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HomeAnswersDermatologyringworm infectionsI have a non-healing ringworm infection in my crotch. Why?

Is it necessary to seek medical attention if the ringworm infection in the crotch is not responding to the current treatment?

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Published At January 3, 2023
Reviewed AtOctober 6, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have a ringworm infection in my crotch. Currently, I am using Terbinafine, Clobetasol, Ofloxacin, and Ornidazole ointment. But I think it is not working. Kindly suggest some medication.


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Terbinafine, Clobetasol, Ofloxacin, and Ornidazole ointment is a combination of steroid and antifungals. Please avoid such combination ointment. The steroid will feed the fungus and make it resistant to treatment. Once you stop using that ointment, there will be a flaring up of fungal infection, called the rebound effect of steroids that will settle down in a few weeks.

Apply cream Sertaconazole Nitrate twice a day after bath for eight weeks. Use Azole antifungal dusting power to keep the area dry. Discuss with your doctor before taking any medication. Take tablet Terbinafine 250 mg, and take one and a half tablets (according to your body weight) every night for four weeks.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy
Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy


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