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Dear urologist, the skin on the top of my legs near my penis is red, swollen and itching. it looks and started with many small (3-6mm) circles merge?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Lesion at groin: May be an abscess would seek medical attention as may need antibiotics and /or drainage. ( I am an internist not a urologist)
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Depending on the amount of swelling, it may be tinea cruris(jock itch) too
Dec 5, 2016
Dr. Rabii Madi
Dr. Rabii Madi commented
Urology 23 years experience
It seems is a fungal infection. Try some antifungal cream like flucanozol cream.
Dec 8, 2016
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Tinea? : A common cause of red itchy rash in the groin area is a fungal skin infection called tinea. Treatment is to keep the area dry and use antifungal medication such as terbinafine. To get a more accurate evaluation, share a clear photo of the rash in a virtual consult with a doctor on HealthTap.

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