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Fungal infection and jock itch - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I ask about the transmission of jock itch? I am a male & I am infected, but am being treated by prescription creams & pills. Is this able to be transmitted sexually to my female partner?                                                                 
Doctor :   Hi..
Doctor :   Dr xxxx here
Doctor :   Let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   May i know your age?
Doctor :   Since when are you suffering from this?
User :   57
User :   I've had this for about 2weeks, but only started prescribed treatment 4. Days ago.
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms like raised sugar, BP or cholesterol?
User :   I've no idea, but have had high cholesterol levels in the past. I'm taking econazole nitrate cream & fluconazole 100mg tablets.
Doctor :   It is a fungal infection affecting thigh, genitals and groin area.
Doctor :   You should avoid having intercourse with your partner for few days as the infection may spread.
User :   Yes. Can you please answer my initial question & perhaps recommend a powder to relieve the itch?
Doctor :   2)Wear loose fitting undies.
Doctor :   The medications provided to you are the right ones but are you interested in knowing a powder?
User :   Yes please. I was using medicated Gold Bond powder, but Dr. Did not recommend it, so I moved to plain baby powder.
Doctor :   No do not use baby powder it would not help. You can use MICATIN POWDER and apply after washing the area and properly drying it.
Doctor :   Use a separate towel for cleaning the infected area and other body parts.
User :   Apply the powder right over the cream application?
Doctor :   You can apply the powder separately after few hours of cream application.
Doctor :   Wash your undergarments in hot soapy water.
Doctor :   Wash the infected area after even walking and if you have sweating.
Doctor :   Never let it be moist as it may increase the infection.
User :   Ok. Very helpful. Thank you. How long should I expect to have this?
Doctor :   At least two weeks to be cured
Doctor :   Take care.
User :   Thank you.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , bye for now

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