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Itchy dead skin near the groin area. Tried using hydrogen peroxide. Any medication?

Hello, I have dead skin cells that appear often on my inner thighs next to my genitals. It s itchy and I know it s dead skin. Also, I believe I have scratched to the point of dis colorization. How do I get rid of this dead skin and rejuvenate healthy skin? I ve tried peroxide and it foams and stings, but later returns to the same state. What is this and how do I get rd of it?
Asked On : Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dear Concerned.,

Thanks for writing to us.

The condition that you are describing now in all probabality a fungal infection(Caused by Epidermophytons) of the skin called "Tinea Cruris". The shedding of dead skin cells after scratching or otherwise is called Exfoliation.Your age has not been specified.

Laboratory Examination;The confirmation of the infection is done by taking skin scrappings and examining the same under the wood's UV lamp with fungal hyphae giving a greenish flourescence.

The other tests to determine your nutritional (Whether undernourished- Blood Count Hb% and SerumA/G Ratio)immunological status(Under Steroids// HIV Status(Elisa and Western Blot Tests) and glycemic status(Whether Diabetic-FBS/PPBS/HbA1C) are also contributory.

Coming to another D/D(Differential Diagnosis) ,Guttate Psoariasis which is an Auto immune disorder may also give similar picture but there will be coin shaped lesions.

For a Fungal Infection ,relief will be obtained with Imidazole group of antifungals(Oral -Flucanazole),Application of Antifungals with mild steroidal preparations such a Miconazole with Fluncinalone Gels, Terbinafin Gel etc. in addition Anti Allergic Medications such as Cetrizine or Fexofenadine oral can be tried.

Whenever a sedative antihistamine is used, pls take excuse from duties involving Driving/Flying/Swimming and dealing with moving machinery(engineers) as drowsiness will lead to unfavourable incidents and or accidents.

Kindly go ahead with your treatment,

Wishing you a speedy recovery.,

Best Regards.,

Dr Lt Cdr ASN Bhushan,


Answered: Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Himanshu Pandey's  Response
Hi Prosper01 it look like fungal infection. First wash all your towel and under wear in warm water with dettol and detergent. Now wash your affected part don't use beauty soap. Apply fungal cream and take oral fungal tab for 1 week and you will be fine. Bye.
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