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What causes itching sensation of skin?

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Skin problem like started itching in a point, now it got spread accross. Help me to get out of it.
Posted Wed, 13 Aug 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Hardik Pitroda 44 hours later
Brief Answer:
oral and topical antifungals

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX
Thank you for posting the photograph.

From keen review, it seems you have got Tinea, a sort of fungal skin infection.

In my patients of Tinea, I generally recommend proper course of oral antifungal drug like Fluconazole / Itraconazole for 6-8 weeks. I prescribe fluconazole 150mg twice a week on two consecutive days or Itraconazole 100mg once daily can also be taken.

I would also recommend along with local application of novel antifungal creams like sertaconazole or luliconazole cream over affected areas for atleast 2 months.

Use ketoconazole based soap for daily rinsing of affected body areas.
Use antifungal dusting powder over private areas to keep them dry and free of fungus.
Take oral antihistaminics for itching as required.
Avoid tight fitting garments and maintain hygiene.
Avoid sharing of soap and towel.

Hope this will take care of your problem.
Let me know if you require any more help from my side.
Thank you
Dr Hardik Pitroda
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Follow-up: What causes itching sensation of skin? 8 hours later
I use Eptoin, shall i go ahead with this prescribed oral medicine.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Hardik Pitroda 1 hour later
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Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX
Yes you can continue using Eptoin as I dont think there is any risk of significant drug interactions.
Dr Hardik Pitroda
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Follow-up: What causes itching sensation of skin? 20 minutes later
Thank you so much for your hospitality and patience, will follow the prescription and update the orogress.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Hardik Pitroda 12 minutes later
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Detailed Answer:
My pleasure XXXXXXX Do update me on your condition.
Take care
Dr Hardik Pitroda
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