Is Hydrocortisone Cream a Good Choice for Treating a Skin Rash?
Some skin conditions such as contact dermatitis, mild poison ivy or oak, allergies, and insect bites respond well to hydrocortisone. But skin disorders are hard to diagnose. If you’re sure that you have a mosquito bite or an allergic rash, for instance, then hydrocortisone is worth trying.
If you’re not sure, get medical advice. Don’t use hydrocortisone on cuts, burns, acne, athlete’s foot, ringworm, cold sores, or a bacterial infection—it may make matters worse. Also, while psoriasis tends to get better with hydrocortisone, it usually rebounds.
For years, I Have Suffered From the Fungus Infection…
For years, I have suffered from the fungus infection known as “jock itch.” A 1.0 percent hydrocortisone cream has kept it in check until recently, when the inflammation began to spread to my inner thighs…
Cortisone creams are not anti-fungal medications, but they are often recommended to help relieve the itching and pain. But chronic use of steroids can make your problem worse.
How To Avoid Fungal Infections
Skin. Keep your skin around the genitals clean and dry.
Clothes. Don’t wear clothing that rubs and irritates this area. Choose loose-fitting underwear.
Laundry. Wash all athletic clothes and supportive gear and garments frequently.
Hygiene. If you’re susceptible to jock itch, consider applying antifungal powders after bathing.
How to Kill Ringworm
Preventing Recurrence of Fungus Infections
Doctors have excellent treatments for skin fungus infections that occur on the feet, nails, groin, hands and other locations. Unfortunately, there is a strong tendency for fungal infections to recur in many people even after effective clearing with medication. This is because we all have our strengths and weaknesses. Some people are prone to allergies. Others get lots of colds. Others get stomach ulcers. And some people are prone to recurrent skin fungus infections…
Tolnaftate vs Clotrimazole
Tolnaftate and Clotrimazole are two commonly used antifungal medicines. This article compares benefits, medical uses, side effects and mechanism of action of both medicines.
Have you noticed redness and itching under your foot after a visit to your gym?
Beware as these might be early symptoms of a fungal infection. Fungal infections are very common among people who frequent locker rooms, gyms and communal swimming pools. The moist environment is ideal for fungal growth.
Clotrimazole and tolnaftate are both anti fungal medications. To pick out the best one for your use it is essential to compare both drugs to analyze which one suits your medical requirements better…
What is Tinea Incognito?
Tinea incognito is a localized skin infection caused by fungus, just like tinea corporis (ringworm) and tinea capitis (scalp ringworm). It is a skin infectious process that looks very different from other fungal infections, both the shape and the degree of involvement. Topical corticosteroid use is the culprit for the difference…