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Ring worm infection and dandruff - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help u?
User :   I am suffering from infections in groins and in the scrotum regions
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
what infections?
User :   i am using creams like candid-B,Surfraz
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
fungal infection?
Doctor :  
fine proceed
User :   i keep using the creams for long
User :   it provides temp relief and not permanent
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
whats ur age/sex?\
User :   when i stop reoccurence is always there
User :   27 M
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i cleanse all innerwear using dettol
User :   inspite of all the stuff i find it difficult to overcome this
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
have u seen any doctor for this?
User :   What would be the permanent cure for this
User :   i consulted long before and the oinments i use was prescribed by them
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
u have seen a dematologist?
User :   No
User :   Also i have dandruff on the scalp.Is this because of the fungal infections?
Doctor :  
u need a stronger antifungal cream
User :   what do you prescribe?
Doctor :  
dandruff one of the reasons is fungal infection
Doctor :  
'even dryness of the scalp is also will lead to dandruff
User :   What do you recommend for this
User :   u there?
Doctor :  
]yes
Doctor :  
u can use canesten cream
User :   can i get this in all medical stores

User :   If i dont get canesten what would be the alternative
Doctor :   jus a minute
User :   do you prescribe any tablets/pills for anti-fungal?
Doctor :  
Lamisil, Monistat, Mycelex, and Nizorol
Doctor :   are some other drugs
User :   are they for dandruff?
Doctor :  
antifungal tabs can be given only on examination
Doctor :  
that to on prescriptiopn
Doctor :  
no they are antifungal creamns used for ring worm infection
Doctor :  
nizoral is also available in shampoo base used for dandruff also
Doctor :  
fact is both are fungal infections so drugs aare same
User :   i remember i used nizoral/fongitar
Doctor :   for dandruff?

Doctor :  
ok
User :   also scalp but there is no improvement
User :   yes for dandruff
User :   Are the creams available in the place i live
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
yes fungal infections are very difficult to cure
User :   by the way where are you from
Doctor :  
i am from bangalore
User :   and the ifection i suffer is because of ringworm
User :   ?
Doctor :   yes\

User :   And for How long should i use these creams
Doctor :   atleast 2 weeks
User :   will it be a permanent cure?
Doctor :   before taking these creams i fell its better u see a dermatologist
Doctor :  
i cannot guranatee a permanent cure
Doctor :  
as ur problem is recurring
Doctor :  
and chronic
Doctor :  
some of the medication which i have told may reqquire prescription from the doctor
Doctor :  
with out which they will not give u the medicine
Doctor :  
so its better u see a dermatologist
User :   then whats the point in consulting you
Doctor :  
this site is not for diagnosis and treatment
Doctor :  
only for information sake
Doctor :  
we cannot diagnose and treat a pastient with out physical examination
User :   even the doctors whom i consulted did not take a look into the infected area
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
i can understand ur problem
User :   can't this be treated this way
Doctor :  
dermatologist is a qualified person to treat this perfectly
Doctor :  
i have told this for ur safety
Doctor :   it can be cured
Doctor :  
but it takes time
User :   i guess you might have knowledge abt dermatalogist inthis region

Doctor :   i will serach and tell u
Doctor :  
we have link ups with doctors
Doctor :  
i will try to get an appointment
Doctor :  
'for u

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