A 82-year-old female asked:
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i wear dry liners and sometimes get irritation in the groin area, is it ok to use neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) in this area?

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Dr. Bradford Romans
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Yes but: This is likely a fungal infection which grows in dark moist places like skin folds and the groin area.
Answered on Jun 7, 2017
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