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Fungal infection in the groin area. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi how can i help you
User :   gud evenin sir....
Doctor :   very good evening to you too..
Doctor :   tell me.
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello sir.....
Doctor :   tell me
User :   actually m a medical student
Doctor :   k
User :   its always itchy
Doctor :   ru there
Doctor :   itchy where?
User :   growin
Doctor :   do you change your undergarments daily..
User :   yup
User :   i applied clotrimazole earlier
Doctor :   ok
User :   but no use at all
Doctor :   how did it start and since when are you having it
User :   it has been ther for 3 years
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there any scaling or pealing of skin..
User :   yup..... ther s scaling
Doctor :   do you have any scars on the region ?
User :   ya.... the whole area is pigmented
Doctor :   it could be a fungal infection,Tinea Cruris
User :   yup.. i know..... but treatment?
Doctor :   Anti-fungal creams usually work within 2-3weeks.
User :   k....
Doctor :   You need to apply the cream to the surrounding area as well and carry on applying it for a week or so after the rash has gone to ensure all the fungi are cleared.
User :   k....
Doctor :   Prevention will be the key
User :   any specific drug?
Doctor :   pl fill this form till i type out the measures
Doctor :   Wash the groin area daily and dry thoroughly - this is very important. A damp groin is an ideal place for fungi.
Doctor :   Change underwear daily.
Doctor :   Avoid tight-fitting jeans/trousers.
Doctor :   Do not share towels.
User :   ok.
Doctor :   ru done with the form..
User :   yes sir
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any thing else that i could help you with?
User :   nothin sir
User :   thanx alot
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