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fungal infection both OTC and prescription medicines failed

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I have had a so called fungal infection on both of my arms for the past 10 months. I tried topical ointment both OTC and prescription but neither worked. Since then I have been using natural remedies with little success. I was wondering if there were any other routes to clear up what is on my arm? Thanks

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replied April 17th, 2014
Yeast Infection Answer A46776
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

First of all you need to confirm that it is a fungal infection. It may be dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, sunburn etc.

Many treatment options are there like Clotrimazole 1%, Miconazole nitrate 2%, Tolnaftate 1%, ketoconazole, terfibnafine and Butenafine hydrochloride 1%. Many OTC products containing these salts are available, your pharmacist can help.

Try a combination of two and apply until the rash you see disappear. Continue application for 2 weeks after the rash disappears. You may need to take an oral anti-fungal tablet as well.

Various reasons for recurrent fungal infection are incomplete treatment, treatment resistance, co-existing dermatitis, diabetes and low immunity.

Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please consult your skin specialist/PCP regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care!

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