Fungal Infections

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   Posted 4/28/2018 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone, I got a rash in my groin area just the other day and immediately went to the doctor. I thought it might be a fungal infection, possibly because of all the antibiotics I'm on which I know makes things easier for fungal issues to occur. The doctor agreed with me and gave me a topical antifungal cream to apply for the next couple weeks. I just wanted to ask if anyone else has dealt with fungal issues while on antibiotic treatment, and if there are any good tips on how to prevent them?

I'm already on liquid Nystatin to combat yeast (I have some white spots on my tongue, but I'm keeping them in check), so I should be good for GI and oral fungal issues. Mostly I'm concerned about treating the 'jock itch' I have right now and making sure it doesn't come back, I know I'm more vulnerable to these things while I'm treating.

I'm making sure not to be intimate with my girlfriend while the rash is present as well, I know fungal infections are contagious on contact. The sooner its resolved the better. Thanks for the input!

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   Posted 4/29/2018 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
DS has had a few fungal rashes - one was on upper shoulders and made his skin full of little white patches. His LLNP said to use dandruff shampoo on it and that did work. If the cream your dr gave you doesn't work you could try that. We typically try antifungal spray first and it usually helps. I always check his tongue to see if it appears internal (not even sure that's a valid way to tell, ha) and so far it's looked good.

I hope you get some relief soon. Also, I strongly second the idea to avoid sexual contact until it's truly gone or you'll be in a heap of trouble.
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   Posted 4/29/2018 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the info. It doesn't even itch today, so hopefully that means it'll be gone in a few days. I went to the doctor immediately upon noticing it, maybe I got to it before it really set in.

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bvt is more effictive than diflucan ...coconut oil helped i crushed keto conazole in it ....
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