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I had an itchy welty red rash, how to get rid of it ?

I am a retired 55 year old female and my husband and i lived in a boarding house with 20 men in sydney australia. it was shared bathroom/kitchen. i had an itchy welty red rash that at first appeared as a ring. location: right side crotch near the labia. treated with liquid 1% tolnaftate. i traveled back to florida with this problem. one week passed and it was more inflammed and itchy. switched to benedryl cream and 1 benedryl tablet at pm and the welts subsided. crotch skin still dark red patch, no distinct ring. however, same rash (without forming a ring) has formed on both elbows, right upper buttocks , back of hands, side of armpits. the elbows and buttocks are very inflammed. this has been 2 1/2weeks since the first eruption. treatment is benedryl cream and tablet and is not reducing the welts/itch. my husband does not have this and we are monogamous and sexually active. i am stressed with mother in nursing home and prospects of disposing of her condo and her possessions.
Asked On : Sun, 16 May 2010
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Thanks for writing to us.
It seems that you are having a recurrent fungal infection. Sometimes a combination of anti fungal ointments along with oral anti fungal drugs are needed for complete cure. Yo need to get these drugs prescribed fro your dermatologist after proper examination as incomplete treatment results in recurrence.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal

Answered: Mon, 12 Sep 2011
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