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Fungal rash that turned into dry itchy skin, spread to palm size in genital area. How to get rid of this ?

I had a fungal rash that turned into dry itchy skin and due to scratching , it has become a rash and has spread to palm size in my gential area. It is red with little bumps and very itchy. It was weeping but now is dry. The skin is really smooth and sensitive and itchy. How can I get rid of this and get my skin back to normal? I m hesitant to use hydrocortisone but out of desperation I feel like I may have to. Please let me know what your suggestions are.
Asked On : Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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from the description, it sounds like fungal infection only. To treat the same you may apply a steroid antifungal cream or mix hydrocortisone and clotrimazole in equal quantities and apply. Also take tablet cetirizine for few days to alleviate itching.
Once the lesions have completely subsided, dust the area with antifungal dusting powder to prevent further infection. If the lesion do not resolve, you may need a course of oral antifungal too.
Hope that answered your query.
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Answered: Sat, 6 Jul 2013
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