Suggest treatment for a ringworm infection

Posted on Tue, 12 Jul 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: dear doctor,

I am 30 years old men. Frequently i had a itching problem in my thigh(near to private area). its look like XXXXXXX itch. when i used western toilet immediately i got itching at my buttcks. should i always avoid to use western toilet?(next year i have to go to foreign for my higher studies . so i think i must use Western toilet) because of this i am daily forced to use cadida powder or itch guard. when i am using itch guard that few days i got relax. After stopping that, again i have to faced the itching problem. somebody says use mixture of cocount oil and olive oil for remedy. will this oil help to me? should i improve my body immunity power (by food) to avoid this itching problem then how?
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 56 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Ringworm infection and its management

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for being at healthcaremagic
I have reviewed the attached photographs and you are having ringworm infection.
It can be cured by taking oral and topical antifungals.
If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to take capsule itraconazole 100 mg twice daily and apply terbinafine cream on the affected areas twice daily for 4 weeks.
Also take antihistaminic like tablet levocetrizine 5 mg once or twice daily depending on the intensity of itching.
These are prescription drugs and you need to see the doctor in person to get them.
Besides this keep the area dry, avoid sharing of soaps and towel, wear loose cotton clothese and stay in cool airy environment.
Regarding your use of western toilets you can use them but avoid public toilets where hygiene is not maintained properly.
Don't use itchguard as it won't cure the infection permanently.
You can use the powder as it will keep the area dry.
Don't use coconut oil and olive oil over the infection as it won't be of any help.
Food also doesn't have much role to play in ringworm infection.
Take a good balanced diet to improve your immunity.
I hope to have answered your queries and would be happy to clarify any further doubts.
Dr Asmeet
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 22 hours later
Dear Doctor,
Really thanks for your detailed answer. i am really happy about your care on patient like me.

The last time i am unable to upload my infection photos. Herewith i have upload them for your consideration.

I am having micro penis diseases (to best of my knowledge there is no treatment for micro penis i am embarrassing to show my private area to doctors).i am really thank god to get this kind of help from online.

kindly suggest your treatment (oral tablet and ointment ) based on the image of my infection.

Most of the people using western toilet but they did not feel this kind of infection(i hope so). why i am facing this problem frequently.

i am studying in hostel. last Sunday i went to my home and used our western toilet. the next day on wards i am facing itching at buttock.but no one of my family getting this. why it frequently happens to me?

When you see my image there is a reddish wounds(infection) in between the thigh and urine bladder. is it come because of stretches of my "inner" ? (once i am searching in the website there is a information that reduce your thigh by exercise will help us to overcoming stretch, sweating.Then you avoid to get infection.) is it true?

i need your assistance to come out from this problem. i am waiting to get your response.

i need a one more favour form you is there any treatment for micro penis apart from surgery? (i don't have problem with micro penis now. my penis will erection and produce sperm etc. since i am single i don't have idea about how my sexual intercourse and re production would be)

Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Ringworm management

Detailed Answer:
I have reviewed all the attached photographs and you are having ringworm infection.
In such cases I recommend my patients to start with capsule itraconazole 100 mg twice daily and apply sertaconazole cream on the affected skin twice daily for 4 weeks.
Besides this I recommend them to take antihistaminic like tablet levocetrizine 5 mg once or twice daily depending on the intensity of itching.
On the wound you are having between the groin and the pubic area use a steroid antifungal combination like beclomethasone clotrimazole combination twice daily for 7-8 days.
This will heal the wound.
This kind of wound occurs due to inflammation of the body folds due to friction or sweating or overweight.
If you will avoid these factors, this kind of inflammation won't occur.
Besides this ringworm is so common that it can contracted by even sharing of infected clothes, towel, soaps and other objects.
It is difficult to comment on where you got this infection from.
For micropenis surgery is the only option.
There are no tablets or creams that can increase the size of the penis.
But micropenis won't have any effect on your sexual function or fertility.
It will remain normal.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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