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Dry skin on ankle joint. Taking ketoconazol, flucloxacillin. Lab test shows fungal spores. Treatment?

hi i am a 21 year old man and am having a dry skin , accompanied by severe pains and itchiness every second of the day. The skin disease is located at my ankle joint and it started gradually from childhood. Now it has become so serious that sometimes i even want to cut that part of my skin off. i have also conducted a lab test and it came up that it was fungal spores. I have taken drugs like ketoconazol, flucloxacillin , rhizin, fluconazole but it didnt help. please help me as am really suffering. i have taken pictures of it and wish to send to you so you know exactly how it looks like. Please can i get your email so i mail it to you?
Asked On : Fri, 27 Jul 2012
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thank you for your query.

the fungi infecting skin are called dermatophytes.these are the parasitic fungi that cause skin infections such as athlete's foot and tinea cruris. Most dermataphyte fungi take the form of a mold or spore when cultured.

what you are suffering from is called Athlete's foot. is a fungal infection of the foot. It causes peeling, redness, itching, burning, and sometimes blisters and sores.Athlete's foot is a very common infection. The fungus grows best in a warm, moist environment such as shoes, socks, swimming pools.

to treat athlete's foot
you should treat the current infection and prevent any further infection

To treat the current infection
Topical antifungal medication should be compulsorily used along with oral drugs The feet must be kept clean and dry since the fungus thrives in moist environments.

To prevent further infection
wear shower sandals in public showering areas
wearing shoes that allow the feet to breathe
daily washing of the feet with soap and water.
Drying the feet thoroughly and using a quality foot powder

thank you,
wishing you good health
Answered: Wed, 19 Jun 2013
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