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Actually I was suffering from ringworm from last 6 month so what should I prefer for treatment.

Dr. Julie Mercy J David 88% (12101 ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Use candid B creams which will help you to feel better from the current signs and symptoms which is available in the medical store.
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I am 23 year old male and have been using antifungal (ketoconazole) for a year to treat ringworm, but this ring worm is funny as it goes away and comes back. What could be the best treatment for ringworm?

Pahun 91% (18 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jaipur
Gandhak druti with tuvrak oil and mahamarichyadi tailam with some internal medicines like panchtikta ghrita. Gandhak rasayan. Harital godanti bhasm. Khadirarishta.etc.
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Tinea Cruris - Causes, Symptoms And Homeopathic Treatment!

Dr. Sandeep Sarao 89% (21 ratings)
Homeopath, Delhi
Tinea Cruris - Causes, Symptoms And Homeopathic Treatment!

Tinea Cruris is also called as jock itch which is a type of fungal infection that affects a person's groin area who are mostly adult.

This disorder is caused by a fungus named as dermatophytes and it results into a circle around the affected area which resembles a ring. Severe irritation and itchiness can be experienced due to this and the affected area turns red. Sometimes the ring looks like a worm and therefore, many people term this infection as “ringworm”. Even though it is easily curable, the fungus may spread and affect other parts of the body as well or result into serious damage to the skin surface as well. Hence, proper medications and treatment should be opted for-

Causes- The causes of Tinea Cruris are very common and it can also contaminate if brought in contact with others.

Here are some of the causes of this disorder -

● The fungus grows on the skin which is moist and warm therefore affecting the people who tend to sweat a lot and also overweight.

● Tight clothing and hot weather can also lead to the development of this fungus in different areas of the body which does not stay cool.

● The fungus can be spread to other people if it is brought in contact by any medium such as towels, floors, toilet seats etc.

If a person does not takes a bath and clean him or herself for a long time, then the fungus tends to grow and spread on their skin.

Symptoms- The symptoms of Tinea Cruris are easily identifiable and therefore if you observe any of them, immediately visit a doctor and ask for good medication.

● Inflammation in the groin region, anal area, and also around the upper thigh.

● Slightly raised patch of skin might be observed.

● Dry or scaly blisters may develop in the above-mentioned areas which may also burst at certain times and may be painful.

● A very abnormally dark or light skin tone may develop in the affected areas.

● Skin redness or itchiness is very common.

So here are the potential symptoms that you must keep an eye for. The symptoms should not be neglected because the fungus may have a negative impact on your health and also around the surrounding skin areas.

Treatment With Homeopathy-

Jock itch can be easily treated with homeopathic medicines and other ingredients. Homeopathy creams and ointments made of different natural anti-bacterial ingredients are the best for this kind of disorders. The cream will eliminate the germs and fungus growth around the region which was causing such a problem. However, other homeopathy medicines can also be used to treat the affected area and give relief to the symptoms of Tinea Cruris.

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In my right foot's toes and on the side of my side there is something that can not be worn by thumb. What is that?

Dr. Julie Mercy J David 88% (12101 ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
In my right foot's toes and on the side of my side there is something that can not be worn by thumb. What is that?
Foot PainBurning foot pain is a common complaint, usually as a result of damage to the nerves of the foot or leg. It may develop due to an injury or medical condition either of which can cause compression of the nerves. Our nerves are the structures that carry messages to and from the brain. They tell our muscles when and how to work and are responsible for sensation including pressure and temperature. Damage to the nerves affects how these signals are transmitted. Burning type symptoms may be constant or come and go, vary in intensity and be accompanied by other sensations such as pins and needles or numbness. It all depends on what is causing the problem.
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I am suffering from fungal infection in the groin region .since past 5 months. Can you suggest anything?

