Fluconazole and jock itch

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None of the over the counter jock itch medicines worked. I went to the doctor and he said it did not look like jock itch, but seemed to behave like it...it gets worse when I exercise/sweat. I took fluconazole 150 mg one pill per week. It almost went away completely...after I finished the course of treatment it has now started to come back. Should I go back on fluconazole?
I've seen a number of specialists regarding my concern, and they all advised me that either everything is absolutely normal (mostly not even really acknowledging the redness that I have on the scrotum), or that I might have something like jock itch. I seemed to have had a diet full of yeast back in December (way too much bread and toasts, and my frozen food all seemed to have had yeast in ingredients), so perhaps this attributed to my susceptibility?
However, steroids should not be used in the groin alone without consulting your doctor since steroids alone can make the rash of jock itch much worse. If the rash is very red and itchy, especially if it has blisters at the edge, a topical steroid such as hydrocortisone can also be applied aside from the clotrimazole cream. If this persists, it would be best to see your doctor for proper management. Take care and keep us posted.
I also try not to use daily pantiliners or underwear made of synthetic material. When the skin is inflamed and the itch is impossible to bear I try not to scratch and I use ice involved in a towel to ease and relieve the discomfort. I hope this will help you too. Sorry about my English.
Dear Meds, About six months back i contracted a persistent itch in my inner thighs, but i didn't hink much of it - later i noticed that it was a reddish -whitish fungus which was growing. After diagnosis as jock itch, A doctor suggested fluconazole 150mg tablets - once a week(if i wanted) and Candid cream(Clotrimazole). I am pretty hygienic - i shower daily/twice a day if i go out or indulge in any sport/activity that induces sweating. i also keep the area dry at all times.
I did recently go back to a planned parenthood and nothing was to be seen and the practitioner suggested it might be jock itch (also my urine test was negative for gonorrhea and chlamydia). So I took some Lamisil for a little over two weeks with limited success. It seemed to abate my symptoms but they would still recur.
For severe fungal or yeast jock itch taking an antifungal pill like fluconazole or terbinafine may be helpfiul.In bacterial jock itch topical antibiotics may be helpful while in severe bacterial jock itch oral antibiotics are presecribed.It is best to seek the opinion of a dermatologist and get the diagnosis confirmed. Do keep me posted. Take care and regards!
I've seen a number of specialists regarding my concern, and they all advised me that either everything is absolutely normal (mostly not even really acknowledging the redness that I have on the scrotum), or that I might have something like jock itch. I seemed to have had a diet full of yeast back in December (way too much bread and toasts, and my frozen food all seemed to have had yeast in ingredients), so perhaps this attributed to my susceptibility?
I have had 2 doctors look at it and the both say it is jock itch. Does jock itch take that long to heal? I have had soreness in my right leg accompanied by muscle spasms. The pain in my scrotum feels like someone pinching me. I have been using topicals and recently was put on fluconazole (for yeast/ fungal infections). I have seen no lesions of any sort and these symptoms have never gone away entirely. I first had irratation within a day of the sex.
that was yeast, gave me powder 15 nystop 2 weeks later same no progress, next visit change to fluconazole 100mg I almost finish the 30 pills. doctor #3 a dermatologist told that is fungal infection and gave me a cream call alclometasone dipropionate. on it for 2 weeks. I see that early in the morning my scrotum is a normal color after the day progress it becomes red. also with the same systoms of burning sensation on thights and buttoms please any info.
i have tried the diflucan and it hasnt helped..i even tried jock itch powder and it hasnt helped..i am tempted to try acyclovir just to see what happens..any luck with you??
• Groin (Jock Itch) • Penis head (Balanitis) • Finger-nail • Stomach & Waistline • Arms and legs • Under-arms & Elbows • White tongue (Oral Thrush) • Neck (Hair Folliculitis) 3. Recurrent Diarrhea, else soft stool; burning and itching at stool. 4. Numbness in arms and legs. For eg. When sitting or standing in one position for 1-2 minutes. 5. Body ache, fatigue, weakness, malaise, feverish feeling, back pain, chest pain. 6.
Also treat your feet for athletes foot as well. Most of the time that is how you get jock itch. You shower and put on underwear, your feet touch them and you put fungus near your groin witch is usually hot and moist. To stop this put your socks on first before your underwear, after you dry off. The joint pain and back pain could be anything from medication your on (ie adderal in high doses can cause groin pain) to internal issues you need to see a Dr about.
so after the third week of taking medicine i went to another doctor who told me to continue to take remaining tablets but gave another cream/gel called fluconazole gel 0.5% Zocon and told it was to cure it and told to buy another soap and powder but the soap and powder is to prevent it for later.it is almost again three weeks now and the red colour in scrotum is still not gone.please help me.
