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Crotch Fungal Infection
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
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
I have recurrent fungal infection in my groin region, used anti fungal flucanozole...But not relieving...What to 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
Is it a good idea to use dettol for ichiness at the groin and inner thigh area, seems to be a fungal infection?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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