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Need Help With Jock Itch
No it's an antibioti: Your better off with an antifungalGet a more detailed answer ›
See gynecologist: To determine the cause ; an appropriate treatment plan. Causes of vaginal itching include yeast infections; vaginitis; contact w chemicals (douches, detergent, feminine spray, contraceptive foam/ jelly or ointments or creams); stress; pinworm; menopause (vaginal drying); precancerous lesions ; stress. ...Read more
Not usually: Mycolog cream is usually very soothing. It shouldn't make your burning worse. Best wishes! ...Read more
See below:: Hydrocortisone/cortaid is a topical steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling. Hydrocortisone topical is used to treat inflammation of the skin caused by a number of conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, or psoriasis. Read more at http://www.Drugs.Com/mtm/hydrocortisone-topical.Html#5kljargh0ylfwygc.99. ...Read more
Does cortaid (hydrocortisone) only work for helping itching or does it help getting rid of rashes also?
Mild relief: Cortaid (hydrocortisone)/hydrocorisone is a fairly weak topical steroid, and can help with milder itching and rashes caused by allergies, eczema and skin sensitivities. If you're pretty sure you know the cause, it's fine to try Cortaid (hydrocortisone) first, and if that doesn't work, see your doc for a stronger steroid by rx. If you aren't sure that it isn't an infection, get checked first, because steroids can worsen infections. ...Read more
It might.: Most kinds of jock itch is either inflammed irritated skin or harboring a dermatophyte like candida. Just as there are different kinds of diaper rashes and medicaments to treat them, some of these may help with jock itch. Keeping the skin cool and dry is the best beginning for treatment. ...Read more
Not a good treatment: "Jock itch" is not a diagnosis. There are dozens of possible causes for genital itch. Begin with a specific definition of the cause. Successful treatment flows from that. Clobetasol, as a super-potent steroid, is prone to cause ugly, annoying purple streaks and thin, wrinkled skin when used on the genital skin. Avoid use in this area for more than a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can:: Ash aka "xerosis" can be treated with the following: •creams containing alpha- or beta-hydroxy acids (glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid) •urea-based cream •preparation containing high concentrations of propylene glycol •corticosteroid (cortisone) cream, if the skin is inflamed or very itchy (aka cortaid)-however, a stronger prescription strength may be indicated. See your dr./derm. ...Read more
No it will not: No it will not make it worse. ...Read more
Can econazole cream for jock itch be used in combination with over-the-counter lotrimen jock itch spray or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sprays to suppress itching?
Probably: Usually we don't want to use two different antifungal agents at the same time but there is probably no harm in doing so. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) spray is ok but there are other otc stuff such as tricalm, itch x that may be more effective. I would suggest that you space the application 30-minute or more apart and see your doctor if the problem persists. ...Read more
JockItch=TineaCruris: Tinea cruris is medical term for jock itch which is a fungal infection in groin. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/jock-itch/basics/definition/con-20021468 for more info. Fucidin or fusidic acid is used to treat certain bacterial infections (https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/2374) & would be useless against jock itch. Ask your pharmacist for over-the-counter options. ...Read more
Meds needed: Need medical treatment with antlhelminthic med such as pin-x. ...Read more