Originally posted by halfoldman
As feedback I must say that it is not the "cure" I had hoped for.
I will continue using through the summer as necessary, and it makes life bearable.
I know my medical alternative if it no longer provides relief, and currently I choose to use the cream.
I do think that people should inquire about all their medical alternatives, but Sudorem is definitely one thing to try and keep for
edit on 27-2-2011 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)
Sudocrem is many things, but it isn't an Anti-Fungal.
It's great for things like minor cuts and burns, contact rashes/irritations, mild eczema (but not a cure for it), minor insect bites (like Mosquitos),
mild acne etc.
It tends to work by reducing redness, swelling and soothing irritation of these ailments, also it's an Anti-Bacterial cream so helps prevent
I've used it for many years for the majority of the things i have just mentioned and it's a great item to have in your bathroom cabinet.
I've also tried using it for a Fungal Infection in the past and it soothed it for a brief time, but ultimately it became worse.
You mentioned in your first post that you only tried one tablet and one lot of cream for your problem. Just like Bacterial Infections, Fungal
Infections are not all the same type. Sometimes you need to get a swab and culture so they can find out just exactly what is growing on you, so they
can then treat it with the appropriate topical or oral medication. Just like there is a whole host of Anti-Biotics for various types of Bacterial
Infection, there is also a whole different bunch of Fungal Infection creams for various different Fungal Infections.
Usually a Doctors first instinct when diagnosing a Fungal Infection is to reach for his/her prescription pad and give you treatment for Candida, when
it could actually be Ring Worm, or something else.
My advice to you is to get back to your Doctors and ask for a swab and culture so they can determine what it is and treat you accordingly, because if
it is Fungal in nature and you're using Sudocrem, it won't get rid of it it and it can spread.
Edit to add:
I just noticed in one of your other posts that you said your problem occurs in your armpits and groin, have you heard of what the Americans call Jock
Itch? Or what we used to call it in the Chef Industry (Chefs A**e). It's a Fungal Infection that usually appears in these areas because they are warm
and sweaty and it can be really aggravated by friction.
You could try going to your local Pharmacy and ask the Pharmasist what over the counter Anti-Fungal products may help with your particular problem.
Tell him/her what cream you used before that didn't help.
Also, in the meantime and after you've found something that has cleared it up. Try to use just warm water and a very mild soap when washing these
areas and wash your towels after every use (don't share them either). Pat the areas dry with a towel rather then rubbing them dry.
Wear loose fitting breathable cotton clothing and underwear, preferably washed with a very mild washing detergent. (Heavy perfumed soaps and
detergents could irritate it even more). Applying unperfumed talc to the areas after you've dryed off from your shower or bath could help because it
will keep the areas dry, but if you find this irritates it, it's best to not continue with it.
Wiki on Tinea Cruris/Jock Itch
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