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Suggest treatment for severe fungal infection

Hi. I have been troubled by a severe fungal infection for the last years. It gets cured till the time I am applying medicines but recurs as soon as I stop. It is in my inner thighs, my stomach, buttocks, right leg, near the knee joint It is like a red rash like a ringworm of sorts. It is itchy esp during the night. I have been to so many dermatologists but to no avail. I have applied creams like Onabet, Betnovate-Gn,candiderma mixed with Tenovate M cream, Lobate M etc. Different dermatologist have suggested oral medicines too like fluconzole tablets, Tyza, Hyphoral etc. the area of the infection has increased and now it keeps happening to the same area. This has made my skin very thin as if it is burnt and wafer like. Recently I noticed a few of these red rashes on my inner thighs having puss.This is the first time and I am scared. I am currently just applying Betnovate-GN as it is cheaper than others. I also tried camphor mixed in coconut oil but no benefit. Please help on an urgent basis.
Fri, 4 May 2018
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hello,

As per your case history of fungal infection, my treatment advice is -
1. Maintain good hygiene and bath twice daily.
2. Apply an antifungal cream like clotrimazole cream twice daily on the affected skin.
3. Take an antihistamine medication like levocetrizine twice daily for 7-10 days.
4. Other treatment options are oral fluconazole, itraconazole, and terbinafine taken only after consulting a dermatologist.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Harshit Bhachech
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