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Tinea cruris - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u?
User :   yes hi
User :   i had a problem regarding my skin
User :   so can i speak with you or do i need to cha with DERMATOLOGIST?
Doctor :   k pl proceed
Doctor :   u can surely speak to us
User :   since several years i have had an infection on my thighs around my genitals....the skin has now turned black and it has spread to the middle of my thighs and till my testicles,i think
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   have u taken any medications?
User :   it itches and i have tried various medicines including tinaderm....though irregularly
Doctor :   have u consulted any doctors?
User :   yes ..i had conulted a physician who prescribed tinaderm
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   have it got worsened lately
Doctor :   can u tell me ur age & profession
User :   the same as it is...just spreading
Doctor :   k
User :   i'm 47 and a stock consultant
Doctor :   from ur history it appears that
Doctor :   ur suffering from a
Doctor :   fungal infection
Doctor :   called Jock itch
Doctor :   (also known as tinea cruris
User :   i have had it for over 20 years
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   its a common fungal infection
Doctor :   affects the skin of the inner thighs, buttocks and genitals.
User :   i hope it has a common solution
Doctor :   yeah it has
Doctor :   The fungus that causes jock itch thrives in warm, moist areas
Doctor :   r u there?
User :   ok
Doctor :   what we can suggest is that:-
Doctor :   since u have a long history of fungal infection
Doctor :   a mandatory examintaion
Doctor :   of the skin is reqd
Doctor :   in the mean time
User :   yes?
Doctor :   keep the area clean and dry and give it a few days
User :   a few days for....?
Doctor :   for the medication
Doctor :   Most cases of jock itch can be treated at home.
Doctor :   There are many
Doctor :   over-the-counter antifungal
Doctor :   ointments, creams, and powders
User : you are recommending something?
Doctor :   yeah
Doctor :   U can apply
Doctor :   Lobate-GM an ointment 3 times a day for about
Doctor :   3-4 weeks
Doctor :   & sprinkle the area with
Doctor :   Mycoderm Powder twice a day for 3-4 weeks
Doctor :   do u have such probs in any other part of body?
User :   not the same but i have developed recently an itch/infection on my left leg halfway between the knee and ankle...its different though...not like this
Doctor :   k
User :   the skin is discolored
Doctor :   well we can advice u on preventing its growth: User :   and itchy
Doctor :   Bathe or shower regularly and rinse completely
Doctor :   Avoid strong or deodorant soaps
User :   mysore sandal soap?
Doctor :   as they can be irritating.
Doctor :   yeah its k that soap
User :   k
Doctor :   Wear loose-fitting
Doctor :   absorbent cotton shorts.
Doctor :   avoid tight fitting underwear & clothes
User :   k
Doctor :   Change underwear at least once a day,
Doctor :   do not share towels
User :   and if there is no progress after 4 weeks?...whats the worst that i'll have to undergo?
Doctor :   use fresh towel after each shower
User :   in terms of treatment
User :   ok
Doctor :   well u have to use the medications for atleast 3-4 weeks
Doctor :   if there r No imrovements
Doctor :   then u have undergo an examination of skin'
Doctor :   to ascertain the type of fungal infection
User :   are there dietary restrictions
Doctor :   no in this case its nothing
User :   alcohol?
Doctor :   just follow the advices above
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   u can have
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   i have heard some medicines for skin diseases affect the that so?
Doctor :   well since ur having only ointments
Doctor :   there r no probs
User :   so i apply lobate even on the knee infection?
Doctor :   yeah u can
User :   ok
Doctor :   its LOBATE-GM
User :   yes i have noted it down
Doctor :   if u wish we can send u an article on the above
User :   may i know your name please
User :   it would be most welcome
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User :   on my email plz
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User : do i ask for you regarding the same problem next time?
Doctor :   well u can tell about ur improvements
Doctor :   we have ur chat history
User :   ok
User :   thanks a lot doctor
User :   it has been very helpful
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service
User :   bye
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