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Fungal Infection In The Groin Area
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
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
Does some fungal infection in groin area , sometimes looks like red pimples , but little and itchy? Like face pimples without white or black head
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
Doctor treated me for a fungal infection groin and back passage area however after 3 months thinks it scabies ? I've not been in contact with anyone?
Unusual: Scabies is diagnosed when a skin scraping, of the area involved, is done, and then reviewed under a microscope to look for scabies mites or eggs. If your doctor did that and saw evidence of scabies, it confirms that diagnosis. If not, it should be done if that is suspected. It is treated entirely differently than fungus. So...you should have that rash thoroughly inspected soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Does repetly jock itch in anus and groin area is a symptom of aids or HIV ? I have the fungal infection about from november, is heals and comesback
Possible not likely: Repeated fungal infections can certainly sometimes mean it is being caused by another infection like HIV but also diabetes can commonly cause them as well. Get examined and tested regularly since having unprotected sex.See your doctor for other treatment options of the fungus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it a good idea to use dettol for ichiness at the groin and inner thigh area, seems to be a fungal infection?
The area around groin and bum is irritated after using harsh soap. Will using a 0.5 hydrocortisone oinment only for 3 days cause a fungal infection?
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
Groins are red and sore only started since i started swimming could this be a fungal infection? If not what could cause this?
I constantly get a fungal infection near my groin and under butt cheeks. I have been asked by the doctor to take fluconazole tablets. Please help?
Fungal: It is normal to be prescribed oral anti-fungal medication when you have a good solid fungal infection. You may want to try an additional measure by ensuring that area is dry and clean as much as possible. Zeasorb is a great option to use. It is an anti-fungal medication in powder form and may help you stay a biit drier while treating the infection. Always consult your prescriber if need. ...Read more
How do I remove dark colored scars in my butt cheek and groin caused by fungal infection? Thanks! :) god bless.
The fungal infection is gone now, but it leat a pink spot scar around the groin, is that normal? Is in the same place the rash was!
Post inflam erythema: This discoloration is called post inflammatory erythema which i liken to foot prints in the snow. As the weather warms the snow melts and eventually there is no trace of the foot prints. Give it 2-3 months! ...Read more
If you have a fungal infection or bacterial infection on your penis will your groin lymph nodes swell ?
They may: Depending on the infection, and the severity of it, the lymph-nodes may get reactive and swell in their efforts to work and help fight off the infection. Fungal infection are usually minor and cutaneous (on the skin) and do not normally achieve lymph node activation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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