For the past year, I have been experiencing burning and stinging in my vulva (which is NOT made worse by peeing), which comes and goes but can last for over a month and is extremely uncomfortable. The area looks normal, and there is no unusual discharge. The last time I had these symptoms was in March - they came on suddenly with a stinging sensation, and lasted for 6 weeks.
I tear all the time and the itching in almost everyday out of the blue it will itch so bad and I know I can't itch cause then I just tear and then bleed and then it just hurts more. I could really use some help, I just lost my insurance so I don't want to go running to the doctor, also I just was at the doctors and found out I have HPV could this have something to do with all the itching and tearing also?? Please help me I'm going crazy here!
Now, after a day or so, I got small itchy sores on the very end of my foreskin (I'm uncircumcised), I didn't think much about them and kept applying clotrimazole and miconazole creams and itch relieving powders on my lesions. Then my ringworms grew outta control so I went to a doctor to get checked out. The doctor prescribed me antibiotics, an anti bacterial cream and sedatives to help me sleep. I started taking everything except the sedative.
I've been really itchy for the past two months inbetween where my Vagina ends and my butthole begins and i thought it might be jock itch because my boyfriend had it and i read you can catch that from them from having sex. So i was using Lotrimin and it helped a little bit for itch but not for long, i usually wear thongs but for a while i couldnt even wear one because it would make the itch worse.
I picked up Lamsil for jock itch and started yesterday. It says I only need to do this for one week. Don't they have an oral fungal pill that will just knock this out?
she then took a look at the area and said it really looks like jock itch to her. i asked if it could be viral and she said no. she didn't bother to take a culture either. (she was young also.) i used econozale this past summer to help with the heat and she recommended i continute use of this for a couple of weeks and it should clear things up.
if it is truely a "ring worm", have you tried over the counter jock itch medications? They have always worked for me and my children when we have had it. If none of this works I thing some more medical opinions would be very nessessary.
Im a 39 year old male in June I had alot of serious itching in my groin I used lotions for jock itch for 2 weeks and got no relief I went to a doctor and was told that i had a yeast infection i was given fluconazole and the itching soon went away. But this rough ahrd skin all over the shaft and head of my penis appeared and would not go away.
At the moment I'm using Lotrimin Anti-fungal cream, which seems to help alleviate symptoms, and would hypothetically treat jock itch if I have it. What makes me 99% sure its yeast is that when I do use topical creams like Ketaconzole, the symptoms disappear entirely within a few days, and only return when treatment stops. In terms of diet, from what I've read avoiding sugars and excessively 'flour' based foods is best.
The redness and itchiness for the most part was gone but the athelete's foot still remained. In another two weeks the jock itch came back with a vengence and it was itching more than it did before. No matter what I put on it was still itching and didn't seem to get better. I had given up and just started to scratch whenever it itched. I washed my hands as much as I could but perhaps not often enough. A little while after two black spots appeared on my forehead one over each eyebrow.
The lesions fluctuated a little in their intensity, but after a second trip to the doc (saw a different MD this time, same office), and a fluconazole Rx, they seem to be fading more. They haven't left entirely, but now I'm using monistat. I guess I'm just freaking out a little, the groin/testicle pain was pretty bad last monday and tuesday, and my penis does have intermittent, short lived, tingly, burning pain.
Jock itch spread to my glans years ago leaving the skin cracked and a few small nodules of skin the size of the head of a pin. Sometimes there is some redness. Is there anything I can do to treat the skin? I haven't had a partner since the infection and am worried about irritation and transmitting to a future partner. It looks like if I were to take fluconazole 150 mg 2 the first day and 1 a day for a week that would make sure it's gone and not be able to infect a partner?
Have been dealing with dry cracked skin on anal region forever it seems, but once I got these dry scaly areas on penis I finally put it all together (or the doc did), now I have the answer I believe. It does not itch, and is in separate distinct red patches, which my doctor thinks points to psoriasis, not fungal/yeast. I also have dry elbows and knees, as well as lifelong dry scalp.
They might, but fluconazole and Pevaryl work best on yeast, and lotrisone works best on jock itch. There are other fungal infections, and this might also be something like dermatitis or eczema, which is why I think you should get this cultured or biopsied.
As a home remedy, after washing his genitals in water (no soap) and gently drying, apply natural set yogurt. This is not just for men. This will help to calm down and cool the itch and also relieve any inflammation on the skin. If you have any out of date plain yogurt, that will be fine to be applied to the genital area. You can get fungal infections anywhere on the body and also in the mouth. Daktarin oral gel, or Nystatin oral suspension is used for mouth Thrush.
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