I am a male in my early thirties. I developed a rash on the upper inside of each of my legs about 2 months
ago. Assuming it was jock itch, I began using Lamisil spray. This did not resolve the problems. I then made an appointment with my dermatologist. He took a culture and determined
that it was yeast, not fungus. He prescribed Oxistat cream and Z-sorb powder. THis seemed to improve the condition, but certainly did not eliminate it. I saw him again about two weeks
ago, he then presribed Lamisil tablets for 15 days, as well as Zyrtec for the itching. I took this and the problem was still not resolved completely. I contacted my dermatologist again and he prescribed Diflucan, three tablets total. I took one a week for three weeks. The redness is gone; however, I am still experiencing slight itching. I am not scratching, so as not to have a relapse, but sometimes the itching still keeps me up at night.. I just recently took my last Diflucan and am concerned that this condition will recur. I am currently using Mycostatin powder two times daily....this has not stopped the slight itching. Can you offer any other
alternatives, prescribed OR over-the-counter, that could possibly help to completely resolve my
problem? Thank you for the service you provide.
It sounds as though your yeast is long gone, leaving behind a little redness and some sensitivity. I would suggest not using any more anti-yeast medication and just treating the itch with an OTC product like Sarna lotion, as needed.
If the rash recurs--which it should not do--you can contact your doctor for another look.
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