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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I got fungi arownd the groin area that will come back after cutting the treatment, I have been using kitokonazol to treat it (the doctor told me to and not by myself)
Doctor :   Hello
Doctor :   i am Dr xxx here
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   I'm a male and about 23 years old, I have this problem for about 14 monthes (It all started when I used a tessue and however it was new but I think I got the infection from it)
Doctor :   Ok now even though the right treatment is the cream you are taking
Doctor :   there are other things you have to do along with it
Doctor :   let me tell you all
Doctor :   1)Wash the groin skin two to three times a day with a gentle soapless cleanser like Dove
Doctor :   2) keep the groin area dry
Doctor :   3) Avoid excess groin skin irritation by wearing 100% cotton underwear;
Doctor :   4) Avoid fabric softeners, bleaches, or harsh laundry detergents
Doctor :   also i want you to do the following
Doctor :   Purchase apple cider vinegar or tea tree oil, both natural anti fungal agents, at a local grocery and apply once daily
Doctor :   Continue to apply tea tree oil or apple cider vinegar for at least five days after symptoms disappear
Doctor :   Adjust your diet. Eliminate processed sugar from your diet. Eat grains in moderation. Eat garlic and increase consumption of foods that boost your immune system.
Doctor :   are you following me ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   good
Doctor :   also please include good quantity of garlic in your food. Garlic has antifungal qualities. Apply honey and garlic alternatively on the infected skin.
Doctor :   these things are very important and you will see the changes soon
Doctor :   Make sure you take proper diet
Doctor :   Avoid eating refined carbohydrates, sugar and food items that contain yeasts. Avoid alcohol because it eventually converts to sugar. Your diet must contain a lot of raw fruits and vegetables. Avoid greasy, fried and processed foods.
Doctor :   this along with the antifungal cream you are using will SPEED up the recovery and the life style changes i have told you will prevent it to come back
Doctor :   You will soon see it getting better
User :   I hop so, the cream treats the problem and no ithcing or red skin remains at all, but 4 to 5 days after stoping the treatment the problem returns. I will do what you toold me and hop that it want comes back.. thanks
Doctor :   Yes it wont make sure you keep it dry
Doctor :   thats important and fungal grown more in moist skin
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   Take care
User :   you too.. by
Doctor :   Bye
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