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itchy rash on pubic area

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Various causes: Itching in the pubic area may be due to heat and sweating; fungal infection if there are skin folds; contact allergy to certain chemicals in underwear ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Many possible: causes. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or bi ... Read More

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A member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Folliculitis: Sounds like folliculitis. If the redness spreads or the skin gets firm, hot, painful then see a doctor since it could be a cellulitis (infection).
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maria Gaviria
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Look closely: May be something as simple as crabs.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
No waxing or shaving: Tretinoin (retin-a) cream can help decrease skin plugging or hyperkaratosis. Topical tretinoin cream may thin out the epidermis, reduce the buildup of ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Ingrown hairs: Those are ingrown hairs due to shaving too close to the skin. Modern razors are so good, they actually shave *below* the skin surface, which sets up i ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Likely fungus: From a dollar store you can get clotrimazole cream very cheaply. Apply this over the rash several times per day and this will likely handle the probl ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
21 years experience Pediatrics
Many differing dx: If you shave or use hair removers, these could certainly lead to an itchy, inflammatory process in the pubic area. Contact dermatitis, or a sensitivi ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
This may be a simple: fungus infection (jock itch) but to be certain you should see a health care professional. Treatment with any of the over the counter medications in t ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Itchy rashes: For skin rashes, a variety of skin conditions can present similarly with spotty itchy rashes. To get a correct diagnosis, we need to see and examine i ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See a dermatologist: It is often related to a fungal infection of the skin and can be easily treated. See a dermatologist. Do not use kenalog (triamcinolone) without a spe ... Read More

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