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Posted on Tue, 2 Apr 2019
Question: i have a red itchy rash on the inside of my thigh. mostly on one thigh but appears to be slightly on the other. It is above the knee, and below the groin. It does have small bumps but is mostly just a large red area.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Fungal infection, oral & topical antifungals, antihistaminic

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to ask a doctor service
I have gone through your query and reviewed the attached photographs.
It seems to be fungal infection.
If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to take oral and topical antifungals.
I would recommend you to take tablet terbinafine 250 mg twice daily and apply luliconazole cream on the affected area once daily for 3 weeks.
For itching take antihistaminic like tablet levocetrizine 5 mg once or twice daily depending on the intensity of itching.
These are prescription drugs and should be taken under the supervision of the doctor.
I hope to have answered your query and would be happy to answer any further queries.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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any idea what could be the cause of this infection. I am concerned about finding an over the counter way to treat this because i dont have insurance and these medications are very expensive from what i have seen. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Clotrimazole cream & chlorpheniramine maleate tablet

Detailed Answer:
This infection can spread from use of infected fomites, use of public toilets and excessive sweating. I would recommend you to apply clotrimazole cream on the affected areas twice daily and take antihistaminic like tablet chlorpheniramine maleate 4 mg once or twice daily depending on the intensity of itching.
These medicines should be available as over the counter in your country.
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Brief Answer: Fungal infection, oral & topical antifungals, antihistaminic Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to ask a doctor service I have gone through your query and reviewed the attached photographs. It seems to be fungal infection. If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to take oral and topical antifungals. I would recommend you to take tablet terbinafine 250 mg twice daily and apply luliconazole cream on the affected area once daily for 3 weeks. For itching take antihistaminic like tablet levocetrizine 5 mg once or twice daily depending on the intensity of itching. These are prescription drugs and should be taken under the supervision of the doctor. I hope to have answered your query and would be happy to answer any further queries. Regards Dr Asmeet