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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have a rash around my groin area, i was getting itchy on that area. The skin color is a brown color, but the itching has subsided. I went to the doctor and he gave me nystatin tricimolone cream. what is the brown discoloration in that area?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.xxxx
User :   hello
Doctor :   Please let me read your query
Doctor :   it can be an fungal infection
Doctor :   mostly called as tinea cruris
Doctor :   an common fungal infection
Doctor :   seen in
Doctor :   people who sweat a lot
Doctor :   who wear synthetic undergarments
Doctor :   which retains moisture
User :   will it go away with the medication or is it permanent
Doctor :   Yes sure
Doctor :   it will take 2-3 weeks
Doctor :   since fungal infections
User :   it will go away with medication
Doctor :   respond very slowly
Doctor :   yes sure
Doctor :   what you need is
User :   is that cream i mentioned the right thing to use
Doctor :   yes very much
Doctor :   nystatin is an antifungal
User :   it just looks terrible
Doctor :   triamcinoline is a steroid
Doctor :   no it will get subsided soon
Doctor :   since when you are on medicines
User :   is it normal to get bumps under my belly that look like bumps right above the penis area where the pubic hair is
User :   for about a week
Doctor :   ok it can be infection in the hair follicle
Doctor :   do you sweat a lot?
Doctor :   are you diabetic?
User :   i have diabetes, is that a common thing with dibetics
Doctor :   May i know your age and gender?
User :   35 male
Doctor :   yes very much
Doctor :   so dont use steroid for long
User :   why
Doctor :   since it might increase your blood sugar
User :   ok
Doctor :   Tinea cruris is 3 times more common in men than in women.
User :   is there any way to stop the infections in hair follicle?
Doctor :   Adults are affected by tinea cruris much more commonly than are children. However, the prevalence of several risk factors for tinea cruris, such as obesity and diabetes mellitus, is rapidly increasing
Doctor :   yes sure
Doctor :   for that first your blood sugar should be controlled
User :   then what
Doctor :   and then you can try using topical antibiotics
Doctor :   if swollen
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   Thanks.....
Doctor :   THANKS FOR CONSULTING.........\
Doctor :   BYE FOR NOW......
Doctor :   TAKE CARE.
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