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This is on my DP. He has had it for a while now and is being a man and point blank refusing the doc. He went once and they gave him some steroid which didn't do much and since then he's been buying jock itch stuff off the internet which is doing precisely nothing. He says it stings a lot and itches. He originally thought it was from his belt but we have changed all that and got bigger stuff etc and still not eased. I am trying to convince him to go to the dr but it's slow progress.
looks like a fungal infection. i am.blessed in the nork dept and sometimes get this when i sweat. I think the gp gave me fucidin cream. i don't think uou can buy it over the counter. You could try a hydrocortisone cream to reduce the inflamation.
He has to see the doctor again. No ifs or buts. Rashes can be a nightmare to diagnose. Has he had any swabs taken? My first thought was a fungal infection/'jock itch' but if anti-fungals are doing NOTHING then he really needs it seen. If the GP can't fix it in a couple of visits then he will be referred to a dermatologist.
He's had daktarin? Cream and that didn't do anything but I don't know if it's very strong. I said it's probably been untreated properly for so long which is why it's so bad. It seems to have scarred and the skin is real thick, like elephant skin. Would a pharmacist be able to do much or shall I drag him to the doc?
Really trying not to sound patronising, sorry if I am, but did he use the creams properly? You need to be quite militant with skin complaints, keeping it clean and dry and applying steroids regularly according to prescription. If he really will not go to Dr, try some Canesten (clotrimazole) on it. A simple swab from GP would confirm if it is fungal. Trimovate would be a good one to try, it's a combination anti-fungal, steroid and antibiotic cream - but you need a prescription!
Yeah he's been quite meticulous about it, he has actually tried canesten, some of mine from the bathroom! This has been ongoing MONTHS now, and he's driving me slowly crazy. He keeps himself really clean, dry but doesn't use powder or anything. Let's it air once he's home. I don't really know what to do if he won't see the gp, he can't just keep trying different things each month!
It's definitely not ringworm, I had that when pg and it's nothing like it. Could be psoriasis, my stepdad has it so I always think of that as being white grey flakiness. I will mention contact dermatitis to him and tell him to get himself to the doctor.