately.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Dermatologist before using this medicine.

Is It safe with alcohol?
No interaction found
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Sertaspor cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Sertaspor cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Monoguard Shampoo is an antifungal agent that works by strongly inhibiting the enzyme cytochrome P450 14α-demethylase which is responsible for conversion of lanosterol to ergosterol. Ergosterol is required for synthesis of the fungal cell wall and this inhibition results in eventual cell death.
What are you using Monoguard Shampoo for?
Fungal Infections
How much was the improvement?
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Not taking on daily level
How did you take this medicine?
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
No Side Effects
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Popular Questions & Answers

I am only 19 but my hair is going white what to do. And are the reason which causing it.

M.D.(Ayu.) Basic Principles, B.A.M.S., I.P.G.T.& R.A., GAU
Ayurveda, Ajmer
I am only 19 but my hair is going white what to do. And are the reason which causing it.
Hi Lybrate User use of excess oily spicy fried salty acidic foods vitiated pitta dosh according to Ayurved which leads to whitening of hairs. Avoid oily spicy fried salty heavy acidic foods and cold drinks etc. Use plenty of fresh Awala juice after taking breakfast with lukewarm water regularly. Use Tablet sankuntalam two tablets three times a day. Use Sampoo Shyamla of vasu pharmacy. Use oil Nilibharangadi on hair roots. Tc Thank Regards.
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I'm suffering from severe hair fall for some time now. My hair falls all the time. It sheds like anything. Now my hair partition is increasing and the scalp is little visible at front. Please help and suggest some supplement or medicine.

M.D.(Ayu.) Basic Principles, B.A.M.S., I.P.G.T.& R.A., GAU
Ayurveda, Ajmer
I'm suffering from severe hair fall for some time now. My hair falls all the time. It sheds like anything. Now my hai...
Hi Lybrate User Use Tablet sankuntalam two tablets two times a day after taking meal. Use Sampoo Shyamla of vasu pharmacy. Use oil Nilibharangadi on hair roots. Avoid oily spicy fried salty food stuffs. Take light easily digestable nutrional foods. Take plenty of fresh Awala juice after taking breakfast with lukewarm water regularly. Tc Thank Regards.
24 people found this helpful

I am suffering from sudden hair fall. Like hair fall for girls after taking shower and while combing am getting very heavy hair fall this am having ths problem for past 3 months.

MD - Skin, VD & Leprosy, Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgeons
Dermatologist, Delhi
I am suffering from sudden hair fall. Like hair fall for girls after taking shower and while combing am getting very ...
I'd advise you to visit your nearest dermatologist. Hair fall needs comprehensive treatment. Don't waste time trying different shampoos or oils. They will not help.
2 people found this helpful

My eyes have white dandruff like stuff every time I get up in the morning and even during the day. What can be done to avoid it?

ms ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Faridabad
My eyes have white dandruff like stuff every time I get up in the morning and even during the day. What can be done t...
This is medically known as blephritis. Use a gud antidandruff shampoo twice a week. Warm compress. And clean the eyelid daily two time with diluted baby shampoo. And apply eye ointment over lid margin with trade name QSAP. OR CHLOROCHOL H.OR OCCUPOL D.and have your eyesight checked.
2 people found this helpful

Itching near thigh with round redness. Starts after rainy season and no lotion is working effectively. All dark spots are spreading nearby areas. Please prescribe good medicine or cream to apply for permanent remedies Regards Vikas.

MD Hom., Certificate in Food and Nutrition, BHMS, Diploma In Yoga, PGDM
Homeopath, Indore
Itching near thigh with round redness. Starts after rainy season and no lotion is working effectively. All dark spots...
Fungus usually grows in absence of oxygen. Exposure to more oxygen helps in preventing fungal growth. Fungal infection occurs due to poor immunity. To get rid of it we need good nutritious food. Avoid all types of shampoo and soap For this problem, we need to see the case to come to any conclusion. Without visualizing the condition, it is difficult to come to any conclusion regarding this disease. So if possible, do visit the clinic or book an online appointment for the treatment. Ringworm infection usually occurs recurrently, so the type of infection needs to be analysed. For this problem you need to take proper homeopathic treatment along with maintaining of hygienic conditions, keep your skin dry.

