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What causes burning and itching sensation in the genital area?

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

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Posted on Fri, 27 Apr 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I need to know how to treat a burning/itching sensation in the genital area. I have tried A&D ointment and Desitin which do not help. Along with a non fragrance soap numerous times a day.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Steroid antifungal cream, lactic acid wash, antihistaminic

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at Healthcaremagic
If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to use a lactic acid wash for the pubic area along with application of a cream containing combination of steroid and antifungal like cortisone cream and clotrimazole cream on the affected areas twice daily for 2 weeks.
Also take antihistaminic like tablet Cetrizine 10 mg once or twice daily depending on the intensity of itching.
This should help in relieving your itching and burning.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 18 hours later
Are these medications available over the counter or do I need to ask my doctor for a prescription? Thank you for your reply.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Should be available as over the counter

Detailed Answer:
These medicines should be available as over the counter.
All the best.
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