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What is the treatment for fungal infection of the groin region?

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Posted on Tue, 21 Jan 2014
Question: Hello Doctor, There is a severe redness and itching around the outer skin of my testicles. I have used soframycin skin cream for a week but no result. Please suggest a good skin cream that gives quick relief.
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (58 minutes later)
Brief Answer: Fungal infection of groin Detailed Answer: Hi See the site and the problem you have mentioned seems to be that of a fungal infection of the groin region. You should not use soframycin over the affected area. Use an antifungal cream like canestan or candid cream over the affected area twice a day. Take oral fluconazole 150 mg tablet once a week. For the itching, you can take some antihistamines like levocetrizine tablet once a day. Do not apply oil or any other cream over the affected area. Dr Geetika Paul
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Geetika Paul (21 minutes later)
Thanks Doctor. Yes it is a fungal infection but on scrotum only. May i use the same medicines suggested by you?
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (2 hours later)
Brief Answer: fungal infection Detailed Answer: Yes You may start the treatment as suggested and continue it atleast for two weeks. Dr Geetika Paul
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What is the treatment for fungal infection of the groin region?

Brief Answer: Fungal infection of groin Detailed Answer: Hi See the site and the problem you have mentioned seems to be that of a fungal infection of the groin region. You should not use soframycin over the affected area. Use an antifungal cream like canestan or candid cream over the affected area twice a day. Take oral fluconazole 150 mg tablet once a week. For the itching, you can take some antihistamines like levocetrizine tablet once a day. Do not apply oil or any other cream over the affected area. Dr Geetika Paul