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How to treat fungal infection?

Hey I m 21 years old, i currently have two bumps on my penis i presume to be mosquito bites that s itchy. The shaft of my penis and upper thighs(near pubic area) and butt cheeks are also itchy. I had been using ketoconazole and sodium thiosulphate solution that had resolved it for awhile, as I diagnosed it to be a fungal infection. I stopped the treatment and now i itchy everyday. Could you help me please.
Wed, 29 Oct 2014
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Hello,
Welcome to HCM,

The history and symptoms suggests me that you are having a fungal infection but it should be confirmed by physical examination. Don't be embarrassed to show and confirm the diagnosis.

The fungus are the normal commensals of this area which will be kept under control by the helpful organisms, whenever there is a change in environment because of multiple reason these fungus will multiply and produces the symptoms.

I would suggest you to follow
1.Keep the area dry and clean by maintaining the good hygiene.
2.Topical antifungal cream should be applied.
3.Tab Diflucan, 150 mg single dose will help to control the symptoms.
4.For itching you can take anti histamines.
Thank you.
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How to treat fungal infection?

Hello, Welcome to HCM, The history and symptoms suggests me that you are having a fungal infection but it should be confirmed by physical examination. Don t be embarrassed to show and confirm the diagnosis. The fungus are the normal commensals of this area which will be kept under control by the helpful organisms, whenever there is a change in environment because of multiple reason these fungus will multiply and produces the symptoms. I would suggest you to follow 1.Keep the area dry and clean by maintaining the good hygiene. 2.Topical antifungal cream should be applied. 3.Tab Diflucan, 150 mg single dose will help to control the symptoms. 4.For itching you can take anti histamines. Thank you.