Getting itching on back of hands. Applied candiderma. Not cured. Advice - Online Doctor Chats
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I am getting itching on back of my hands @night only during bed time. I apply some cream. It stays for some time and then it is gone. Secondly, I get red dots(itches a lot) often. I apply candiderma for couple of days and it goes away. Can you help?
red dots comes in underarms
If there is more of itching, then it is probably a fungal infection. In such case, Candiderma will surely help
Candiderma helps me a lot...but it comes back based on either weather change..comes often in summers
on hands...I just apply regular moistuirizer
Yes, it is expected as in summers there is more sweating, more moisture in the arm and arm pits, fungal infections happen often
What is remedy?
Probably your skin type is dry as well
The solution is easy
You need to apply good moisturizer every 2 to 3 hours to keep your skin away from drying
That is not a good sign
However, it can be treated
yeah...it has happened over time..
You can use Candiderma as and when there is itching
Let me tell you, if there is a new fungal infection, you need to use the ointment for a minimum of 6 weeks for it to go away completely
Fungal infections are known for recurrence
You need to be careful
these days, I even get occassional itching on chest but no other signs there...this is worrying me
and complete the treatment every time you have anew skin infection
oh ok...so I should apply candiderma for 6 weeks or there is something milder
Candiderma is the best
you should apply it for a minimum of 6 weeks as I said and daily twice on the affected areas
That is when the fungal infection is cured
THanks doctor...I had one more query..
Please ask me
You can try Nizral shampoo twice in a week
It will take the dandruff away from his scalp
is it safe for kids?
Yes, it is. make sure he does not swallow or it does not get into his eyes
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actually, he has similar skin problems.
He need effective moisturizer as well
last time we showed him to doctor...she gave desowen to start with...once the patches from body are gone...she asked to apply Picon....
his patches are very less but comes sometimes on some part of body..
Yes, they are effective as well
can you suggest something on ongoing basis
any good moisturizer for both of us?
In fact, paraffin lotion is the best moisturizer, both of you can use that
It is very effective
so you can apply it after bath?
or twice a day?
It is a bit more sticky
You may apply it in the night and wash it off in the morning
In the day time, you can use a milder lotion like Nivea or Dove
I am using Olay
Yes, olay is fine for day time
do we need to apply any cream other than paraffin for my son?
No, not required
and can we use paraffin for longer period?
Yes, you can use for however you wish. It has absolutely no side effects
Thanks Doctor Shanthi...It helped a lot...have a good day!
Hope I have been of help
Thank you too
Get well soon
Wishes to your son as well
Have a good day
Bye for now
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