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Traetment for TINEA CRURIS with round reddish black infection.

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I have skin infection in groin area (on left thigh). The infection is round and looks reddish black. I believe its tinea cruris. I used Candid B cream but it only gives temporary relief. I stopped the use for one day and it aggravated the symptoms. Now, i face severe itching. Can you suggest some alternative cream or medicine.

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Thanks for posting your query at

I can understand your concern.

This is indeed tinea cruris. It's caused by a fungal infection caused by dermatophytes.

Application of candid B cream has resulted in recurrence of the infection.

The B in the cream is Betamethasone which is a steroid cream, it actually causes further growth of the fungus instead of eliminating it. Hence I would recommend that you stop applying it.

I would recommend application of terbinafine cream twice daily and taking an anti histamine like loratidine once a day would be helpful.

Please let me know if you have any queries.

Take care

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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