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What is the permanent cure for skin infection in the groin area?

Q: I have skin infection in the groin area for the past 10 years. Earlier, the doctor had prescribed corticoid cream betamethasone and clotrimazole and tablets sebifin and allegra. But the infection relapsed and I treated it with candid B cream such that the symptoms disappeared. What is the permanent cure for this?

A:Groin itch is commonly due to tinea cruris and intertrigo. Relapses and recurrences are due to half hearted treatments, use of topical steroids with antifungals and type of underwear used. To confirm the diagnosis, visit a dermatologist and take medicines as prescribed for that much duration. If tablet Sebifin is to be taken for tinea cruris (chronic type), take 250 mg once a day for a month. If you are not responding to it, there could be other causes for it and get your blood sugar tested.

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