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Suggest treatment for tinea corporis in hip and groin area

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Posted on Mon, 11 May 2015
Question: sir I am suffering from tinea corporis, it has spread over my hip and groin.. a black colour patch has formed now? can u suggest good medicines
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Answered by Dr. Prasanna Heijebu (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Both topical and systemic anti fungals are needed in your case.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Sir.

I understand your concern.

For Tinea Corporis,effective anti fungal therapy has to be instituted.

Clotrimazole is not effective.

I recommend both topical as well as systemic therapy in your case for rapid and effective control of your symptoms.

I advise you to take tab Fluconazole/Diflucan 200 mg PO on day 1 followed by 100 mg once a day for 2 weeks.

Simultaneously Lotrimin/Butenafine Cream: Apply to affected area once or twice a day for at least 1 week; not to exceed 4 weeks.

This regimen will offer the best results in 2 weeks.

Please note these drugs have to be taken only under strict medical supervision.

Post your further queries if any.
Thank you.
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Follow up: Dr. Prasanna Heijebu (2 days later)
dear sir,
I didn't find the cream around my place can u suggest substitute cream.
moreover I am getting only 150gm fluconazole.
please help
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Answered by Dr. Prasanna Heijebu (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Substitute creams are provided.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Sir.

You can try other following brands like

1.Fintop

2.Butop

3.Mentax.

You can go with 150 mg of Fluconazole as well.

Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Suggest treatment for tinea corporis in hip and groin area

Brief Answer: Both topical and systemic anti fungals are needed in your case. Detailed Answer: Hi Sir. I understand your concern. For Tinea Corporis,effective anti fungal therapy has to be instituted. Clotrimazole is not effective. I recommend both topical as well as systemic therapy in your case for rapid and effective control of your symptoms. I advise you to take tab Fluconazole/Diflucan 200 mg PO on day 1 followed by 100 mg once a day for 2 weeks. Simultaneously Lotrimin/Butenafine Cream: Apply to affected area once or twice a day for at least 1 week; not to exceed 4 weeks. This regimen will offer the best results in 2 weeks. Please note these drugs have to be taken only under strict medical supervision. Post your further queries if any. Thank you.