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A 21-year-old male asked:

7 days after protected sex and unprotected oral. i have a small red area where my leg & groin area meet. no bumps, is this from underwear or herpes???

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Red area: Its more likely a skin yeast if its in this area. Herpes would have blisters showing up. In the middle of winter and during swimming season we see a fair amount of tinea (yeast) infections near the underwear line. Try some lotrimin (clotrimazole) and see if that helps.

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Last updated Mar 2, 2016

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