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Forum Name: Fungal infections

Question: itching issues around my genital area.

 Shijith - Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:06 am

Dear Sir I'm a 29 year old male and I seem to be having some itching issues around my genital area. It began off in my inner thigh and right side my genitals. mostly I seems this problem in the hot seson. in my right side of thigh and genital area skin are very thinly removed and when I cannot use soap or detol in this area because very irritating, because of yhis I am not using underwear now! I also shaved my pubic hair but it didn't seem to have much of an effect. and I used itch guard cream but no effect, can you please give me a solution for this and which medicin will be effective ?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:56 am

User avatar Hello Shijith,Fungal infections of the groin are common.This is known as Tinea Cruris.These occur commonly in hostels and also known as Dhobie's itch.Obesity,excess perspirations,high humidity are common causes precipitating the infection.
This responds well to application of Clotrimazole creme like canesten with a twice daily applications.Tight innerclothing has to be avoided.Clothing should be dry when worn.For prevention antifungal powders like candid powder can be applied.
Sometimes seborrheic dermatitis,a form of dandruff can be mistaken for fungus.Your doctor can easily sort it out.
Best wishes.

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