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Candida overgrowth infecting chest,eyebrows,base of penis. Recommend anti fungal powder.

Hi, is there an anti fungal powder recommended for a candida overgrowth infecting the area between the buttocks? I have had this problem many years, it comes and goes as does a redness on my chest (hairy chest!) a red dry spot between eyebrows and a rash at the base of my penis, as well as a few spots on my penis being dry
I have found that a cream is not useful in this area.
I am 5o year old
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Asked On : Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response

Thanks for your query

You seem to be having Candidiasis of the groin region.

First some general precautions:
Wear cotton clothes and undergarments in order to reduce the sweating.
Do not apply any kind of oils / moisturizing lotion over the affected area .
Just give warm saline compresses over the affected area twice a day and then apply an antifungal cream.
Something like clotrimazole cream helps in most cases.
Also , you will need to take oral antifungals 2 weeks.

In case of severe itching, take some antihistamine once a day .
For continuous usage, i recommend something like clotrimazole dusting powder twice day to my patients.
If inspite of the above measures, the lesions continue to persist or increase , then you might have to see a dermatologist for proper assessment and management .

Hope it helps
Dr Geetika Paul
Answered: Sat, 22 Jun 2013
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