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Bad odour from genitals and upper leg - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi, I have a strong fishy smell fom crotch area between genitalsand upper leg.
This transfers to my hand when I touch the area. When this persists the area gets tender.
Washing is a very short relief but it returns rapidly.
Is there a topical bacteriacide I could use?
Thanks alot.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   is there any pigmentation over the affected area ?
Doctor :   I mean color change ?
User :   No there is alittle redness only
Doctor :   ok, does it scale on scratching ?
User :   NO it does not, Its more slimey than scaley
Doctor :   its probably a fungal infection
Doctor :   apply MICANAZOLE oint for the same twice a day after through cleaning atleast for a week
User :   I suspect that but it is very percistant and seems to reoccur from changing to fresh washed underware.
User :   Overthe counter?
Doctor :   yes, it is a OTC
Doctor :   its a variant of Intertrigo
User :   also I woke up this morning wit very little strength in left hand,
Doctor :   ok, How long did this last ?
User :   it still persists but is alittle better
Doctor :   Do you feel numb in the hand ?
User :   no just weakness especially when i try to hold my finger back towars upper arm
Doctor :   do not worry ,that can happen when nerves are compressed while asleep , its temporary
User :   Thanks alot BIG HELP
User :   This is ecelent service.
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
User :   Have a great day DR.
Doctor :   Wish you the same
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
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