A few months back I have got a ring-like itchy patch on my lower abdomen, I applied Hydrocortisone cream for about three weeks, but there is no relief other than itchiness, then I used an over the counter medicine for a week and still no relief meanwhile I noticed several other patches around my groin area and black big itchy patch nearby my thigh join, as I searched it looks like jock Itch.
I went to a doctor he told to take Terbinafine hydrochloride (Lamisil) cream, initially three to four days it seems like it was working then suddenly due to long drive patches became redder, and this cream was no longer working. Then the doctor prescribed the same Terbanfine 250 mg by mouth, and I took for two weeks no relief.
Meanwhile, the infection spreader into another side of thigh corner (groin) as well. Now in third visit doctor has prescribed me Flucanozole 100 mg by mouth for eight days as he thinks my fungus has developed resistance to the earlier drug. It has been four days, and Flucanozole is not working, I am very scared and under trauma that nothing is working for me. My immunity has been very weak since my childhood, and even a coughing infection takes a month to cure. Please help.
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I understand your concern, but there are no attached photographs in your message. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to help you better. I need to see the affected area to assess the condition and to suggest the appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Please send the picture of the affected area.
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Attached is an image I took a couple of weeks back, as of today it got more severe and both sides of the thigh (groin area).
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Yes, this looks tinea cruris only, a superficial fungal infection. The first thing to remember is, never apply Hydrocortisone or any steroid for that matter on a skin condition without consulting a dermatologist. Hydrocortisone will temporarily suppress the redness and increase the fungal growth, and there are lot many side effects. You will need systemic antifungal for a couple of weeks. Use the following medications.
1. Capsule Sporanox (Itraconazole) 100 mg twice a day
2. Continue Lamisil cream twice a day
3. Ketoconazole soap.
4. Tablet Fexofenadine 180 mg once at night for itching.
Do this for two weeks, and I think you will be fine. Wash your undergarments in warm water.
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