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how to treat and prevent spreading for a fungal skin infection?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Clotrimazole: If you are certain it is a skin fungus, then you can try over the counter clotrimazole which is a very effective fungicide, and inexpensive. Apply this twice a day to the lesion in a light coating for 4-7 days. If persistent beyond that, then see a dermatologist.

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A 28-year-old male asked:

I seem to have a fungal skin infection i can't completely get rid of. I've seen a doctor who recommended I use a topical antifungal but i still get it?

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Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 21 years experience
Ask for fungal test: Fungal infections of the skin can be definitively diagnosed by viewing a skin scraping under the microscope, doing a fungal culture, or a skin biopsy. Once the diagnosis is definitively confirmed, oral antifungal pills and topical creams such as naftin (naftifine) are effective at clearing it up.

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