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Itchy rash in the armpits - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi doctor
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr XXX here
User :   i have a fungal infection in my armpit
Doctor :   since when ?
User :   its become blackish red .. n very itchy
User :   about 3 weeks
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   29 yrs
User :   i hv started using canestan S
Doctor :   have you tried any anti fungal cream
Doctor :   ok any change ?
User :   clotrimazole beclamethasone
User :   its become slightly better
User :   just wanted to check if its the right one
Doctor :   yes you are taking the right thing
User :   i am using a cream ... is that ok ?
Doctor :   please keep your arm pit clean and use talcum powder every time you come out of shower
User :   ohh .. talcum powder is ok to use ..
User :   ?
User :   wat abt deo ?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   avoid deo
Doctor :   the point here is to keep it dry as much as possible
User :   is there any tablet that i can take to make this go faster ?
Doctor :   no right now its not required
Doctor :   just use the anti fungal cream you are using and it will go away
Doctor :   wear lose clothes
User :   ok.
Doctor :   eat yogurt
Doctor :   calamine lotion will help you to get rid of the itch
User :   i also get these really itchy bouts on my fingers
User :   its mostly stress related i think
User :   anything i can use for that ?
Doctor :   what are you stressed about
User :   work mostly ..
User :   and other stuff ...
Doctor :   The use of tea tree oil helps the curing of the infection
Doctor :   dont be too stressed out you know its not good for you
Doctor :   try to meditate and think positive
User :   :) easier said than done
User :   but yes .. hv been trying
Doctor :   i can understand
Doctor :   but you know its for your own good
User :   sorry to bother u more ...
User :   but hv also been getting a headache for the past few weeks
User :   i hv spectacles .... but hv got my eyes checked recently
User :   no change in the eye no.
Doctor :   well thats what we call as tension headache
Doctor :   one your stress level falls your energy level will be up
User :   can i take anything to improve this ?
User :   i hv been taking saridon .. is that ok ?
Doctor :   yes you can tkae tht
Doctor :   no problem in that
User :   ok ... coz i remember somebody tellin me that saridon has a banned substance in it .... (by USFDA i think )
Doctor :   well its not banned here
Doctor :   still if you are sceptical you can take paracetamol
User :   that wud be crocin right ?
Doctor :   tes
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok cool. Thanks a ton !
User :   so u based in India ?
Doctor :   yes i am from XXX
Doctor :   your most welcome
User :   Thanks !
Doctor :   take care of your self and dont get stressed out
Doctor :   not worth it
User :   thanks doc :)
Doctor :   your welcome
Doctor :   take care
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