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Have itching near groins, reoccurring, applying candid lotion. Permanent cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:Hello Doctor....
User:Gd a'noon....
Doctor:How are you doing?
Doctor:Good afternoon
User:am doin not doing that well, thats y thought of pinging you:)
Doctor:tell me how I can help you
User:can skin related probs be consulted with you?
Doctor:please go ahead
User:i have this itching near my groins (Hope the term is right) for a very long time and i have been applying candid lotion.... when i apply i dont have any itching..... but when i stop even for 2 days it recurs again....
User:any solution?
Doctor:in all probability XXXXXXX you have a dermatophytic infection
User:so whats the solution?
Doctor:this is a fungal infection and the treatment involves many steps
Doctor:Firstly, you need to keep the area clean and dry
Doctor:wear cotton underclothes and let the skin breathe
User:okkk..... which i actually do every day.... morn and evening..
Doctor:You will have to use a powder called Abzorb
Doctor:This will help keep the area dry and has an anti-fungal agent
User:will i get it in all meds??
User:and how long this should be done?
Doctor:atleast 2 weeks
User:frequency for application?
User:in a day...
Doctor:Then you need to apply Micogel regularly for atleast 2 weeks
Doctor:atleast twice a day
Doctor:this needs to be applied twice a day, morning and evening
Doctor:I actually want you to come back from work, have a bath, and use this powder and ointment
Doctor:thats how it needs to be done
User:okkk fine......
User:so i shud be stopping candid right?
Doctor:If it doesnt become ok in 2 weeks
Doctor:see a physician
Doctor:You'll need an examination and oral anti-fungal drugs
Doctor:How old are you XXXXXXX?
User:okkk fine..... will do that..... thanks for the advice doc...
User:am actually 30....
Doctor:Do you have diabetes?
Doctor:any family history?
User:but in the latest medical examination, it should borderline cholestrol...
User:family history yes....
User:my dad has...
User:and dad's side grand parents both of them had.... now they r no more...
User:my mom's side no one has...
User:does being a diabetic has an impact on this situation..?
Doctor:Then you would need dietary modification
Doctor:Actually infections are more common and more difficult to treat in diabetica
User:okkkk i understand.....
Doctor:But you need to modify your diet XXXXXXX
Doctor:Why dont you get a personalized diet plan
User:actually i have been applying candid almost for 5 years now..... actually i never consulted anyone after that.....
User:never felt like talkin abt it....
User:but now i feel is it is too long a duration i have been bearing it....
Doctor:Thats why I changes the drug
User:personalized diet plan entails somethin? actually i kinda balance out my food pretty well.... am kinda fitness freak...
Doctor:But then why are the cholesterol levels high?
User:i do workout for an hour in the morn...
User:have a sleep schedule for 7 hours...
Doctor:I understand XXXXXXX
User:and eat a balanced diet i guess...
Doctor:But I would still recommend it
Doctor:a lot of times we dont realize it
User:so what i need to do?
Doctor:Another thing is when you work out, make sure you have a bath after that
Doctor:I'll get my customer care team to call you and arrange a call with a dietitian
User:ya i do that actually... my work outs are in the mornings...
User:so that happens for sure..
Doctor:Should I arrange this call for you?
User:okkk...i guess there is a dietician chat option too:)
User:maybe i ll do that in my free time....
Doctor:she'll call you
Doctor:at a time convenient to you
User:will that be ok if the call can happen on weekends?
User:on a sunday maybe?
Doctor:they work on Saturdays
User:becoz i work 6 days a week:(
Doctor:I understand
Doctor:But you can spare 15-20 mins or yourself
User:okkk saturdays till wat time?
Doctor:My customer care team will call you and fix a call as per your convenience
Doctor:does that work for you?
User:okkkk that shud be okk....
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:Thank you so much Dr XXXXXXX ..
User:it was nice talking to you....
User:will you always be there or you folks work on shifts?
Doctor:If you want to speak with me
Doctor:Just say I want to speak with Dr. XXXXXXX
User:if i need to have a follow-up chat on this, then i wanted to know the details...
Doctor:One way is you get on to chat
Doctor:I'm available Mon-Fri , 10:30-7:30 and Sundays, usually, 3-10
Doctor:The other way, is get a call
Doctor:Say you want a call from me
Doctor:I'll call you within 5-10 minutes
Doctor:Third, is email
User:wow.... this is like a personalized service....
User:that makes me feel good:)
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