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Dr. Michael Dugan
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Fungal Infection (Definition)

Fungal infections are clinical conditions in which a person has an infection due to a pathogen called a fungus (in contrast to infections caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites). Fungal infections occur commonly on the skin (including Jock Itch and Athlete's Foot) and can also cause more serious infections in those ...Read more


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What are the remedies for curing a fungal infection on the skin in the groin area?

What are the remedies for curing a fungal infection on the skin in the groin area?

Antifungal Cream: You can use over the counter anti fungal cream or a prescription antifungal cream, it usually is enough to clear the infection but recurrences are common due to persiperation in that area.Keeping the groin area clean and dry after bathing and putting dry underwears right away after swimming and not to share towels and clothing with others, avoid tight fitting clothes and use anifungal powder. ...Read more

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I have a fungal infection on my groin what would be a good over-the-counter medicine?

I have a fungal infection on my groin what would be a good over-the-counter medicine?

Cut out sugar first: Before trying to cover up the infection, take care of the cause first. It's probably candida so cut out sugar and carbs and you should feel relief within a few days. ...Read more

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I think the groin rash is due to a fungal infection. What can I do?

I think the groin rash is due to a fungal infection. What can I do?

OTC antifungal cream: Many of the fungi that cause groin rash-jock itch or the medical term tinea cruris-are sensitive to over the counter anti-fungal cremes-like those that treat athletes foot. Just buy some tinactin, (tolnaftate) lamasil, etc.-apply it two times a day sparingly to the rash, keep it dry and the rash should get better in 4-7 days. If it persists go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies for curing a fungal infection on the skin in the groin area?

Are there any natural remedies for curing a fungal infection on the skin in the groin area?

Not reliable: Fungus in the groin is often due to chronic wetness from sweat and/or skin folds. There are many over the counter remedies in the drug stores, so try asking a pharmacist for his/her choice. If unresolved, then see your doctor for prescription strength cures. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to use dettol for ichiness at the groin and inner thigh area, seems to be a fungal infection?

Is it a good idea to use dettol for ichiness at the  groin and inner thigh area, seems to be a fungal infection?

Dettol: This will probably not help treat the fungal infection. You need to have the fungal type diagnosed and then treated with an appropriate medical which may involve topical as well as oral medication. ...Read more

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I treated a groin fungal infection a few years ago that left me with skin discoloration in the same area. How do I get rid of this discoloration?

I treated a groin fungal infection a few years ago that left me with skin discoloration in the same area. How do I get rid of this discoloration?

Improve with time: The discoloration of your skin following the fungal infection is totally normal and will improve with time without any treatment. ...Read more

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After three weeks of using a doctor prescribed cream should my fungal infection of the groin area be cleared up?

Yes: 3 weeks is enough time for a fungal cream to cure a fungal skin infection and stop the itching and the spreading (the skin may take a longer time to return to a normal appearance). Either the fungus is not sensitive to the cream (wrong treatment) or you have some other cause for your rash. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more