Abdominal discoloration, itchy, spreading. Allergy? - Online Doctor Chats
Hi Dr XXXXXXX
I have query with regard to my husband-skin related
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The place near his navel just where he puts his belt, he has some black colouration, looks like some kind of allergy, slightly itch also, been there for a year or so, this is slowly spreading, can u recommend some cream, he says that it is quite common with guys and not willing to go to doc
Is there any redness associated with this lesion?
no redness, but skin is dry and blackish
he says it is due to sweating
Is the discoloration across the abdomen (the area where his pants fits) or is spreading down the groin (between leg and scrotom) and down the inner part of thigh?
Does he have any burning sensation?
Are you there?
hey sorry one sec doc
no burning, slight itching
Is it spreading as I described?
inner part of his thigh yes and his anal region also is extremely dry, like it requires high levels of moisturisation
May I know your husbands age?
Does he have any history of diabetes?
Has he tried any treatment for this problem?
he is 48 and no history of diabetes as of now
Any treatment considered for this problem?
not so far as it is not causing any severe discomfort, shd we see a skin specialist
Let me guide you.
We might be able to treat this with both oral medications and topical creams.
yeah it luks like fungal infection.
In the meantime
you can also try some antifungal creams like
Forcan (flucanazole) or candid cream.
This cream needs to be applied in thin layer on the affected part
covering the entire region.
This cream can be applied twice or thrice a day for 2-3 weeks.
Encourage him to improve his hygeine.
Regular change and washing of inner wears is essential.
As your rightly pointed, moisture can play a role.
You can try some antifungal powers like ketaconazole powders too if you wish.
The dermatologist can also precribe him some oral antifungal medications that may be needed for few weeks.
The problem can be easily treated, but sometimes be recurrent.
have soframycetin-F at home, wd that help
not sure if i got the spelling right
Recurrence can be prevented with improved personal hygeine.
If the product also contains flucanazole ( I am not sure of the F part)
ok doctor, got the details, i can buy them otc right
You can use it.
The forcan or any other flucanazole cream / candid creams can be bought over the counter/
Oral antifungal needs medical prescription.
thanks a lot doctor.
Your doctor can help with this.
will start applicn of the cream from today
which is an immune mediated condition.
If the creams do not help in reducing the symptoms in a week,
we need to rule this condition out.
Have you followed what I have suggested?
ok will apply and will advise you of the progress in a weeks time
Is there any other query?
thank u doctor, no nothing else,
Thanks for consulting me.
Have a nice day!!
Bye for now.
yeah bye doctor
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