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Dr. I have had jock itch few weeks and i still have

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hi Dr. I have had jock itch for a few weeks and i still have some chaffing and now my wife is also itchy.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
what can she take or should we go see a doctor? i used lotrimin but itt seemed to have come back.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
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Jock itch is caused by the fungal infection.
Heat and sweat make it mroe likely.
You should use Clotrimazole ( Lotrimin AF) twice daily for 7 days.
Along with clotrimazole you need to use Hydrocortisone cream as well to reduce inflammation and better penetration of clotrimazole.
Hydrocortisone should be applied twice daily as well.
Your wife also shoudl try same treatment clotrimazole and hydrocortisone twice daily for 7 days.
If the symptoms do not completely go away by that period, then you both will need stronger antifungal ketoconazole and potent steroid desonide cream which are available by prescription only.
Thank you for sharing your concerns with us today. If you have any additional questions or need further clarifications, please do not hesitate to ask. I am here to answer them. I wish you good health. Regards, ***** *****