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I work 3rd shift and have for almost 7 years now. After this amount of time I have zero problems sleeping when I want/need to. I have even learned to reverse my schedule on vacations and long weekends. My question is, starting a few months ago I have had major problems with sleeping far too much. I will get out of work roughly 6am on a Friday morning and stay up til the early night. I will then wake up in the early AM on Saturday in order to have a day of "normal" life. I've done this for years. Starting a few months ago, instead of waking up Saturday morning...I will sleep until Sunday morning! I will sleep roughly 30-36 hours in one shot. I know that I am "stretching" myself when I stay awake so long on a Thursday into Friday( wake up Thurs at 9pm and go to bed about 8-10pm friday) but I've done this for years.Why now does it affect me so poorly and cause me to sleep ungodly amounts of time in exchange? I am almost 25 years old with no prior medical conditions aside from mild depression that I all but got rid of in my late teen years. It seldom effects me but it still does once a month or so, more in the winter months which I understand. I conciser myself to be in above average health.

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Thank you for your query at
I understand your concern.
Will it be possible for you to upload a high resolution picture of the rash if it is possible? Also kindly mention what topical ointments you already tried.
Meanwhile you can take Tab. Claritin 10 mg, once daily to get some relief from the symptoms.
Awaiting your reply,

Patient replied :

Here is the picture. It is on both sides of my backside. It started out as a perfect shape of a toilet seat. I can't help but to scratch it. It is miserable


Thanks for posting your query at

I can understand your concern.

You seem to be having tinea corporis which is a fungal infection of the skin.

The treatment for it would be application of terbinafine cream twice daily for 3 weeks. You can take an anti histamine like loratidine to take care of the itching.

Please let me know if you have any queries.


Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar
Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
Diploma in Dermatology - Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Glasgow, UK , 2010
Residency - DNB, Dermatology -  K.J Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai, 2009
Medical School & Internship - MBBS - Dr. D . Y . Patil Medical College, Mumbai, 2004
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