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Can you suggest medicines for fungal infection in lower abdomen?

hello sir i had a fungal infection around my lower abdomen 16 months ago. i had got some medicines, and they were extremely effective. my friend was telling me other day that he has a fungal infection around the same area, and i have 2 medicines which i think are for fungal infection, i just wanted to confirm whether they are for fungal infection or not? one is forcan 150 and the other is cetcip. other than these can u suggest me some medicines which would be effective for fungal infection? thank you sir.
Asked On : Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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Hi thanks for posting in HCM.
Possibly your friend has acquired a superficial fungal infections of lower trunk due to dermatophytes, commonly reffered to as tinea corporis. How ever nondermatophytic superficial fungal infections are not uncommon. So let him visit a mycology laboratory and get a skin scrapping and microscopy done for confirmation of a fungal infection.

The usual approach to the management of dermatophyte infections is to treat with topical therapy if possible.

Topical cream/ointment includes: terbinafine, miconazole, econazole, clotrimazole.
If he need oral antifungal and lesion is a smaller
Terbinafine, 250 mg/day for 2 weeks;
Itraconazole, 200 mg/day for 1 week;
Fluconazole, 250 mg weekly for 2-4 weeks

For Larger lesions     Griseofulvin, 10-20 mg/kg/day for minimum 6 weeks.

Flucan 150 is Fluconazole 150 mg tablet, an anifungal agent and cetcip is cetrizine, an antipruritic agent.

thank u once again. Get back to us, if any furher querries.
Answered: Sun, 24 Feb 2013
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