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Suggest treatment for fungal infection in groin

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Posted on Mon, 14 Jul 2014
Question: Hi , I have a infection in the groin area. lot of itching which increases with sweating. skin colour has also changed to dark black and area also smells sometimes after too much sweating.
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (48 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Fungal infection of the groin region , antifungals

Detailed Answer:
Hi

I understand your concern regarding your skin problem and I hope I am able to help you in the same .
I have seen the attached pictures .
You seem to have developed a fungal infection of the groin region .
You should apply an antifungal cream like canestan or candid cream over the affected areas twice a day .
In addition, take some oral antihistamine like levocetrizine once a day .
You need to continue application of the medicine for atleast two weeks .
Do not apply any other cream or oil over it .
Wear cotton undergarments so as to decrease sweating .

Dr Geetika Paul

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Geetika Paul (8 minutes later)
Thanks a lot. levocetrizine for how many days?
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Medicines for fungal infection groin

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

You need to take it atleast for five days.

Dr Geetika Paul
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Fungal infection of the groin region , antifungals Detailed Answer: Hi I understand your concern regarding your skin problem and I hope I am able to help you in the same . I have seen the attached pictures . You seem to have developed a fungal infection of the groin region . You should apply an antifungal cream like canestan or candid cream over the affected areas twice a day . In addition, take some oral antihistamine like levocetrizine once a day . You need to continue application of the medicine for atleast two weeks . Do not apply any other cream or oil over it . Wear cotton undergarments so as to decrease sweating . Dr Geetika Paul