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Suggest treatment for recurring fungal infection in the groin

Hii.. I have this fungal infection near my groin region which is been there for a long time now. I have been to skin docs they prescribed me some cream tabs nd a soap.. It was good when i was using them which was for a month.. Nd after that within a week i got the infection again.. I think it has developed some kind of resistance... So this infection is kind of semi circle surrounding my groin, on the thighs and now it has extended to my butts also... And for over a month or two i have been applying cocunut oil on the infection still a little to zero effect is found.......currently I m using Clobetasol propionate cream B.p. for over 3 days now... And. I read that it doesn t help the infection.. So plz suggest what i ought to do... Asap Thanks
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,
I can understand your concern regarding recurrent fungal infection.
First you will have to understand that groin is a favorable place to have fungal infection as the area is moist and so it favors fungal infection.
So,my first advice is to keep the area clean and dry.
Try not to wear synthetic clothes.
Local steroid cream helps in this condition but I usually prescribe a combination cream containing anti fungal and antibiotic in such conditions.
A systemic anti fungal such as fluconazole once a week for 2 - 3 months for is also a better option.
So I will advise consult your nearby physician for a prescription.
I hope this answers your question.
Please feel free to write to us again.
Thanks,
Dr.Prabhas Verma
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