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I have itchy groin area in teens, remedy?

I have itchy groin area in teens, remedy?

Called jock itch: Using vinegar to rinse the area or baking soda and water can help reduce the itch which is typically from a fungal irritation. You cam also use lotrimin or tinactin (tolnaftate) and it if persists then i suggest you be seen. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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Its been a few days since i started noticeing these extremely embarrassing red open itchy bug like bites near my groin area, I do shave a lot also...?

Its been a few days since i started noticeing these extremely embarrassing red open itchy bug like bites near my groin area, I do shave a lot also...?

Get checked: These could be shave bumps, but red bumps in the groin can also be herpes. Herpes can break out months to years after the initial exposure. Your safest bet is to be checked by a doctor or planned parenthood. ...Read more

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How to stop itchy groin ?

How to stop itchy groin ?

Keep Dry: Skin irritation from moisture is a most common problem. Wearing cotton or moisture wicking fabrics can help. Be sure you have no fungal, bacterial or parasitic infection though. Also be sure you have no allergic or contact irritation from underwear dyes or from laundry detergents. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Itchy on back and groin with lumps over back area. What could be the cause?

Itchy on back and groin with lumps over back area. What could be the cause?

Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, muscles and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more

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Sudden reddish, somewhat itchy rash around groin area, what do I do?

Sudden reddish, somewhat itchy rash around groin area, what do I do?

Don't panic.: Nothing makes people more nervous than a rash in the genital area. It could be anything from jock itch to an allergy to something you applied in that area to, yes, something you caught from intimate contact. Put your mind at ease by seeing your doctor and getting it sorted out. You can try otc Hydrocortisone cream first if you wish, but if that doesn't work, see your doc or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Recurring very itchy groin what it means? Sometimes also itch beside underams and back of knees. How to stop this?

Recurring very itchy groin what it means? Sometimes also itch beside underams and back of knees. How to stop this?

Contact dermatitis?: If this is new, you might be reacting to a new soap, lotion, detergent or fabric softener. Use only fragrance free products for sensitive skin. Clothes are tighter in those areas sometimes, so those spots itch the most. See your doctor for more certain answer and treatment, as a proper history and physical is much more likely to result in an accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more