Popular Health Tips

Hair Fall - 9 Quick Tips That Can Help You Handle It!

MBBS, MD Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Hair Fall - 9 Quick Tips That Can Help You Handle It!

Hair-fall is a normal process, if we consider the hair-growth cycle that lasts for two to six weeks. The usual rate of growth is about one centimeter a month. After two to three months, hair which were in their ‘resting phase’ shed to allow new hair to grow back. Deviation from this normal cycle leads to abnormal hair-fall which can then become a matter of concern.

Tips to handle abnormal hair loss

  1. Testing hair thinning: Take 20 to 30 hair strands and hold them between your thumb and index finger. Pull firmly and slowly. If more than six hair strands happen to come out at a time, then you might be suffering from abnormal hair loss.
  2. Limited use of hair dryers: Consistent heating weakens the hair proteins and leads to brittleness and fragility of hair follicles. Hence, limit the uses of hair dryers, curlers, hair straightness or hot brushes.
  3. Avoid Perms: Avoid chemical straightening or curling which breaks the inner bonding of your hair and makes the hair brittle.
  4. Avoid bleachingBleaching removes the natural pigment and weakens the hair follicles.
  5. Avoid pulling the hair strands tightly: Certain hairstyling involves tightly pulling the hair and using clips or elastics, tight braids, plaits, cornrows, tight ponytail. Avoid using heated rollers. ‘Traction alopecia’ is the term coined for tightly pulling of your hair.
  6. Use a mild shampoo: Regularly washing your hair cleanses your hair as well as your scalp which prevents any chance of infection and the subsequent hair loss. Instead of shampooing daily, do it on alternate days. Mild shampoo includes sultaines, sulfosuccinates, silicones, and amphoacetate.
  7. Right Choice of Shampoo: Use different shampoos for different purposes; dandruff, greasy or normal hair and for dry hair. If the shampoo is rich in protein, it may boost the volume and make it thicker and smoother for a temporary period, but does not repair the damaged hair
  8. Use a good hairbrush: Use a soft brush, made of natural fibers. Instead of a brush, use a comb for wet hair.
  9. Scalp Massage: Massage your hair with nourishing oils such as rosemary, coconut, almond or lavender oil. It warms your skin and boosts blood circulation and provides nutrients to the follicles.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!





 

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Combing Your Hair - Common Mistakes That We All Make!

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Combing Your Hair - Common Mistakes That We All Make!

You will be surprised to know that about 35 million men and 21 million women suffer from excessive hairfall in India. Excessive hair fall can be the result of certain illnesses, hormonal changes, over-use of hair products that contain chemicals or a poor diet. What you may not have considered is that you can also lose a lot of hair by combing it the wrong way.

Check if you’re making these common combing mistakes.

Are you combing your hair from the roots down?
If you’re combing your hair you should always start from the middle while working it downwards. Move the comb upwards (near the roots) only when there are no more tangles remaining in the bottom half.
If you start combing from your roots, you may have to fight more tangles on the way to the bottom. This induces strain on your scalp, and increases hair breakage. The end result is weak hair and roots, and more hair fall.

Are you combing post the application of a hair product?
A comb should never be used just after the application of a hair paste, serum or cream for treatment or styling. You must use only your fingers to comb through your hair once you've applied a styling product.
If you use a comb post-application of a styling product, it not only loses its effect, but may also harm your hair and its texture.Consequently, it may lead to increased breakage and hair loss over time.


Are you detangling your hair after shampooing or washing?
Hair is known to be at its weakest when wet, which can also make it prone to tangling. Combing and excessive pulling of tangled, wet hair increases your chances of hair breakage and eventual hair loss.
To avert water-induced frowns, you can try giving a comb-through before wetting your hair in the shower. Alternatively, you can also try combing your hair during a shower. Apply the conditioner first; next, untangle the strands by using only your fingers, and then use a wide-toothed comb just before washing.

