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Suggest treatment for fungal infection in groin area and legs

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Posted on Wed, 9 Jul 2014
Question: Dear sir,

I am suffering from fungal infection in my groin areas besides penis and and my legs along with my left underarm for a long. I have used fluconazole tablet (Flucos 150 mg) many times with for external use I applied Condiderm F ointment, Dresin ointment, Cosvate Cream, and many more ointments I used, each time getting releabe for a month abot and then again get infected, but I got a good result by using O2-derm ointment with flucos 150 mg tablets. But now it infected severely, recently I visit a dermatologist, just after seen he prescribe me AF 150 mg tablet to take 1 in weekly for 6 weeks and Absorb powder to use twice and Lulifin lotion lotion to use at night.

But sir, just after using the lotion the infected area gets burn life fire burn and 2/3 hours after using absorb powder on the groin area a bad smell is comming from that area. Please sujjest me some medicine sa that I may grid of this disease.

With thanks,
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (33 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Fungal infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to healthcaremagic

I am Dr. Kakkar. I have gone through your query.
Kindly upload the clear digital image of the area.
Lulfin lotion is alcohol based. It can cause burning sensation if it is applied to already irritated skin. I would advise you to stop using it.
Continue with AF 150 mg tablets once every week for 6 weeks.
Instead of Lulfin Lotion apply Clotrin-B lotion twice daily.
Take an oral antihistamine for example cetrizine 10 mg tablet once daily for symptomatic relief from itching.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (23 minutes later)
Dear sir,
What about ABZORB POWDER, should I use it. using it getting some relief but after some time it giving a bed smell from the area and getting trouble to unfold the left arm upstraight. Also gettin the same sansation from grin area. Today I wasgetting much trouble, then I used PANDERM+ ointment in underarm as well as in groin areas and gettin some relief.
I am un able to upload photo, but trying.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Fungal infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Thanks for the pictures. The whole area is inflamed and irritated.

I would suggest you to use AF-150 Tab once weekly for 4 weeks and topically apply Clotrin-B lotion, twice daily for the next 4 weeks, along with oral antihistamine once daily.

I wont advocate panderm+ because it contains a potent steroid which should not be used over the delicate skin of the groin folds.

Abzorb powder can be used later, to prevent recurrences.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (5 hours later)
Sir, whether it will cured parmanently or I have to take some Antibiotic /Antibecterial doses, if so kindly prescribe me the same. In my locality I have not found Clotrin-B lotion if there having any aternative for the same, pl. specify. Tablet CETRIZINE is found as antihistamine.
thanking and waiting.....
doctor
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Fungal Infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Candid-B OR Canesten-B is an alternative.

After 4-6 weeks of oral and topical antifungals, use Abzorb Dusting Powder (after bath and before going to bed) to keep the area dry. This would also prevent a recurrence.

Wear loose fitting clothes, bathing twice daily, weight control are few general measures.

I would also suggest a blood sugar test to rule out diabetes.

Recurrences can happen if the conditions favorable for fungal growth are set in: like sweating, hot , humid weather etc. Therefore using an antifungal dusting powder is all the more important after cure to prevent a recurrence.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Fungal infection Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to healthcaremagic I am Dr. Kakkar. I have gone through your query. Kindly upload the clear digital image of the area. Lulfin lotion is alcohol based. It can cause burning sensation if it is applied to already irritated skin. I would advise you to stop using it. Continue with AF 150 mg tablets once every week for 6 weeks. Instead of Lulfin Lotion apply Clotrin-B lotion twice daily. Take an oral antihistamine for example cetrizine 10 mg tablet once daily for symptomatic relief from itching. Regards