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Suggest treatment for itching on the thighs caused by a ringworm infection

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Posted on Fri, 6 Jan 2017
Question: Hi there i need your help urgently on something that i am having huge problem with!
Im so desperate to find a treatment to get rid of this huge round ringworm around my private area, on my thigh and leg as its spreading so big, its soo itchy and it burns as well! I have been seeing my GP for how many times for this issue, they give medication that they reccomend that will help me but it just doesnt work, ive been given creams all the time i go back but it just doesnt work! Its such a large area to work on especially the private parts! Can you please help me? As i need something strong to really get rid of this ugly thing around my private part and my legs as well!
I was also given a vaginal swap for yeast infection, but the reslt came back as i have candida thrush also so i guess that means that fungus has fone in internally or something like that!
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Ringworm infection likely.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
It seems that you have a ringworm infection of the skin around your private parts that has a superadded bacterial infection. This needs proper systemic antibiotics after consulting a dermatologist. Only topical antifungal creams and lotions will not provide a complete relief.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal (9 minutes later)
So what do you reccomend i use or take?
Because i know there are tablets that you can take as well to get rid of it! If so, am i able to buy some over the counter at any pharmacy or a particular pharmacy?
Because i have had this for a year now! It started when i was pregnant with my second child, and from there on and today it hasnt gone even though i was given medication for it! Now its so huge that it has spread through to the back of my bottom and that area of my skin which is infected has change colour to black!
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Dermatologist consultation is needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
The medicines that are needed are oral antibiotics that are prescription only drugs. This needs proper treatment under guidance of a dermatologist with regular medicines upto 3-4 weeks. Direct examination is a must for proper diagnosis. Over the counter medicines will not help.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest treatment for itching on the thighs caused by a ringworm infection

Brief Answer: Ringworm infection likely. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health concern. It seems that you have a ringworm infection of the skin around your private parts that has a superadded bacterial infection. This needs proper systemic antibiotics after consulting a dermatologist. Only topical antifungal creams and lotions will not provide a complete relief. Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Rakhi Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal