Treating Prolonged Itching In The Creases Of The Buttocks?
Good morning. i am 45 years old. I have had itching since high school in the (sorry) folds of the buttocks and groin. sometimes heal, but more often recur and do not really heal.
Hello, thanks for the question.
Itching in the groin area can be caused by fungal infections, bacterial infections, parasitic infections, dermatitis, and so on. Fungal infections are the most common cause of itching in the folds of the skin, because in this area it is often moist so that the fungus grows more easily. This fungal infection can be tinea or candidiasis. This fungal infection is increasing in people with:
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. The drug you mentioned contains Ketoconazole 2% which is often used to treat fungal infections. This drug should be used by a doctor's prescription and avoid long-term use because it can interfere with liver function, which over time can cause liver failure. To reduce and avoid complaints it should:
Avoid scratching the area of itchy skin Keep clean areas of skin folds 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 wearing damp or wet clothing or pants for too long, for example after you exercise or swim. Choose underwear made from cotton Wash clothes, underwear, socks or towels immediately after each use. Avoid using new clothes before washing So, hopefully it helps.