Are you regularly back-combing your hair?
Sometimes people back-comb their hair from the roots working towards the ends. This hair teasing technique adds volume and texture to your hair. Although it’s a great trick, its regular use may damage your hair cuticles, which as a result, may also ruin your hair’s quality, lead to frizzy hair and increase breakage and hair loss.

To get the element of volume without the damage, you can try light hair sprays, which help you in getting a similar look.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Enlarged Breasts in Men(Gynecomastia ) - Know Its Surgical Treatment!

M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Noida
Enlarged Breasts in Men(Gynecomastia ) - Know Its Surgical Treatment!

Swollen breast tissues in men or boys caused by hormonal (testosterone and estrogen) imbalances is called gynecomastia. Both breasts or one breast, can be affected by gynecomastia. At any point in life, from birth to puberty, even in adulthood, you might develop gynecomastia. Most of the times, gynecomastia is caused by hormonal imbalances, but there might be some underlying causes as well.
Gynecomastia is normally not a serious condition, but it can be difficult to deal with the pain and embarrassment.

It can be cured with surgery or medication, if it doesn't go away on its own.

Symptoms and signs of gynecomastia include:

  • Enlarged glands in the breast tissue
  • Tenderness in the breast

The causes that trigger gynecomastia include:

  1. Hormonal changes: Testosterone and estrogen control the sexual development in men and women respectively. Estrogen is not a hormone that only women produce; men produce it too. When the production of testosterone and estrogen are thrown out of balance, gynecomastia occurs.
  2. Medication: Certain medications such as anabolic steroids, androgens, HIV/AIDS medicines, antibiotics and chemotherapy can cause gynecomastia.
  3. Drugs and alcohol: Substances such as alcohol, marijuana, amphetamines, heroin and methadone cause gynecomastia.
  4. Health condition: Certain factors, such as aging, hypogonadism (a hormonal disorder), hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland), tumorskidney failure, cirrhosis, liver failure, malnutrition and starvation can lead to gynecomastia.
  5. Herbal products: Essential oils derived from plants such as lavender or tea tree, used in lotions or shampoos, have weak estrogenic actives. They have been said to cause gynecomastia.

Gynecomastia can be cured either with medication or surgery. Surgical options for gynecomastia are, however, limited.

Treatment

There is no definitive medical treatment. The main answer for Gynecomastia is surgery. It is a daycare procedure in most situations. It is done by a Surgeon, usually, a Plastic surgeon does a better job.

Anesthesia- Either Local or General anesthesia is given to make it painless

Procedure-Through a small incision in the areola, the swelling is removed by both Liposuction of the Fat part and Excision (removal) for Breast gland part. As the incision is through the areola, the final scar is hardly visible. In extensive swellings, skin also needs to be removed, wherein a scar around the areola border is visible.

Recovery- usually can go back to work in 2-3 days time. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Good Hair Health - Tips To Help You Manage Them!

Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), MBBS
Dermatologist, Noida
Good Hair Health - Tips To Help You Manage Them!

Maintaining your hair is probably one of the most tiresome things because hair needs a lot of attention and if you choose to ignore it, it gets all messy and scruffy, thus making it all the more difficult for you to maintain it any further. There may be many gels and lotions in the market that promise you the best and most shiny hair, but you know better because all of us have been there. The moment you stop using the gels, your hair turn into a larger version of a swallow's nest and you are left with the eternally perplexing question, what should you do to your hair to maintain their health? Well we thought we could help you with these hacks.

  • Comb wet hair with a lot of care and as much time as they require. The reason for this is that wet hairs are very fragile and are prone to damage. They can break pretty easily. So experts suggest you to comb them from their roots with a comb that has widely spaced teeth.

  • Every 6 to 8 weeks, trim the outermost edges of your hair. This will help you avoid split-ends and also keep your hair in a fairly good shape. Also trimming may help you cut out the grey hair that is likely to show itself distinctly if not taken care of.

