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    Suggest treatment for tinea cruris

Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have a rash inside my but area it's Itch it looks like a big ringworm what my that be
Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Possible Diagnosis: Tinea Cruris

Detailed Answer:
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I have gone through the query and the attached picture.

The rash associated with itching is suggestive of tinea cruris, which is a fungal infection affecting moist body areas like skin folds.

You can apply Lotrimin antifungal cream to clear up the infection.
Keep the area clean and dry.
Wear loose fitting breathable cotton underwear.

If the rash is subsiding, continue Lotrimin for a week after the rash disappears.
It can take up to 4 -5 weeks for the rash to clear up
If you do not see any improvement in 1 week, please follow up with your primary care provider. Then you will need a prescription antifungal like Terbinafine.

Hope this answers your question
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 37 minutes later
Ok thank u
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