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I have very dry and some broken skin between my buttocks, it

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I have very dry and some broken skin between my buttocks, it is also very red. I have had thrush previously (whilst my wife was pregnant) so have tried to treat with thrush cream and a thrush tablet, but neither has worked. What can you suggest?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

you need something stronger

Dr. David :

a stronger antifungal like fluconizole.

Dr. David :

and antifungal powder like nystatin powder.

Customer:

It is fluconizole I tried. That is the single tablet yes?

Dr. David :

yes.

Customer:

I was hoping it would be a magic cure, but alas it was not. Is the powder stronger?

Dr. David :

you could also have a overlying bacterial infection in the gluteal area as well.

Dr. David :

the powder is drying and can help dry the area

Dr. David :

fungus likes to grow in moist dark warm areas

Customer:

How would I get rid of that/

Customer:

?

Dr. David :

that is why it often grows the buttock area.

Dr. David :

you need to keep the area dry with antifungal powder

Customer:

I do spend a lot of time driving or sat at my desk chair.

Dr. David :

and the fungal agents you use has to be 3-4 times a day for 4-8 weeks

Dr. David :

it can take a long time to get rid of a bad fungal infection.

Customer:

Read my mind, thank you

Dr. David :

you are welcome

Dr. David :

do see a doctor about this

Dr. David :

and get some nystatin powder

Dr. David :

and try your best to keep the area dry as best as you can

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions

Customer:

I try to make time, but I work 100+ hours a week, hence always ordering online. Thank you very much Doctor.

Dr. David :

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