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Can someone please tell me a cure that is effective for treating tinea cruris?

Can someone please tell me a cure that is effective for treating tinea cruris?

Often easy: Tinea curries is usually very easy to treat with otc anti fungal creams or sprays. However, it is also easy to get again after it has resolved. Consider seeing your doctor if your condition doesn't get better. ...Read more

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In how many days will the tinea cruris be cured?

In how many days will the tinea cruris be cured?

It depends: Depends on many factors such as: type of treatment, health and age of the individual, frequency of use of the medication and the severity of the condition. ...Read more

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What ointments are good to address tinea cruris?

What ointments are good to address tinea cruris?

Antifungals: Antifungals are best. I generally recommend creams rather than ointments. Examples include tolnaftate, miconazole, etc. ...Read more

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What ointments are good for treating tinea cruris?

What ointments are good for treating tinea cruris?

Tinea cruris: tinea cruris is a fungal skin infection affecting the groin. You will need an antifungal ointment to treat this. There are over-the-counter antifungal ointments available, but other times may require a prescription. It would be best to let your doctor know about your tinea cruris to receive the best directed treatment, or a consult through healthtap may suffice. ...Read more

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I have tinea cruris (jock itch) that won't go away, how can I treat this?

I have tinea cruris (jock itch) that won't go away, how can I treat this?

Antifungals: A topical antifungal such as tolnaftate usually clears this in a few days. You need to keep the area dry and not re-use towels. If this does not work, perhaps it is something else. Candida has satellite red lesions and requires a different treatment. ...Read more

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What is difference between tinea pedis and tinea cruris?

What is difference between tinea pedis and tinea cruris?

Only location: Tinea refers to the fungal infection of skin. Tinea pedis (pedis=foot) is athlete's foot, and tinea cruris (cruris=crotch) is jock itch. They differ only in location, and are treated the same way. ...Read more

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How can I definitely conclude if I have scrotodynia or tinea cruris? Do I need to have a biopsy done?

Times cruris: See your dermatologist to have an examination and a fungal culture done. If the cultures are negative a biopsy might be indicated. This will be up to the clinical judgement of your physician. ...Read more

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How can one treat tinea cruris if clotrimazole doesn't work?

Oral anti-fungal: If a topical anti-fungal does not work, then it's likely time to see a physician for confirmation of the diagnosis and consideration of a prescription oral anti-fungal such as terbinafine or fluconazole. ...Read more

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Will elevated blood glucose av =182 keep tinea cruris hanging around?

Will elevated blood glucose av =182 keep tinea cruris hanging around?

Yes: People with diabetes have more fungal infections than people with normal blood sugar. Yeast loves warm moist sweet places. Getting your sugars below 120 will improve your chance of getting rid of your tinea cruris, as will keeping the area dry & using anti-fungal powder. Creams don't help much as they keep the area moist, and it's hard to keep the groin in sunlight without indecent exposure! ...Read more

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How do I treat Tinea Cruris that has spread to my scrotum?

Topical antifungal: Tolnaftate is probably still the best. If there are satellite lesions, it may be candida instead and require a different medication. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Chronic tinea cruris and pedis, recently I started to itch over the whole body but have no rash except feet and groin. Could this itch be from tinea?

Yes: And I have seen it. This is called an id reaction from the tinea. Most of the time, this condition can be treated with antifungal pills (may take several months). In the meanwhile, try some cortisone cream. ...Read more

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I have dark patches or marks on my buttocks, inner thigh, groin area & legs. I had tinea cruris last year; marks not fully gone. Need medication/help.

Skin Disorder: This can be as simple as tinea but even if it is, it has come back and over the counter products are not likely going to clear it up. Best bet is to see a dermatologist or your primary care doctor.
They should be able to clear this up quickly for you and if it is something more serious you will be very glad that you got to the bottom of it. ...Read more

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Can fluocinonide be used to treat tinea cruris. I am asking because I went to the doctor last year. He did a biopsy and told me I had psoriasis. My mom told me to get a second opinion because the medication is no longer working and its getting worse. I ge

Can fluocinonide be used to treat tinea cruris. I am asking because I went to the doctor last year. He did a biopsy and told me I had psoriasis. My mom told me to get a second opinion because the medication is no longer working and its getting worse. I ge

No.: Fluocinonide is a topical corticosteroid, commonly used to treat psoriasis (and other steroid-responsive rashes such as eczema). It does not work on fungal infections, and often makes them worse. Go back to your doctor. He'll determine why the Fluocinonide is no longer working and either prescribe a replacement or send you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I see my doct today for the rash, and he prescribes me nystatin 100, 000units, hydrocortizon cream, he says that I got definetly tinea cruris & hemorro?

