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Suggest treatment to cure fungal infection on thighs and hips

hi, i am sufffering from fungal infection which is there on inner thighs and at times goes to lineof hips also with lot of itching, redness is there and after that skin comes off if itched. i was recommended by doc. flucon powder, along with lulifin cream. altough it does help but for some time and it again reappears. what could you recommend
Mon, 23 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.

The treatment you have been prescribed is fine but not complete. You need to add oral antifungal drugs for complete resolution.
I usually recommend proper course of oral anti-fungal drugs like Fluconazole or Itraconazole for few weeks.
Continue Lulifin cream and Flucon dusting powder.
You can additionally use 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.

Thank you
Dr Hardik Pitroda
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