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Dr. John Rhoades
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Have a question, I have a serious itch, and red pustules around the grooming area! That itches when it gets dry! I try to us gold bond and other powders but it's very uncomfortable and it's like acne but itchy.... ?

Dr. John Rhoades
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Have a question, I have a serious itch, and red pustules around the grooming area! That itches when it gets dry! I try to us gold bond and other powders but it's very uncomfortable and it's like acne but itchy.... ?

Exam needed: Rashes are extremely difficult to DX and treat correctly without an exam. Suggest seeing your Family DR or Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

Itch is also known as Itching. Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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My vagina itches and is kind of sore. Is it safe to use extra strength gold bond body powder on my vagina? I have not talked to a doctor yet, and hoping to avoid it. I've only used gold bond once on my vagina.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hello. : Hello. I just looked it up on the gold bond website and it states "warnings: for external use only." it also states use only as directed. I know that some women use the powder in their vaginal area. However, my interpretation of what the gold bond manufacturer is stating is external use and i don't think that was to include vaginal mucosa. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Can I use gold bond for jock itch?

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Can I use gold bond for jock itch?

Yes: Look at the label to make sure. ...Read more

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Dr. Liesa Harte
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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What is the most effective OTC medication for jock itch? Tinactin, lamasil, lotramin ultra? Can i put gold bond powder on right after the cream?

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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What is the most effective OTC medication for jock itch? Tinactin, lamasil, lotramin ultra? Can i put gold bond powder on right after the cream?

They are : All effective medications. Some will work better on some people and vice a versa. Be careful with some of the powders, some have ingredients that help fungus flourish. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Used lotrimin to treat jock itch in rotation with gold bond. continued to use gold bond after it cleared. now there's a new rash. is talc the cause?

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Used lotrimin to treat jock itch in rotation with gold bond. continued to use gold bond after it cleared. now there's a new rash. is talc the cause?

Maybe: But more likely you need to resume lotrimin (get the generic, clotrimazole), use daily, do not stop. Forget the gold bond. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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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.

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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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.

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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Dr. Robert Grindstaff
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I'm not sure if what I have is jock itch, but under my scrotum a foul smelling liquid is secreting and itches occasionally. And if scratches it bleeds?

Dr. Robert Grindstaff
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I'm not sure if what I have is jock itch, but under my scrotum a foul smelling liquid is secreting and itches occasionally. And if scratches it bleeds?

Could be yeast: try either miconazole or clotrimazole cream to the area twice daily and follow up with your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Bennett
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I have a raised red streak on the base of my penis. There are small, blister like spots, one which broke open, and it itches. Is this jock itch?

Dr. Robert Bennett
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I have a raised red streak on the base of my penis. There are small, blister like spots, one which broke open, and it itches. Is this jock itch?

Bump: Could be but could also be molluscum or herpes. Have it checked by your doctor, urologist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Jock Itch (Definition)

Jock itch, also called ringworm or tinea cruris, is a fungal infection of the skin in the groin region that causes ...Read more


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