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Have a skin irritation/itching problem at under arm, used Candid B. Permanent solution? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Jun-2013
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User:Hello Doctor Goodafternoon
User:I have a skin irritation/itching problem at my under arm
User:i have used Candid B, but seems not to be a permanent resolutin
User:I dont have any marks or anything else
User:i just have the sensation of itching
Doctor:Candid B is a good treatment for fungal infection and yes, it doesn't prevent fungal infection.
User:when I scratch it, it will be of more rashes
Doctor:May I know since when do you have this problem?
User:almost from last summer
Doctor:Is it present throughout the year?
User:not continuously
Doctor:May I know if there is any factor that aggravates the problem such as change in weather, change in your clothes, new deodorant / cosmetic, etc?
Doctor:May I also know your age and gender?
User:im 30 m
User:I dont think any factor that it occurs
Doctor:Have you seen a doctor?
User:but I notice when shave once in a while, when the hair regrows i feel the start of the irritation
User:Not seen any doctor
Doctor:Do you sweat a lot?
Doctor:Do you have history of diabetes, high blood pressure or thyroid problem?
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Itching occur due to infection/inflammation or allergies.
Doctor:Since your history spans for more than a year, it would be difficult to predict what may be causing the itching.
Doctor:But based on your history probably this may be related to irritation dermatitis.
Doctor:The treatment in such cases would be use of local skin soothening agents like caladryl with steroid.
Doctor:Oral antihistamines if the problem is severe.
Doctor:Avoid scratching and to
Doctor:rule out other signs of infection.
Doctor:Ruling out infection and other causes is important to complete the treatment and this can only be possible
Doctor:by a direct skin examination when you have the symptoms.
Doctor:Therefore I recommend you to consult a dermatologist when you feel the symptoms.
Doctor:We can have a complete treatment once that is done.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:To start with which one can I take?
User:I mean the suggested ointments
Doctor:I would suggest caladryl solution during acute times of itching.
Doctor:And a good moisturizer such as cetaphil moisturizer at other times.
Doctor:In addition to consulting a dermatologist
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:The Caladryl solution has any variants???
User:any brand
Doctor:Caladryl is available at any chemist/pharmacist over the counter.
Doctor:It contains various formula that soothen the skin and relieves itch.
Doctor:It is not useful in infection though.
Doctor:You will get this solution in the same name.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:Is that a ointment or just a solution
Doctor:It is a semiviscous solution available in a bottle.
Doctor:You can apply the same over the areas affected.
User:thks doctor
Doctor:The aforementioned measure is only a temporary fix till you plan your visit to a dermatologist.
Doctor:I hope you find the complete solution to your problem soon.
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