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Forum Name: Fungal infections

Question: Stubborn Jock Itch

 Shiv133 - Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:34 pm

I've had a case of jock itch for the past 4 weeks. Treating with OTC remedies has given temporary relief but hasn't cured it. With the amount and severity of itching / scratching I am doing I've started to rub the skin raw. Would it be ok to use a desoximetasone cream on the affected area in addition to another course of OTC jock itch treatment.

I'm running out of options with this one, I'm changing underwear up to 3 times a day (I sweat easily), I have taken to sleeping naked, I'm using gold bond powder to help keep things dry in between treatments. Would an OTC one day female yeast infection treatment be more effective (stronger dose)?

Short of wearing mesh shorts with no underwear I'm running out of ideas. I have even looked into the possibility of having a sweating disorder but not matching most of the standard symptoms (overly sweaty palms, feet, etc...)

 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:53 am

User avatar Hello,Fungus infections of the groin are common and respond to external application of antifungal cremes.These could be recurrent despite therapy.
The problem here is that sometimes, seborrheic dermatitis which is caused by organism causing dandruff affects the groin,antifungals like clotrimazole are ineffective.This would respond better to ketoconazole creme,or a mild steroid creme.
The differential diagnosis is erythrasma which would respond to antibiotic.Inverse psoriasis can look alike.Intertrigo due to constant rubbing, is seen commoner in obese.
It will not be ok to take yeast medication for moniliasis iscommoner in women.Do bear in mind application of steroids have complications,mainly skin atrophy.
Why not consult your doctor and take appropriate treatment?
Best wishes.

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