Dr. Narasimhalu C.R.V.(Professor) 96% (51569 ratings)
Dermatologist, Chennai
I am suffering from fungal infection in the groin region .since past 5 months. Can you suggest anything?
Fungal infection or Ring worm. When occurs in groin, called as jock itch. Usually fungal infection is common in moist areas of body like skin folds. It's mostly circular or round in appearance. May be red or black in colour. Treatment depending on the type and severity. Avoid sharing clothes, towels and soap; sweating also increases it. As it has to be differentiated from eczema and infection, its a must to see and confirm the diagnosis for proper treatment. So, please send photos of the affected area by direct online consultation for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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Causes And Symptoms Of Athlete's Foot!

Dr. Asma Parveen 89% (14 ratings)
MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS, Fellowship In Dermatology
Dermatologist, Lucknow
Causes And Symptoms Of Athlete's Foot!

Athlete's foot is a common form of a fungal infection. It most commonly occurs between the toes and is medically known as tinea pedis. The most common cause are sweaty feet which when enclosed inside a tight-fitting shoe for a prolong time leads to this condition. The most common symptom of athlete's foot is a scaly rash which causes itching and burning on your foot. It is a contagious disease and is most commonly spread through towels or clothing of people who have that disease. It can also be spread through the floors which people with athlete's foot walk on. Here is everything you need to know about athlete's foot.


  1. Dirty wet socks inside covered shoes: As mentioned earlier, athlete's foot is a contagious disease which originates from wearing dirty wet socks inside covered shoes. 
  2. Infection: You may also get it by coming into contact with an infected person or their towels and/or clothing. Even walking on the same floor as they walk on may cause an infection.


  1. Scaly red rash: There is usually a scaly red rash in between the toes when you have athlete's foot.
  2. Itching: There will be severe itching throughout the persistence of this disease especially when you first take off your shoes.
  3. Blisters and ulcers: This is not a very common symptom of athlete's foot. However, blisters and ulcers do occur on certain types of athlete's foot.
  4. Chronic dryness and scaling: This occurs on the soles of the feet and then slowly starts spreading upwards. These symptoms only occur on the type of athlete's foot known as moccasin. Due to this, athlete's foot is often mistaken for eczema and sometimes even dry skin.
  5. Spreading to the hand: Athlete's foot always starts in your legs and in some cases spread to your hands as well. The likelihood of athlete's foot spreading to your hand is increased if you scratch or pick at the areas of the foot infected.

There are three stages of treatment and these depend on the severity of the infection.

  1. Over-the-counter medicines: In the first stage of treatment, the doctor will simply prescribe over-the-counter antifungal ointments, sprays or powders.
  2. Prescription medications: In the next stage of treatment, prescription medications need to be applied to your feet.
  3. Antifungal pills: If nothing else works, only then should antifungal pills be prescribed.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Sir. My brother suffered from heavy Tinea pedis. Please tell me some medicine otherwise remedies for this. I am waiting for your ans thanking you.

Dr. Himani Negi 97% (19896 ratings)
Homeopath, Chennai
Sir. My brother suffered from heavy Tinea pedis. Please tell me some medicine otherwise remedies for this. I am waiti...
Athlete’s foot, also called Tinea Pedis, is a parasitic fungal infection of the epidermis of the human foot. The term “athlete’s foot” refers to the disease and not the organism (fungus) that causes it. Several different fungi, called dermatophytes, can cause tinea pedis. Moreover, a fungus species that causes athlete’s foot can also cause, for example, jock itch (tinea cruris). It is typically caused by a mold (but in some cases a yeast) that grows on the surface of the skin and then into the living skin tissue itself, causing the infection. It usually occurs between the toes, but in severely lasting cases may appear as an extensive “moccasin” pattern on the bottom and sides of the foot The fungi that cause athlete’s foot can live on shower floors, wet towels, and footwear. Athlete’s foot is caused by a fungus and can spread from person to person from shared contact with showers, towels, etc. Hygiene therefore plays an important role in managing an athlete’s foot infection. Since fungi thrive in moist environments, it is very important to keep feet and footwear as dry as possible. Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. The homeopathic medicines are selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution, family history, presenting symptoms, underlying pathology, possible causative factors etc. A miasmatic tendency (predisposition/susceptibility) is also often taken into account for the treatment of chronic conditions. A homeopathy doctor tries to treat more than just the presenting symptoms. The focus is usually on what caused the disease condition? Why ‘this patient’ is sick ‘this way’. The disease diagnosis is important but in homeopathy, the cause of disease is not just probed to the level of bacteria and viruses. Other factors like mental, emotional and physical stress that could predispose a person to illness are also looked for. No a days, even modern medicine also considers a large number of diseases as psychosomatic. The correct homeopathy remedy tries to correct this disease predisposition. The focus is not on curing the disease but to cure the person who is sick, to restore the health. If a disease pathology is not very advanced, homeopathy remedies do give a hope for cure but even in incurable cases, the quality of life can be greatly improved with homeopathic medicines. You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance Medicines will reach you via courier services.
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What Can Be Done To Manage Foot Arch Pain?

