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What is tolnaftate?

Tolnaftate is an antifungal medication that is used to fight fungal infections, such as jock itch, athlete's foot and ringworm. When used with other antifungal medications, tolnaftate can fight fungal infections of your nails, scalp, palms and soles of your feet.  Brand names include: Absorbine Athlete's Foot, Absorbine Jr. Antifungal, Aftate For Athlete's Foot, Blis-To-Sol, Desenex Spray, Fungatin, Fungi-Guard, Genaspor, Hongos, NP 27, Podactin, T-Athlete, Tinactin, Tinaspore, Ting, Tinactin Jock Itch, Aftate For Jock Itch, Absorbine Jock Itch, Q-Naftate, Tinaderm, Lamisil Defense, Tinactin Deodorant Spray, Dr. Scholl's Odor Destroyers Sport Spray, Mycocide NS, Lamisil AT Defense, Lamisil AT Defense Cream to Powder. Tolnaftate is available without a prescription, and you can find it as a spray, cream, gel, powder, liquid or aerosol solution.

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