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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest medication for itch and black patches in the groin

Hi doc....I am having itchiness at the side of private part n it s look like black patches spreading from side to upper side of my private part. ..not vaginal side. It doesn t itch often but if it started then I can stop scratch n even itchy to my thighs. ..My private is in very black in colour. ..I am worried n is there any cure for the patches to go off ? Or is it fungal infection as there is no air ventilation? I am now 11 weeks pregnant too. pls advise
Sat, 14 Jun 2014
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thank you for posting on HCM.
It seems you are suffering from Tinea cruris and corporis, a kind of fungal infection.
I would suggest you to consult your dermatologist for proper management of the condition.
I usually recommend proper course of oral anti-fungal drugs like Fluconazole or Itraconazole along with anti-fungal cream like luliconazole for local application at bedtime. You can additionally use antifungal dusting powder containing sertaconazole during day time and a soap containing ketoconazole for rinsing of affected areas. Take oral antihistaminics for itching as required.
Maintain hygiene over those areas and avoid wearing tight undergarments.
Hope your queries are resolved and wish you best of health.

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