Fungal Infections And Blisters On The Groin?
Fungal infections. I have been using ointment or tablet for 1 week using ketoconazole, amoxylin. After 1 Sunday, my groin actually appeared more abrasions and a slight fishy odor. My question is, are blisters affected by treatment? And what should I do about the blister? What if I rub Betadine, what is the impact on my fungal infection? Thank you, please respond, because I am tormented with this infection. Hello.
Hello, thanks for the question.
The drug you mentioned (ketoconazole) is a drug commonly used to treat fungal infections, this drug can be used topically or orally, while amoxilin is an antibiotic drug used to treat bacterial infections. Fungal infections do often occur in areas of skin folds because of the high humidity level so that the fungus is easier to grow. This fungal infection will usually cause itching, wetness, until it smells if not handled properly. Itching due to fungal infections will encourage a person to scratch the lesion area, which over time there will be abrasions and bacterial infections. Therefore, in addition to antifungal treatment, your doctor may also prescribe antibiotics. So, the abrasions are not caused by side effects of the drug, but secondary lesions arise due to scratching or skin friction with pants. Some factors that can increase the risk of fungal infections include:
Obesity or excess body weight Diabetes consuming drugs suppressing the immune system or steroids Lack of hygiene Decreased immune system for example in patients with HIV infection Skin irritation due to the use of underwear and pants that are too tight or narrow If the complaint lasts more than 2 weeks or often recurring complaints should consult a specialist skin genitalia. The doctor will conduct a direct examination of the lesion and supporting examinations if needed such as skin scrapings, wood lamps, microscopy examination, and so forth. Handling will be adjusted to the condition of the disease. To reduce and avoid complaints should:
Avoid scratching the area of itchy skin, especially on skin that is injured Povidone iodine as you mentioned can be used as an antiseptic action to clean wounds and skin that has a fungal infection Compress the lesion area with sterile NaCl liquid or with a PK solution Keep the skin fold area clean, keep the skin dry Avoid using pants or underwear that are too narrow Control of risk factors as mentioned above Do not share clothes or towels with other people. Avoid too long to wear damp or wet clothes or pants Choose underwear made of cotton Wash clothes, underwear, socks, or towels immediately after use. Avoid using new clothes before washing So, hopefully it helps.