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Have itchy ringworm infection on neck. Took lot of medication but no use. What is the permanent remedy?

I am 29 year old male with slim body and since last 2 years Every 3 months i face issue of ringworm infection on my neck where collars rub the skin..I tried out Terbinafine, ringuard but they work only till these are applied. Then i tried Betamil GM which worked better than these creams. But now after 4 months again those itchy rashes which appear before changing to Ringworm have appeared. Also 3 months back i got itching on the sides of my testicles though there was no itching on inner thighs but on testicles due to itching the skin on those areas became red nd swollen. Again only Betamil GM worked but now after 3 months i am facing similar problem. I maintain good personal hygiene. Kindly suggest the long term solution to this problem.
Asked On : Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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thank you for your query.
the infection you are suffering from is due to group of fungi called dermatophytes
the infection on skin of groinis called tinea cruris or jock itch

it is a common problem but a persistant one
which requires the bi fold approach of treating the current problem with taking measures for prevention of further infection.

treatment includes
topical agents such as miconazole, terbinafine, clotrimazole, ketoconazole, or tolnaftate applied twice daily until symptoms resolve
even after that that the cream should be used for 1 week to prevent any further infection.
oral anti fungals can also be taken simultaneously

Preventive measures include-
1.Avoid sharing clothing, sports equipment, towels, or sheets.
2.Washing clothes in hot water with fungicidal soap after exposure to ringworm.
3.Avoid walking barefoot; instead wear appropriate protective shoes in locker rooms and sandals at the beach. can use antibacterial and anti-fungal soap or one that contains tea tree oil
5.Avoid touching pets with bald spots as they are often carriers of the fungus.
Answered: Wed, 19 Jun 2013
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