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Is it ok too exercise whilst treating a fungal infection around inner thigh area, or will this just slow the healing process and make it worse ?

Is it ok too exercise whilst treating a fungal infection around inner thigh area, or will this just slow the healing process and make it worse ?

Ok: If the exercise causes rubbing, and moisture, a good shower and reapplication of medication will negate the problem. Losing weight from the exercise will help preclude the tendency to pick up the fungus. That said, use your judgement as to what works best for you ...Read more

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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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I have a fungal infection near my inner thighs, i m taking treatment for the same, but still it is not cure. I have this infection 3.5 yrs.Pls advice?

Other diagnosis?: With proper treatment, fungal infection will not linger for 3.5yrs. If it is indeed fungal, does it clear and return? If so, tests are needed to ensure there is no major underlying reason. If not, i.e. If it has remained there for this period, it might be that your treatment is irregular or some other diagnosis may beresponsible. ...Read more

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Treated a fungal infection around back passage inner thigh scrotum and penis area, everything cleared but scrotum still red do I keep applying cream ?

Yes: You have a fungal infection, sometimes called "Jock Itch". Use an antifungal cream or powder that contains terbinafine, miconazole, or clotrimazole. You can buy these products without a prescription. Brand names include Lamisil, Lotrimin, Micatin. Follow the directions on the package, and don't stop using the medicine just because your symptoms go away and continue until redness is gone. ...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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Hi. I have got skin itches in inner thighs. Like fungal infection. Which is better? Onabet or clotrimazole USP 1% ??

Hi. I have got skin itches in inner thighs. Like fungal infection. Which is better? Onabet or clotrimazole USP 1% ??

Both are azole: antifungals, the bigger question is: is the rash actually a fungus or irritation or bacteria.See derm for diagnosis and proper treatment if either topical didn't clear rash ...Read more

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Respective doc.me and my family are suffering from fungal infections near the butt area and inner thigh we are using terbinafine HCl but all in vain?

Fungal infection: There are other anti-fungal medications that would be useful to try for you and your family. I would recommend going back to the Physician who prescribed this first one to have him/her recheck you to see if a different medication would be more appropriate or if you have something different than a fungal infection. If you cannot reach this Physician, you can sign up for Healthtap Prime. ...Read more

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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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