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Suggest treatment for dark scaly patches in groin area and underarms

Hi Dr, I am 23, female, having dark scaly patches in my groin area and there is no irritation. on visiting a dermatologist, he has suggested me to use candid lotion, but still its not curing completely.. Similar symptoms are there in my underarms. What should I do?
Mon, 21 Jul 2014
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hello,
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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