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Dark flaky rash between thighs, on buttocks, severe itching. Tried clotrimazole, no relief. Permanent cure?

Hi there, I m a black male with a dark flaky rash between my thighs where they make contact with my scrotum . The same rash is also on my buttocks on the inside of the cheeks where they touch. The rash is very itchy especially at night. I have tried over the counter topical creams ( clotrimazole 1%) but got no relief or result. I practice good hygiene but can t seem to get rid of this rash. Do you have any suggestions on other creams or solution I can obtain at the pharmacy that might be helpful?
Asked On : Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
the condition you are suffering from is tinea cruris.
It is a common type of fungal infection.
A course of oral antifungals like fluconazole or terbinafine will clear the rash.
Topical antifungals like terbinafine are effective as well.It is available as lamisyl cream.
Antifungal powder can also be useful.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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