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Itchines in shoulder area around ribs. Can I be recommended an ointment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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Doctor:How are you?
User:I am doing fine
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Need some medication help for my wife She is 30 years old and having itchiness below the hand ribs. Can you let me know any good ointment
Doctor:the itching is in the hand?
Doctor:or below the ribs?
User:it started with small itchiness, and has grown around 1 inch
User:below shoulder below ribs and before palm
Doctor:Is there a rash?
User:yes, it looks like
Doctor:It could be a fungal infection as well
Doctor:Or a plain allergy
Doctor:Can you send me a picture on email?
User:please let me know your email id
Doctor:Once I see this picture, I'll give you a call
Doctor:Does that sound ok?
User:I have already sent the's small rash and can you let me know any good commonly used ointment
Doctor:As soon as I see the image, I will give you a call
Doctor:We have not received the mail yet
Doctor:Can you please confirm your number?
Doctor:Will just call you
User:have you got the email?
Doctor:This looks like a fungal infection
Doctor:I want her to apply Candid Cream on this area twice a day
Doctor:She must keep this area dry and clean
Doctor:For the itching, she can take Tablet Cetrizine 10 mg once daaily for 3-5 days
Doctor:This should become ok in about 1 week to 10 days
User:Thanks a lot for your help
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
User:there is lot of itchiness sometime..this tablet will be good?
Doctor:If the itching does not go away
Doctor:I would suggest you take her to a physician
Doctor:He can prescribe a drug like diphenhydramine
User:okay thanks
Doctor:That is better for itching but since it is a presctiption drug
Doctor:I cannot give it on this forum
User:thanks for your help
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Have a good day ahead
User:you too..Bye
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