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Itchy,red, circular swelling in the armpit, waist and groin areas - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   Hi Doctor, I have this skin allergy kind for past month and half. I have consulted couple of Doctors (one of them a Dermatologist). Currently I am using DK Gel and couple of other tabs (do not have their names now). But no change, instead the itch feeling is on a higher side.
Doctor :   Hi.
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
Doctor :   please describe your symptoms in detail
User :   Hi Dr.XXX
User :   Itching red swellings usually circular in the armpit, waist and groin areas. It would trun black later and the skin peals off.
Doctor :   when was your last dermatologist visit?
Doctor :   was swabs or skin scrapings from the lesions tested?
User :   Itchy feeling all over the body and the foot also..
Doctor :   are these areas prone to lot of sweating?
User :   2 weeks back
User :   no swabs taken
User :   yes, i sweat a lot
Doctor :   ok. is there scaling associated over the skin lesions?
User :   only in the groin area and buttocks
Doctor :   ok. i would recommend you to visit the dermatologist again and this time request for s skin scraping test to be done to get the infection identified such that appropriate treatment can be started to eradicate it.
Doctor :   if it is possible for you to send a picture of the lesions, please send it to
User :   something like back heads but little big in size
User :   yes i can send it..
User :   should i send it now?
Doctor :   yes you can send it now
Doctor :   and inform when you have sent it for me to check on it
Doctor :   have you sent it? are you there?
User :   trying to send it..
Doctor :   ok. I will wait for you to send it. please inform when you have sent it
User :   ok
User :   I am not able to.. have some technical issues.
Doctor :   ok. no problems. then you can follow what I have already suggested.
Doctor :   and see if the infcetion can be identified
Doctor :   mainly to differentiate between fungal and protozoal infection
Doctor :   and get it treated accordingly.
Doctor :   with either antifungals or antiprotozoals both oral and topical.
Doctor :   depending on the tests results to eradicate the infection.
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   ok.. any dermatologist you suggest in Bangalore
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   sure. plesae give me a moment and do not close the chat window
Doctor :   i will provide you link to locate dermatologist in Bangalore
Doctor :   WWWW
Doctor :   visit this link to locate dermatologist in bangalore
Doctor :   WWWW
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