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I get a painful rash between my legs when i wear shorts. how can i prevent it?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Intertrigo: Intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis) is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, and abdominal f.
Dr. Celia Dominguez
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Agree with above ! Soft natural fiber shorts that are loose and allow air circulation or if exercising fibrics that don't hold moisture (wick).
Dec 14, 2014
Dr. Jennifer Haley
Dermatology 24 years experience
Possibly friction: May be from friction causing the hair follicles to develop an irritation type folliculitis. Options include laser hair removal if this is the case and to avoid the friction by wearing longer shorts or applying something like vaniply or elta moisturizer to the area for lubrication as marathon runners do after miles of repetitive friction type movements.

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