  • If you use conditioners for your hair, make sure that you wash it off using cold water. Cold water helps your hair avoid shocks that can otherwise be felt because of the hot water. Thus it is safe to say that cold water helps your hair maintain its strength in such conditions.

  • Sulphate shampoos have made their way in the markets recently and their popularity has surged to quite an extent. Sulphates clean your scalp of all the dirt, but at the same time they also wash off all the essential oils in your hair, so experts suggest that sulphate free shampoos should be used as much as possible.

  • If you have dry hair, it is suggested that you avoid colouring your hair. The reason for this is the fact that dry hairs are likely to get damaged to a great extent if you dye them.

Finally, do not do anything that would impart heat to your hair, like straightening or ironing them. Heat damages your hair in the worst manner. If you follow these simple tricks and tips, there is a good chance that your hair may seem to be all the more wonderful and better than ever, and make every day of yours a good hair day! In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Itchy Penis Issue: Are Pubic Lice Common at College?

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Sexologist, Delhi
Itchy Penis Issue: Are Pubic Lice Common at College?


Going off to college is a major step in the lives of many men. It's an exciting time, but one which inevitably raises questions and concerns for guys who are "out on their own" for the first time. And with many men becoming more sexually engaged during college years, a lot of those questions revolve around penis health and avoiding embarrassing issues in this area. For example, no guy wants a seriously itchy penis - and especially when it is caused by pubic lice. So one question that arises is whether pubic lice are a common "thing" at college? And if they are, what does a guy need to do to avoid them? Or treat them, if he's not successful at avoiding them?

A college thing?

So is pubic lice a college thing? Meaning, is a guy more likely to pick up pubic lice than before or after attending college? The answer is yes - but not necessarily as much of a thing as a person might think.

To understand why, it's important to understand a little about pubic lice and the itchy penis situation they cause.

Crabs

Pubic lice are more popularly known as "crabs," mainly because the lice resemble tiny little crabs in shape. But these crabs are so small that they're very hard to see - although they do make their presence known!

Pubic lice are parasites that like to hang out on the penis, balls and general midsection area. They are most often found near pubic hair and their diet is a person's blood. Crabs are found in three stages:

- Nits, which are the eggs of the lice and are generally attached to a hair shaft. They are oval in shape, usually yellow or white, and very hard to see.

- Nymphs are the newborn lice. This stage lasts about 2-3 weeks after hatching.

- Lice are the adult version of the pest. But people usually use the phrase "pubic lice" to refer to the lice at any stage in their development.

How they spread

Pubic lice are most often spread through skin-on-skin contact, usually through sexual contact. So a man who has sex with a partner with pubic lice runs a very high risk of contracting them (and of passing them on to new partners). Because many people find a significant rise in their sexual activities when they go to college, there is a greater proportional risk of getting crabs.

In some cases, a person can get crabs through non-sexual means, such as by sharing clothing, towels, or bed linens of a person who is infected. Again, because roommates often share such items - and because, let's face it, guys at college typically don't do the best job of washing and cleaning these items! - this also increases the risk of getting crabs at college.

Prevention and treatment

The best way to prevent the itchy penis that comes with pubic lice is to avoid sexual contact with an infected person and not share their items. Wearing a condom can also offer some protection; however, since these lice often live in the crotch, this is no guarantee of safety. It also helps to regularly wash and clean clothing, bedclothes, towels and the like.

Treatment typically involves using medication (in shampoo or gel form) specifically designed for pubic lice; many over-the-counter versions work well. Thoroughly washing clothing and other possibly infested items is also required. These medications generally do a good job of killing crabs. A doctor may need to prescribe a prescription version for tougher cases.

College students who get an itchy penis due to crabs can help alleviate the itching by using a high level penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). A crème with both a high-end emollient (such as Shea butter) and a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E) can help soothe the itching. One that contains a potent antioxidant (like alpha lipoic acid) helps strengthen penis skin which also diminishes itching.