Smelly groin area
I'm getting bad smell from my groin area ( like sweaty socks) while sitting position.This problem started 1 week ago.2 monts ago I was got fungus infection around my anus . I took medicines from doctor for full course.( ITZ-HH capsule + Livafin cream ) currently I'm using candid 1% clotrimazole soap but not effective. What should I do. ????
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Greetings - this could be due to a fungal infection or an erythrasmal intertrigo. Fungal infection is quite common, especially more common in men. This is often related to humidity, tight clothing, excess sweating and accumulation of moisture. You'll need to keep the area dry, wear lose clothing. You'll need to see a dermatologist for confirmation of infection and treatment with oral antifungals and creams. If there's resistance to one particular medicine another medicine may be needed depending on your improvement. DO NOT USE OVER THE COUNTER CREAMS LIKE BETNOVATE GM OR PAN DERM OR QUADRIDERM... this will only prolong the infection. Keep your private area as dry as possible, you could even try changing your inner wear twice daily. Keep wiping off the sweat regularly.Hope this helps.
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