I see my doct today for the rash, and he prescribes me nystatin 100, 000units, hydrocortizon cream, he says that I got definetly tinea cruris & hemorro?

Nystatin is not effe: Nystatin is not effective for tinea cruris. If you have tinea cruris you also have tinea pedis (fungus on the feet). This treatment might help if you have monilia or intertrigo or seborrheic dermatitis. If it does not cure it, try otc Clotrimazole or Miconazole or ketoconazole. You may need a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Are ringworms, athlete's foot, or jock itch kinds of tinea infection?

Are ringworms, athlete's foot, or jock itch kinds of tinea infection?

Yes: All fungal infections and treatments are mostly the same. See a dermatologist or your medical doctor. If it is severe, then pills may be needed. ...Read more

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What causes jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm/tinea?

What causes jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm/tinea?

Dermatophytes: Jock itch and athletes foot are caused by fungi called dermatophytes. They are normal inhabitants of our skin. If conditions such as moisture and warmth are excessive these dermatophytes grow, thrive and cause fungal infections. These fungal infections can spread from body part to body part and even from person to person. Keep the areas dry and clean. If you get an infection there are otc meds. ...Read more

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Ringworm, athletes foot, or jock itch are the same kind of tinea infection?

Ringworm, athletes foot, or jock itch are the same kind of tinea infection?

Yes: All are superficial fungal infections that thrive in the dead cells that cover and protect the skin. Different species of fungus can cause the same or different nuisance illnesses, but all are easy to manage with today's topical medications. ...Read more

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Can I use jock itch on my feet? (Tebinafine) It's probably tinea perdis. Or just use athletes foot? (Terbinafine hydrochloride) sound the same

Can I use jock itch on my feet? (Tebinafine) It's probably tinea perdis. Or just use athletes foot? (Terbinafine hydrochloride) sound the same

Either One Ok to Use: Tinea Pedis, a fungal skin infection: itchy rash between toes/sides of feet, can infect toenails. Same fungus causes Jock Itch. Terbinafine (anti-fungal) used to treat both. Prevention is key. Cleanse feet/between toes daily in soapy water. Air dry 15 min. Avoid sweaty feet, wear absorbent socks, change if damp, shoe inserts & foot powder help. See doctor if not resolved after 2 wks therapy. ...Read more

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How can you get tinea pedis?

How can you get tinea pedis?

Any where: You can catch it anywhere by walking barefoot. ...Read more

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Can tinea barbe be confused with herpes?

Could: Tinea can be diagnosed easily by examining skin scraping, KOH treatment of the sample and microscopic examination. Examining the hair with wood's lamp may also reveal the fungus. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get tinea off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get tinea off and on?

Local immune system: Prevalence to infection is combination of localized immune function and colonization by strain of fungus. The use of oral antifungal may eradicate the fungus. A dilute clorox bath 1 cup per tub one tp tpw times per week may decrease decolonization. ...Read more

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Which part of an athletes body would be affected by tinea pedis?

Which part of an athletes body would be affected by tinea pedis?

Pedis=feet: Tinea refers to a skin infection due to a fungus and if it on the feet then it is tinea pedis (athelete's foot). If you have it in the groin (jock itch) then it is tinea cruris, on the scalp it is tinea capitis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I want to know what can cause my skin to get white, its not tinea and its not vitiligo.

I want to know what can cause my skin to get white, its not tinea and its not vitiligo.

Is it really white?: Is the color of your rash truly white or is it just a lighter than your normal skin? Is there a very fine scale on the skin also? You could have something such as a superficial fungus infection that can be treated easily. You should see a dermatologist who can make the proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to treat tinea capitis for the second time? Different meds or same meds as last time?

Depends: If you use the medicine not long enough, you are not going to see the result, not the problem with the medicine.
A minimum of 3 months for griseofulvin, 2 months of ketoconazole, terbinafine, etc.
If you try long enough, not working, then shift to another. ...Read more

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Jock Itch (Definition)

Also known as Tinea Cruis, this is a fungal infection of the skin in the groin area that turns the ...Read more