Q. Kindly tell the treatment for recurrent tinea infection.

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Dr. Atishay Bukharia
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This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 07, 2018

Hi doctor,

I appear to have a tinea infection on my hands. I previously hand one two years ago and symptoms are the same, peeling between fingers, sore and itchy skin, some scaly patches. A doctor here advised Clotrimazole cream and 150 mg of Flucanozole every week for four weeks. That initially worked well and it was clearing up. Then I have had a sudden relapse. I have been using the cream three times a day for three weeks and the tablets for two weeks. Any ideas? I am also prone to eczema by the way.



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Is there any burning? Any other area affected? Looking forward to your response in order to help you.

Thank you doctor,

There is some burning, and quite sore and itchy. No other area affected.



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Yes, it is tinea manuum. You can take capsule Sporanox 100 mg thrice daily 15 days, and Luliconazole cream twice daily along with Levocetirizine 5 mg once daily. Since it is a communicable disease so you have to protect yourself from acquiring it once it is completely cured. Avoid itching as through fingernails it can spread to other body parts.

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