I saw a dermatologist for a stubborn groin rash (could be jock itch with a bacterial infection, also). He prescribed Vytone which is an antibacterial / antifungal / anti-inflammatory / anti-itch cream all in one. Is this a good drug for treating this sort of thing?
Each gram of Vytone Cream 1% contains 10 mg of hydrocortisone and 10 mg of iodoquinol in a greaseless base of purified water, propylene glycol, glyceryl monostearate SE etc.
Hydrocortisone is an anti-inflammatory and antipruritic agent, while iodoquinol is an antifungal and antibacterial agent.
Tinea cruris is the scientific name for fungal infection of the groin region. Official alternative names include jock itch. It is best treated with antifungal drugs applied topically. Traditionally creams containing tolnaftate, clotrimazole or miconazole are used to treat this condition.
If the skin inflammation causes discomfort and itching, glucocorticoid steroids may be combined with the anti-fungal drug to help prevent further irritation due to the patient scratching the area. Apart from the quicker relief of symptoms, this also helps minimise the risk of secondary bacterial infection caused by the scratching.
Since steroids may exacerbate the condition if used alone for fungal infections it is best used in combination, so this would be a good drug to treat your condition.
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