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Suggest remedy for fungal infection in groin area

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Posted on Wed, 18 May 2016
Question: I have a fungal infection in my groin. My doctor has been treating it for two months with antifungal creams: Ketoconazole, and Ciclopirox olamine, and neither cream has cured the infection. Is it possible that no cure exists for this kind of infection? I certainly would appreciate any help with this. I am 84 years old.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Fungal infection is treatable, no responsiveness can be due to resistance

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at healthcare magic

I have gone through your complaints and can understand your concern.

Fungal infection in the groin is a treatable disease.

Non responsiveness to ketoconazole and ciclopirox olamine in your case can be due to resistance of the fungi to these medicines.

If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to take oral antifungal like capsule Itraconazole 100 mg twice daily along with application of sertaconazole cream on the affected area twice daily for 2 weeks.

These are prescription medicines and you need to see the doctor in person to get them.

Besides this keep the area dry, wear loose cotton clothes, avoid sharing your soap and towel and stay in cool airy environment.

I hope to have answered your query and would be happy to clarify any further doubts.

Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Brief Answer: Fungal infection is treatable, no responsiveness can be due to resistance Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for being at healthcare magic I have gone through your complaints and can understand your concern. Fungal infection in the groin is a treatable disease. Non responsiveness to ketoconazole and ciclopirox olamine in your case can be due to resistance of the fungi to these medicines. If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to take oral antifungal like capsule Itraconazole 100 mg twice daily along with application of sertaconazole cream on the affected area twice daily for 2 weeks. These are prescription medicines and you need to see the doctor in person to get them. Besides this keep the area dry, wear loose cotton clothes, avoid sharing your soap and towel and stay in cool airy environment. I hope to have answered your query and would be happy to clarify any further doubts. Regards Dr Asmeet