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Can a fungus like athletes foot take root in perineum area? as an avid cyclist/swimmer/runner I think it arises. What to do to get rid of it?
Jock itch: [although you don't have to be a jock to qualify]. Fungus loves moisture. Change out of damp garments. Dry well. Use powder [not corn starch]. Wear loose clothes which breathe [like cotton]. You can use over-the-counter athlete foot's cream. Boric acid is an old fashioned remedy that works too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ther perineum is the area between the anus and the scrotum in men and the vulva in women. It generally refers to the surface anatomy, from the pubic symphysis to the coccyx. Perineal tears and episiotomy can occur in this region during childbirth. The anogenital distance is a measure of the distance between the anus and the base of the penis or vagina & used in the ...Read more
White pimples on perineum doctor gave me cream for fungi infection.. Hasn't gone seems worse, don't hurt or itch. Found 1 or 2 inside vagina opening?
Treat and Evaluate: Most fungal infections of the skin respond to 10 days of treatment with over-the-counter anti-fungal creams. The question is why do you have that type of infection there. If the infection doesn't respond or is getting worse, you need to be seen by an internist or a dermatologist. Diabetes may predispose one to such infections, so if the infection persisits or recurs, you should be tested for that. ...Read more
Lamisil (terbinafine) Cream: Tinea cruris, or "jock itch", is a common condition that is caused by a fungus that affects the skin. Lamisil (terbinafine) cream is a common treatment of this condition that is extremely effective and is available without a prescription. Commonly, persons with tinea cruris have tinea pedis (athelete's foot), which should be treated as well. Often patients have intertrigo, which they mistake for "jock itch". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly : Does it itch? Is there scaly appearance? If yes then likely. Sometimes you can examine the area under a woods light and this will indicate a fungal infection. A culture can confirm the infection. Your podiatrist can easily take care of this for you. Some infections can not be successfully treated with over the counter preparations but you can try - ask your pharmacist for one of them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers