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I continusily facing itching and fungus in my private part

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Posted on Sun, 20 Jan 2019
Question: I continusily facing itching and fungus in my private part area and thigh from last two month.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (41 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Oral and topical antifungal

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Groin/ upper inner thighs are favourable sites for fungal infection. Body folds (specially deep folds) trap moisture which along with the warmth of body folds favor growth of the fungus. I suggest you to take an oral antifungal preferably Itraconazole 100mg Capsule (Cap. Ceastra XL 100mg), twice daily for 4 weeks. In addition I suggest you to apply a topical antifungal e.g Amorolfine 0.25% cream (Fungicros cream), twice daily for 4 weeks. You may also take an oral antihistamine e.g cetrizine 10mg tablet once a day for symptomatic relief from itching. General measures include daily bathing, washing undergarments daily and allowing them to dry in sun for 2-3 hours, cutting finger nails short and avoiding OTC steroids like betnovate, panderm, fourderm cream etc.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance
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I continusily facing itching and fungus in my private part

Brief Answer: Oral and topical antifungal Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Groin/ upper inner thighs are favourable sites for fungal infection. Body folds (specially deep folds) trap moisture which along with the warmth of body folds favor growth of the fungus. I suggest you to take an oral antifungal preferably Itraconazole 100mg Capsule (Cap. Ceastra XL 100mg), twice daily for 4 weeks. In addition I suggest you to apply a topical antifungal e.g Amorolfine 0.25% cream (Fungicros cream), twice daily for 4 weeks. You may also take an oral antihistamine e.g cetrizine 10mg tablet once a day for symptomatic relief from itching. General measures include daily bathing, washing undergarments daily and allowing them to dry in sun for 2-3 hours, cutting finger nails short and avoiding OTC steroids like betnovate, panderm, fourderm cream etc. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance