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Dr. Pravin, Dermatologist
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Fungal infection year and I can't get rid of it even

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Fungal infection for a year and I can't get rid of it even when they gave me dyflucan pills
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Welcome and Thank you for your query posted.
My name is***** and being a Skin, Hair and Nail specialist I would be able to provide you with an appropriate solution to your concern.
Please note that my Goal is to provide you with an Excellent Service .
Before I answer your question I would like to get some more information:
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's on the hairline squiggly line
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't know how to use photobucket
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.
Thank you very much for the photos sent.
Has the doctor taken a sample of the skin scales or swab to check for the fungus and the anti fungal sensitivity?
For all you know , the fungus may be highly resistant to the anti fungal agents and hence may not be working the whole year!
Do you have history of Diabetes mellitus?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No diabetes yes on the scape it was not ringworm all they keep telling me it's a fungal infection. I workout 6days a week
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The cream they gave me was Triamcinolone acetonide
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.
I am slightly confused here .
Please do clarify.
They said on the scrape it was not ring worm . But still they tell you it is fungal infection?
The cream they are giving you is wrong for fungal infection. Triamcinolone cream is a steroid and cause increase in the fungal infection.
Can you please confirm if they send the skin scraping for microscopy study.
Can you send me the report if you have?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't have the report. the skin scraping was sent where ever the send it. It was done in Hawaii. What type of cream should I ask for or is there an OTC cream I can get.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's not ring worm it's just a type of fungal infection. No one in my house hold has had any symptoms so I don't even know if it's contagious
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The coconut oil works but it will reappear again In a week or two in a different area
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.
When you mean a different area , are you talking about the scalp only or any other body part as well?
Do you have history of fungal infection in the groin?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I had a line on my beard line. No infection in the groin ever.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What kind of OTC cream can I get?
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.
You can use OTC cream called Canestan cream which you would need to apply twice a day on the area for around 3 to 4 weeks. This would help in reducing the fungal infection.
I would suggest you should also take alternative tablets to treat the fungal infection like terbinafine or itraconazole , however please note that you may need a prescription for them.
Please do get back to me in case of any further queries.