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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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


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

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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Does some fungal infection in groin area , sometimes looks like red pimples , but little and itchy? Like face pimples without white or black head

Does some fungal infection in groin area , sometimes looks like red pimples , but little and itchy? Like face pimples without white or black head

Please see below: Do you have those pimple looking itchy lesion in other parts of your body? How about hands or around belly button? It could be so many things like fungal infection itself, bacterial or sometimes scabes as well. Please see your pcp for evaluation. ...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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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?

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 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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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?

Erythrasma?: Could be erythrasma which is a common cause of groin rash in men and which is often mistaken for a fungal infection. Treatment is simple. Suggest see your GP to check exactly what's going on. femaleshttp://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/erythrasma/ ...Read more

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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

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 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?

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 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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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

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How do I remove dark colored scars in my butt cheek and groin caused by fungal infection? Thanks! :) god bless.

How do I remove dark colored scars in my butt cheek and groin caused by fungal infection? Thanks! :) god bless.

Hyperpigmentation: Time will help it fade. Also keep the skin in the area lubricated and devoid of friction with a powder or even a barrier type cream like triple paste. This will prevent further trauma and hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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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!

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

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If you have a fungal infection or bacterial infection on your penis will your groin lymph nodes swell ?

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 more

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Dr. Michael Dugan
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