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Is washing the genitalia with dettol a good idea? I am a 22 yr old female and have been doing this as it itches uncontrollably.

Is washing the genitalia with dettol a good idea? I am a 22 yr old female and have been doing this as it itches uncontrollably.

No! ↑es vaginitis: A crucial part of immune system strategy for preventing skin/mucous membrane problems is favoring growth of bacteria which out-compete other potentially harmful organisms. There is little evidence that antibacterial agents promoted to the public have any benefit over soap & water; indeed often ↑ problems. This is especially true for vaginal/labial tissues in which lactobacilli prevent pathogens. ...Read more

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Jock Itch (Definition)

Also known as Tinea Cruis, this is a fungal infection of the skin in the groin area that turns the ...Read more


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Rashes and spots in inner thigh region and itches a lot when sweating. Use of dettol reduces for some days but reappears shortly. It has been 2 month.

Rashes and spots in inner thigh region and itches a lot when sweating. Use of dettol reduces for some days but reappears shortly. It has been 2 month.

Possible Fungus: Fungus grows more with heat and sweat. This should be scraped and tested by a Dermatologist, to see if it is a fungal infection, psoriasis, or Seborrheic Dermatitis, all which can look similar, in the groin. You may wish to try first over the counter Clotrimazole Cream, twice a day, 2 weeks, to kill fungus. Using an anti-fungal powder through the summer may prevent recurrences. ...Read more

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Facing Jock itch. Can I treat it with dettol? If not, what else is the treatment?

Facing Jock itch. Can I treat it with dettol? If not, what else is the treatment?

Antifungal Cream: Jock Itch is caused by fungal infection due to excessive perspiration.Dettol will not cure it. You can buy over the counter antifungal cream and use it locally twice a day. Cream like clotrimazole, will work. ...Read more

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White scaly patches in the inner folds of my skin near the butt area. It itches and some pain from scratching. Do I have jock itch? I am a female.

White scaly patches in the inner folds of my skin near the butt area. It itches and some pain from scratching. Do I have jock itch? I am a female.

Intertrigo: Not related to diet. Try OTC hydrocortisone and miconazole (or clotrimazole) creams together. Whenever it feels wet or itchy or irritated, gently clean off with bathroom paper (or kleenex) using any lotion. In the shower, wash with hands only, no scrubbing. ...Read more

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I've applied dettol to my anus to treat itching but now I feel a little heavy at my anus (imflammation?) and also it feels a little sticky. Please help

I've applied dettol to my anus to treat itching but now I feel a little heavy at my anus (imflammation?) and also it feels a little sticky. Please help

Not a good use: Whenever you clean after a bowel movement use a dab of skin lotion on some bathroom paper to clean the area around + inside anus. Whenever it feels wet or sticky or irritated or itchy clean with skin lotion on bathroom paper. If itch persists, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does dettol help against itching genital erea? What can you do stop the itching?

Does dettol help against itching genital erea? What can you do stop the itching?

Not likely: You must begin with a definition of the problem. There are various things which may cause such an itch. A GYN or dermatologist will help you. The best remedy will be apparent only after you define the cause. ...Read more

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Suffering from vaginal yeast infection. Does washing the genital area with dettol antiseptic help reduce the itching?

No.: Please do not wash your genitals with dettol. This is a household cleaning products and isn't made for use on the human body. For relief of the itching from yeast, you can use on over the counter yeast medication. In a pinch cold plain yogurt or cold packs can be used for instant comfort until medications have time to work. ...Read more

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Cure for scrotum redness. I am using cream for jock itch. Does not seem to be working have been using 3-4 days with no relief. Also itching. Nothing?

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Cure for scrotum redness. I am using cream for jock itch. Does not seem to be working have been using 3-4 days with no relief. Also itching. Nothing?

Here are some. ..: Intractable itch on the sac may result from allergy, inflammation, yeast infection or autoimmune disorders; examples are tinea (yeast skin infection), atopic dematitis, psoriasis, lichen sclerosus, contact dermatitis, etc. How to manage it for short and long-term benefits? See dermatologist for detail. Note: Cure is impossible but it can be modified and contained. ...Read more

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Jock itch! How can I get my mind off the itching?

Jock itch! How can I get my mind off the itching?

Treat infection: Treat the cause! If an infection, often fungal, most over-the-counter preparations are effective if you are compliant with the regimen for 1-2 weeks. Terbinafine, miconazole, Clotrimazole are common meds used to treat this. A topical steroid such as Hydrocortisone may be used at the same time to treat itching. If not infection related, make sure your clothing is not a cause. Is it too tight, etc. ...Read more

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After starting the jock-itch cream when is the itching and discomfort going to go away?

Jock itch: Provided you use the correct medication, the itch and discomfort should start disdappearing within a week or shorter.
Be sure to conitnue applying the cream until the lesions are completely gone. If what you use does not work, it will be better to use a medication prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Jock itch cream help with vaginal itching?

