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Patches of dry and itchy skin on back and inside of thighs. What to do?

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Hello. I have numerous patches of dry itchy skin on the backs and insides of my thighs and I don't know why or what to do to make them go away.
Posted Wed, 12 Sep 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 1 hour later

Thanks for your query.

The lesions based on your description appear to be due to fungal infection.Most probable consideration would be Tinea.

Need not worry they are not serious.Do take Tab Benadryl once in the night after food for three days.This reduces itching.Scratching will lead to spread of infection from one area to another.

Apply antifungal ointment like MICANAZOLE twice a day over the affected area.This will reduce the infection and prevent the spread.Apply the ointment for a week.

Hope I answered your query.

Wish you speedy recovery.

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