Dr. Shivraj Jadhav 89% (10 ratings)
MBBS, DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedist, Navi Mumbai
What Can Be Done To Manage Foot Arch Pain?

Foot arch pain is used in broader context for describing pain in bones, ligaments, muscles and nerve on the foot bottom. Slight damage to any of the components in the foot bottom can cause great pain. For starters, the pain lasts for a brief period, but increases over time if the condition is left untreated. Foot arch pain is more commonly witnessed in people over the age of 60 and among athletes engaged in sports of high impact.
The treatment plan of the pain totally depends on the cause. An early and right diagnosis goes a long way in treating the condition faster. For occasional mild to moderate pain, simple solutions such as footwear change can do the trick. Doctors often suggest four simple methods. This starts with rest followed by applying ice and then trying compression and elevation.

Anti-inflammatory medications are used to treat foot arch pain. Cases that are severe in nature can be treated with steroid and anti-inflammatory injections. For extreme cases, cortisol injections are prescribed too. This is done to relieve pain and release plantar fascia. Even stretching exercises are known to give relief from the pain. Some of the recommended exercises during this period are:

  1. Stretch-related to plantar fascia: This exercise should be performed by crossing the legs at the junction of the knee. The body weight should be rested on the unaffected leg and it should gradually come down to touch the toe. The idea is to stretch the plantar fascia. A set of 20 such movements should be practised on a daily basis. Each movement should last for about 10 seconds.
  2. Foot flexing: This exercise can be practised before getting out of bed. This is the tie when the pain from the plantar fascia is felt the most. This exercise should be repeated 20 times each lasting for about 10 seconds.
  3. Rolling stretch: This exercise should be started by sitting in a chair. A tennis ball should be placed under the foot arch and the same should be rolled back and forth for ten times at a time. The same should be repeated with the second foot. Once this posture gets comfortable, the same should be practised by standing on the ball. It is known to be extremely useful for people suffering from foot arch pain.

How to prevent foot arch pain?
1. Wear shoes that are half an inch lose as they will make feel comfortable while walking
2. Losing weight; obese tends to cause pain in the foot arch
3. Performing free hand exercise and simple stretching on a daily basis
4. Not to overuse the foot. People who stand for more than 5-6 hours at stretch on a daily basis are observed to have foot arch pain.

I was infected like ring worm skin disease. I am taking medicine and ring worm sign is disappeared. Still body is getting reddish colour in the ring worm affected area. It comes and goes but spreading slowly .So what type of body powder should be used to protect ,itching ,burning and spreading?

Dr. Shaurya Rohatgi 94% (5925 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mumbai
You may be suffering from tinea cruris which is fungal infection of the inner thighs, groin and buttocks area. It is also called jock itch. It can be treated by taking four to six weeks of anti fungal treatment which includes tablets along with creams. Do not use soap over that area. Mistreatment with over the counter Steroid containing creams like fourderm, panderm, quadriderm, dermi5, betnovate, dermikem OC, candid b etc lead to repeated case of recurrence and also side effects due to application. Do not use steroid containing combination creams. Please call me or contact me using online consult option with photos for detailed prescription. Do not delay treatment as it may spread further on your body and also to other people living in the household.
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