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Suggest medicine for rash on the arms and legs

I have had jock itch for 6 months or so. I have been using Loprox and it is slowly improving. Within the last week I am getting a rash over my torso, arms and legs that I suspect is Tinea as well. ( I also had that issue as well but it cleared up for a while). My question is do you think that I should try an antifungal pill and if so, what pill and should I have a liver test first?
Fri, 12 Dec 2014
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Hello,
Thank you for posting on HCM.
Proper management of tinea is incomplete without oral antifungals.
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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Suggest medicine for rash on the arms and legs

Hello, Thank you for posting on HCM. Proper management of tinea is incomplete without oral antifungals. 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. Kindly spare some time to rate my answer and drop your valuable review at the following link: http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/doctors/dr-hardik-pitroda/67169 If you require any further assistance in future, you can reach me directly through the above mentioned link. Thank you Dr Hardik Pitroda