I am suffering from fungal infection near my bikini area. How can I prevent this?

Q. How to manage the fungal infections occurring near the bikini area?

Answered by
Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy
and medically reviewed by Dr. K Shobana
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 31, 2022 and last reviewed on: Sep 19, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am suffering from a skin infection which I think is a fungal infection near my bikini area. I think it is a jock itch, but I am not sure. How can I prevent this infection? Kindly help. Thank you.



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You may be suffering from a fungal infection that commonly affects inner thighs, groin and buttocks area. It can be treated by a course of anti-fungal treatment, which includes tablets along with creams. I suggest you follow the given measures. Do not use soap over that area. Avoid using over-the-counter steroid-containing creams like Panderm (Terbinafine, Clobetasol, Ofloxacin, and Ornidazole), Quadriderm (Beclometasone, Neomycin, and Clotrimazole), Betnovate (Betamethasone Valerate), and Candid-B (Clotrimazole and Beclometasone) as it can lead to a repeated case of recurrence and can also have side effects due to application. Do not use steroid-containing combination creams. Please consult a nearby specialist doctor immediately and start the treatment. Do not delay treatment as it may spread further on your body and other people in the household. Thank you.

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