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Home remedies for fungal infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   Hi, since last 2 weeks there is some sort of secretion in my inner thighs
User :   lot of itching
User :   & also red rash
Doctor :   ok
User :   I had this problem 7/8 yrs back
User :   in my early 20s
Doctor :   tell me more about the secretion ?
User :   donno.. may be sweat.. but does not smell like sweat
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well its looks like you have what we call as jock itch
Doctor :   dont worry its a common condition and i will tell you how to take care of it
User :   ya.. i was checking what that is.. & it seems the same problem
User :   as i said, in my early 20s I had this problem
Doctor :   do the following
Doctor :   Wash the suspected area thoroughly with an antibacterial soap and rinse well.
User :   ok,
User :   dettol will do?
Doctor :   Powdering the area well will prevent the moisture from accumulating in the groin area. So, lightly dust the powder whenever you change your underwear.
Doctor :   no dont use dettol
User :   no i mean dettol soap
Doctor :   yes tht you can use
Doctor :   Wear loose fitting cotton clothing or synthetic materials designed to wick moisture away from the surface. Those wearing athletic supporters should put on a pair of clean, all-cotton shorts under it to prevent rubbing of skin and accumulation of perspiration.
User :   any specific powder?
Doctor :   may i konw your age
Doctor :   any regular talcum powder will do
User :   34
User :   i am using powder since last 3-4 days
User :   but that seems to work for a very short time
User :   may be 2-3 hrs
User :   after that, again the same problem
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   use calamine lotion
Doctor :   that will help you with the itch
User :   I now keep a soft tissue paper there so that it would absorb the sweat
User :   ok
User :   any specific brand?
User :   i heard about itch guard
Doctor :   no you can just go and ask for calamine lotion
User :   ok
Doctor :   apply itch guard 3 times a day
User :   ok
Doctor :   add some garlic in your diet
User :   thats all rt?
User :   garlic? :)
Doctor :   main is to keep the area clean and dry
User :   how would that healp?
Doctor :   yes have it in your diet like mayb in tea
User :   hummm
Doctor :   it has very strong anti fungal properties
User :   ok
Doctor :   you will be fine in 3- 4 days
User :   cool... since u talked about anti fungul..
Doctor :   yeah you can use that too
User :   ok.
User :   thnx a lot
Doctor :   your welcome
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   bye
User :   bye..
User :   1 more thing
Doctor :   sure
User :   no need to any antifungal tablets rt?
Doctor :   no not at all .. not for your condition .. it will go just do the things i have told you
User :   because its been more than 2 weeks..
User :   hummm
User :   ok
Doctor :   itch gaurd and calamine and dry keeping
User :   thnx
User :   & bye
Doctor :   your welcome
Doctor :   put lots of powder
Doctor :   bye
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