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Resurfacing tinea cruris post stopping use of anti-fungal creams. Permanent remedy?

Hi, Im 24 and I m suffering with tinea cruris more than 2 month. I have used anti fungal creams to get rid off it..but all the creams have provided only temporary relief and it tend to worsen or reappear once the stop the anti fungal cream. I would like to know is this curable or is there any better medication for this. what oral antifungals I need to use to get rid othis.
Asked On : Thu, 15 Mar 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response

You seem to have developing a recurrent fungal infection, which can be either tinea infection or candidiasis.
You should try to keep the region clean and dry .
Do not apply any kind of oils or moisturizing creams over the region .
Wear cotton clothes inorder to reduce sweating. 
You need to use an antifungal agent like  Clotrimazole gel over the affected area twice a day. 
Also you need to take oral antifungals .
And to relieve the itching, take oral antihistamines . 

Hope it helps, 

Dr Geetika Paul 
MD ( Dermatology)
Answered: Tue, 31 Dec 2013
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