Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Groin Fungus Treatment

The initial treatment for tinea cruris includes a topical antifungal cream or lotion. Most will see resolution of symptoms in 3 to 4 weeks with appropriate treatment. Severe or recurrent infections may require treatment with oral antifungal medications.

Antifungal medications for tinea cruris

Groin Fungus Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of tinea cruris.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • Am I contagious?
    • For how long?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How do I avoid passing the infection to others?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for having tinea cruris again?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Groin Fungus Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat tinea cruris:

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Last Updated: Jun 10, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Groin Fungus References
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