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i friend ... i have dhani or tinea vesicolor all over my body

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i friend ... i have dhani or tinea vesicolor all over my body ... and its really itchy ... frrl like peeling of my skin ... its better to be dead then being alive like this ... i have seen many doctors in fiji and none of them managed to cure it ... i have lost hope ... it has destroyed me life ... i am not a person that i use to be ... for past 6 to 7 years since i got it i am afraid to be around people because am really shy to show myself to anybody ... please please help me or il suicide soon
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

I am Dr Ken and I will be helping you today.

Did you see a dermatologist? What medicines have you tried?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

1. ketoconazole shampoo 2. ketoconazole tablets 3. multivitamin vtamins 4. vitamin e creams and now am using fluconazole tablet as per doctors prescrption

Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
Hello Ajay,

I can understand your anxiety.

I assume investigations had been done to confirm the diagnosis. If not than the lesions need to be mildly scraped and seen under the microscope or through Wood's lamp.

Treatment consists of - Topical application: Over-the-counter anti-fungal topical products containing ingredients such as selenium sulfide, miconazole, clotrimazole, pyrithione zinc and terbinafine are available. Anti-fungal pills are administered to treat severe infections. Treatment usually eliminates the fungal infection. I see that you have been advised ketaconazole and flucanozole. You need to discuss other options {alone or in combination} with your doctor. Even after successful treatment, your skin color may remain uneven for several weeks, or even months. Also, the infection may return in warm, humid weather. In persistent cases, you may need to take a medication once or twice a month to prevent the infection from recurring. Even after successful treatment, your skin color may remain uneven for several weeks, or even months.

Please do not lose hope I am sure you will be fine.

Good luck
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

hello sir .. i know i shouldnt lose hope thats why i have contacted you .. and i am from fiji islands .. we here dont have such equipments where doctors acn scrape skins and look under microscope and determine what it is .. i just want to know if there is any such medicine stronger than the ketaconazole shampoos and tablets .. any remdy that you can help me with .. m almost 30years now and i didnt marry because my skin condition doesnt allow me to .. i need help

Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
Ajay,

Check if any of these are available there - selenium sulfide, miconazole, clotrimazole, pyrithione zinc or terbinafine. Discuss with your derm doctor regarding starting these medicines.

Best

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

your answer is good but i know all that. i have tried most of it yet it hasnt done any difference. i have heard that apple ciger vinegar can cure this. can it and if it does which apple ciger vinegar because there is plenty. i want to marry in next 4 months and is there any better to way atleast get my skin colour back so i can marry atleast

Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
Ajay,

The altered color of the skin does not always indicate active skin infection. It may take months in few cases for the skin color to return back to normal. Vitamin {C and E} topical as well as oral can help to get it back soon. I am sorry but to be frank - It has not been proved from data base that apple ciger vinegar helps. I would avoid it as it may be of no help.

Wish you well.

Best
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

what about selsun blue. it contains 1% selenium sulfide aye. nd how do we apply it. and any cream or shampoo that has more selenium sulfide or what would you prescribe. and is there any surgery process that i can go through.

Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
Ajay,

There is no surgery or intervention {surgical} which would help.

Apply Selsun blue over the affected part of the skin once a day. Leave it for an hour and than take a shower. This may be done for a month or two. It should help for sure.

Good luck

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

so far i liked your response and ya am willing to try selsun blue for a month and will see. if it does react how will i contact you again. and will i have to pay ur fees again.


 


and il rate your service after this.

Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
OK.

You just need to rate my answer here. No need to contact me separately.

Best

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