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Fungal infection around the pubic area - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello Doctor
I have severe itching in my pubic area
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   proceed with all your symptoms
User :   okay
User :   I have PCOD
User :   and i have inflammation bumps in my inner thighs
Doctor :   ok
User :   But due to this summer season i seem to have developed rashes and severe itching around my oubic area and inner thighs
User :   i am a little on the heavier side
User :   and currentlu working out in the gym
Doctor :   this itching and rash is from how many days ?
User :   for more than 3 weeks now
Doctor :   is there any patch(altered skin color) there in the region of itching
User :   yes, sort of flaking skin
User :   and the skin around is darkened
Doctor :   is there a small small pimple like bumps are there also ?
User :   not pimple like, but small bumps yes
Doctor :   do you have vaginal discharge ?
User :   no, used to but dont have it for the past month or 2
Doctor :   any burning sensation while passing urine ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   this is from how many days ?
User :   for 3 weeks now :(
Doctor :   burning sensation is there at the starting of passing the urine or at the end of passing urine ?
User :   end
User :   sometimes towards start to end... so the itchy skin near the pubic area is where the burining sensation is
User :   and not necessarily in the urinary tract
Doctor :   meaning ?
User :   the burning sensation is on the skin
Doctor :   ok
User :   am maintaining the hygeine as such
User :   however no respite
Doctor :   the patch in the pubic region which is itchy does have discoloration of the skin goes in favor of fungal infection
User :   ok
Doctor :   as of now there is nothing to say that you have a vaginal and urinary tract infection
User :   okay
Doctor :   you need to use Fintop 1% cream twice daily for 6 weeks
User :   okay
Doctor :   can do vineager vaginal douches from preventing the infection to enter the vagina
User :   and is this available everywhere
User :   i wish you can suggest an alternative cream as well
User :   Sorry but what is Douches?
Doctor :   yeah the cream is available
User :   okay
Doctor :   add one part of vinegar into the 4 parts of water and the solution is used to wash inside of the vagina
Doctor :   this is douching
User :   okay
Doctor :   betnovate cream
Doctor :   you can apply this cream for the initial few days
Doctor :   once th eitiching stops you need to discontinue the cream
User :   alright
User :   okay
User :   and to remove the discoloration?
Doctor :   discoloration is due thickening of the skin due to repeated scratching
Doctor :   it will not go until the infection is cleared
User :   i know that this is because of PCOD as well
User :   yeah but i have had the discoloration prior to the itching as well
Doctor :   once the infection is cleared which will take 6 to 12 weeks the discoloration part can be dealt
Doctor :   itching does vary
Doctor :   if there is active process of the infection then there will be itching
User :   okay
Doctor :   if the infection still there and it is not active than there will e no itching and only discoloration will be there
User :   okay
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   yeah i am all of a sudden having an acne attack as well
Doctor :   ok
User :   especially near my chin and lower cheeks
Doctor :   this is because of the PCOD
User :   yeah and hair loss too!
User :   so until i have PCOD dealt with none of these symptoms can be dealt with?
User :   like the inflammtions
Doctor :   can apply Persol gel to the acne lesions
Doctor :   ance flare ups, hair loss and excess facial or body hair is due to the PCOD
Doctor :   and the fungal infection is not related to the PCOD
User :   alright
Doctor :   for the hair loss you can use tab Essvit one tab every day after food for 1 month
Doctor :   and needs to apply Hair health gel from XXXXXXXX skin clinic products.
Doctor :   this will prevent the hair fall and also strengthens the weakened hair root
User :   The tab Essvit
User :   is this safe?
Doctor :   it is safe
User :   No side effect?
User :   okay
Doctor :   \no side effects
User :   okay
User :   So Fintop and betnovate for the itching
User :   Persol for the acne
User :   Essvit for hair loss
Doctor :   FIntop 1% cream for the Tinea infection of pubic area and betnovate cream is for the itching
Doctor :   once the redness and itching stops you can discontinue the betnovate
Doctor :   persol for the acne
User :   So i need to use Betnovate and then start Fintop?
Doctor :   both together you need to apply
User :   alright
Doctor :   once itching has stopped only fintop to continue
User :   okay
Doctor :   Tab Essvit and XXXtogether has improved results for the hair fall
Doctor :   so if XXX is available near your place do use it along with Tab Essvit
User :   alright
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with ?
User :   thats about it doctor
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic
Doctor :   bye for now
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