Tolnaftate: Topical tolnaftate is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm and is also used to treat infections of the nails, scalp, palms, and soles of the feet. It is safe. If your itching is due to superficial fungus it may help. ...Read more

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Do herpes outbreaks always blister? Is it possible to have burning and itching from jock itch and after scratching scabs form?

Do herpes outbreaks always blister? Is it possible to have burning and itching from jock itch and after scratching scabs form?

Yes and yes: Genital herpes lesions are usually vesicles which are small blisters. They then rupture to form superficial ulcers and scabs which eventually heal. Oral herpes lesions less often form blisters and crust and scab sooner.
Jock itch or tinea cruris usually causes a red inching rash in the inner groin near the scrotum in males. If you scratch it can bleed and form scabs. ...Read more

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Hello dic, I ve got severe itching betwen thighs nd private part. Similar to jock itch. Itz been 3 weeeks itz not going. I ve got on face also. Plz help me?

Hello dic, I ve got severe itching betwen thighs nd private part. Similar to jock itch. Itz been 3 weeeks itz not going. I ve got on face also. Plz help me?

Yeast irritation: Your age and symptoms makes yeast or jock itch a possibility. There are over the counter remedies at your pharmacy. Hairdryer the area after each shower. If not better in a few days, go see your doc. It can spread, so wash your hands, avoid scratching. Be well. ...Read more

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I suffer from itching in the groin part area. It's producing liquid and that stinks. Please help. It's like it's swelling and it moist a lot. As what I research, they call it jock itch but it's like a wound that producing liquid. I'm taking antibiotic ca

I suffer from itching in the groin part area. It's producing liquid and that stinks. Please help. It's like it's swelling and it moist a lot. As what I research, they call it jock itch but it's like a wound that producing liquid. I'm taking antibiotic ca

See dermatologist: You may have a sweat gland problem with infection of these glands. Often the armpits are involved as well. You need to consult a dermatologist for the Rx which may include a certain type of antibiotic, use of antiperspirant, and on some occasions surgery. ...Read more

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I recently had surgery the skin around the incision on my scrotum is itching and peeling this may be jock itch how do I treat the raw skin?

I recently had surgery the skin around the incision on my scrotum is itching and peeling this may be jock itch how do I treat the raw skin?

Surgery: You should call and have the surgeon who performed the procedure examine this. It may be secondarily infected and you want to be sure that the surgery is not undone by this. Go and chat with them. ...Read more

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How can I treat intense itching on my scrotum and the inside of my thighs or groin...Don't know if jock itch, ringworm, or what but does have musky odor?

How can I treat intense itching on my scrotum and the inside of my thighs or groin...Don't know if jock itch, ringworm, or what but does have musky odor?

Likely Fungal: It is most likely a fungal infection. (ringworm, jock itch are similar fungi) keep the area clean and dry. Try an over the counter antifungal cream (such as lotrimin (clotrimazole) or lamisil). You can try 1% Hydrocortisone cream to control the itching. If it is not improving or it is getting worse after a few days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Week after trimming had itch in groin crease for 3 days has stopped but have a couple small red rashes from itching w/dry skin on edge, is jock itch?

Week after trimming had itch in groin crease for 3 days has stopped but have a couple small red rashes from itching w/dry skin on edge, is jock itch?

Groin rash: Could be jock itch a fungus or folliculitis a bacterial infection. Could try over the counter anti fungal (clotrimazole) and see if helps over 24 hours. Follow up with doc especially if worsens. ...Read more

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Can econazole cream for jock itch be used in combination with over-the-counter lotrimen jock itch spray or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sprays to suppress itching?

Can econazole cream for jock itch be used in combination with over-the-counter lotrimen jock itch spray or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sprays to suppress itching?

Probably: Usually we don't want to use two different antifungal agents at the same time but there is probably no harm in doing so. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) spray is ok but there are other otc stuff such as tricalm, itch x that may be more effective. I would suggest that you space the application 30-minute or more apart and see your doctor if the problem persists. ...Read more

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Initially it started like jock itch but reached the glans and now the glans is leathery skinned with two red patches of inflammation. I have already been applying Miconazole-nitrate ointment for about 2 weeks now. The itching in the inner thighs has stoppe

Fungus is: Likely. You need to see your doc so you can get something strong enough to get rid of it. Please change underwear at least daily and keep the area clean and dry. Peace and good health. Please do not sit around in sweaty running shorts, etc. ...Read more

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Jock itch. Itching/burning & redness on scrotum. Also flaking skin, after rubbing flaking area it left shiny areas on that skin. Fungal or bacterial?

Jock itch. Itching/burning & redness on scrotum. Also flaking skin, after rubbing flaking area it left shiny areas on that skin. Fungal or bacterial?

Here are some...: Do you have similar lesions on other parts of body especially over elbows or knees? Clinically, it may be skin fungal infection or psoriasis. For the time being, you may try topical hydrocortisone 1 % with antifungal drug like clotrimazole 1-2 times daily and see. Besides, have a doctor to take a look for confirmation. How to get these done correctly? To http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

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