I just wanted to update you. Lotrimin actually has a different fungicide in it. Either way, you need the Terbinafine hydrochloride 1%. Lamasil is the brand name of the fungicide containing Terbinafine hydrochloride 1%, but I didn't check to see what else is in it. Buy the generic. I also wasn't clear above in describing how much to put on. Cover all affected areas and keep covering them when the creme dries. I found out that the more you put on the better. I did that yesterday morning, and my hand is practically healed. Any place on your hand that is rough, add the creme. The roughness is a sign that the fungus is still there. Don't use any moisturizers. It would be bad for you to add them. Just use the medicine. Also, I said that it might take two weeks for your hand to heal, but with heavy use of the Terbinafine Hydrochloride 1%, I think you will be healed in less than a week after you first start using it. It depends how long and how damaged your hand is from the fungus, because it will take a little time for the skin to recover. I really mean constantly apply the Terbinafine Cream. I added a whole bunch, I think I could feel it in my heart. You really have to add a heavy dose and hit the fungus hard, and then keep adding it, so the fungus doesn't recover.
One thing that has me a little worried is if the fungus could have gotten on any part of my internal digestive tract or traveled any place else. I'm sure I licked my fingers several times since I've had it. I wasn't clear above too about the 5% absortion. That is the percentage I believe gets absorbed into your blood stream. I'm hoping that that is enough to kill any other fugus that I am not seeing. I also wonder if the fungus can travel by blood or any other way to the heart, veins, arteries, and organs. I wonder what those symptoms would be if there are any symptoms at all. I'm going to investigate this. Either way, it is another reason why I believe that giving yourself a heavy dose of the cream can only be beneficial. But basically, the "heavy dose" is still a minute amount of active ingredient and it takes a lot of cream to work, probably because it's so weak, so I wonder if that "heavy dose" would be enough to affect any fungus inside the body if it is even able to live there, which I think it can. I put heavy dose in quotes because I called adding a lot of the cream consistantly a heavy dose compared to what the package says (the package is wrong), but it really isn't a heavy dose at all. Anyways, I hope you are using the creme and that you tell me how your hand is doing. I wanted to know where you first saw this skin aliment on your hand develope as that is part of why I know it is fungus. Does it have a deep tinge ( which I like to say) -a deep tingle? It's itchy.
Also, don't freak out about it. You probably wash your hands alot, and that is a good thing. Especially in the winter, when the air is dry, if you wash your hands a lot, you loose oils in your hand which make your hand more susceptible to something like this. Either way it is not a big thing and after you use the creme it will be gone anyway.