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How do you treat wound when it is in your inner thigh skin?

How do you treat wound when it is in your inner thigh skin?

No different: The same as any other skin infection - cleansing the area, antibiotics, and possibly needing it drained +/- packed by a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Boil in inner thigh, treat w warm compress & amox, less pain & redness, no draining of pus bcos wound healed, but ders hard part below the skin, is it ok?

Boil in inner thigh, treat w warm compress & amox, less pain & redness, no draining of pus bcos wound healed, but ders hard part below the skin, is it ok?

Residual infection: The hard, leathery, often darkened skin @ the site of a boil is residual inflammation from the skin infection. The skin should soften over time, but cd leave a scar. I wd say at this point, it's normal. But watch for fevers, more drainage, or worsening symptoms that may mean the infection (boil) is coming back. Also get checked for MRSA & diabetes (which predispose to boils) if this is not 1st one ...Read more

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What is the cause of irritated dry skin on the inner thighs by the groin area and how do I treat it?

What is the cause of irritated dry skin on the inner thighs by the groin area and how do I treat it?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo (rash of body folds) may be due to different causes, including irritant dermatitis, contact dermatitis, fungal disorder (tinea cruris), or a dermatosis such as flexural psoriasis. Proper evaluation by a primary care physician or dermatologist is necessary to properly diagnose and treat this condition. ...Read more

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Hi I've had jock itch for some time now and have developed dark skin on the inner thigh. I was wondering what it was and how to treat it. Thanks?

Hi I've had jock itch for some time now and have developed dark skin on the inner thigh. I was wondering what it was and how to treat it. Thanks?

Tinea cruris: The discoloration is due to a fungal infection. A prescription for and topical antifungal medication from your primary care doctor should clear it up. ...Read more

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My inner thighs and outer skin of my vagina are very itchy it has now wounds due to scratching, is it ok to use salicylic acid? Thanks:)

My inner thighs and outer skin of my vagina are very itchy it has now wounds due to scratching, is it ok to use salicylic acid? Thanks:)

No not ok: Please do not use any kind of acid on your vagina. That is not a good idea. It sounds like you may have a yeast infection. Try an over the counter yeast cream. If not improved see a doctor for testing. ...Read more

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I was running and wore a pair of cotton yoga pants that had a hole in the thigh area. After running for 40 minutes, it rubbed my leg raw. The sore is uncomfortable on the inner thigh. How to care for the wound? I have skin allergies with bandages.

Antibiotic ointment: You may get antibiotic ointment like Neosporin, available over the counter and apply to the raw area. It is okay to leave it uncovered, or you may cover it, after applying the ointment, with sterile gauze and secure it with hypoallergenic tape.
Keep up the exercise.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk prodFor good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Flaky dead skin on penis peeled it off & wound appeared, wound healed in days. Days after - itch over groin and inner thighs, worse in warm water, using antifungal cream/ Aveeno moisturiser cream together seperately. Is that ok? 7 days Hardly improved.

Flaky dead skin on penis peeled it off & wound appeared, wound healed in days. Days after - itch over groin and inner thighs, worse in warm water, using antifungal cream/ Aveeno moisturiser cream together seperately. Is that ok? 7 days Hardly improved.

If the wound was-: -open & liquidity & painless, second stage syphylis (sp). Easy 2 Dx by a swab & microscope. That is a long shot, saw 1 in my lifetime. If not, make an appointment with a dermatologist or urologist. ...Read more

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Waste oil burn on my right leg. Silver cream treatment by first doc. Is it safe practice to manually remove dried flakes of silver cream on my wound by my second doc. I am treated first for 23 days with a silver cream. Second doc proceed with skin graft.

Waste oil burn on my right leg. Silver cream treatment by first doc. Is it safe practice to manually remove dried flakes of silver cream on my wound by my second doc. I am treated first for 23 days with a silver cream. Second doc proceed with skin graft.

Burn: You have to be quite careful with wounds caused by second or third degree burns because of the propensity for infection. A specialist in wound care may debride these wounds carefully but no one else should interfere with the healing process especially since a skin graft is planned. ...Read more

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Both inner thighs have red lines under skin, is this worrisome?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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My inner thighs have patches of grey skin. What is it and what is the cause?

My inner thighs have patches of grey skin. What is it and what is the cause?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Jock itch 3years ago, gone now. Why do I have dry white areas on both of my inner thighs, they never itch they just appear there when my skin gets dry?

Skin "Remembers": The infection and its treatment have made the skin atrophic (thinner) and thus dries out easily/ Use moisturizer and continue particularly after showering!
Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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How can I tighten loose skin on inner thighs?

How can I tighten loose skin on inner thighs?

See below: If this is from weight loss, the thigh lift is the best option. You must however be at your best weight.
Good luck from NYC ...Read more

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Hi I am feeling a kind of pain in between my inner thighs even the skin has also started getting dark but the pain is unbearable as it is happening?

Hi I am feeling a kind of pain in between my inner thighs even the skin has also started getting dark but the pain is unbearable as it is happening?

Doctor can evaluate: A person with "unbearable pain" should be evaluated by a primary care doctor or by the E.R. There may be some serious medical problem. Skin pain may be due to shingles or some bacterial infection. There could be a problem with the nerves that go to the affected skin area, or a problem with the blood circulation to the area. ...Read more

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How do I lighten the dark skin on my inner thighs due to chafing?

Skin lightening: There are the otc products like meladerm cream, dermology skin brightener and skin bright skin brightener that work welll. There is also kojic acid, ambi fade cream, palmers fade cream, and others. Your dermatologist can write for a stronger bleaching cream called hydroquinone. ...Read more

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My inner thighs have become very dark. How to lighten them to my normal skin tone?

My inner thighs have become very dark. How to lighten them to my normal skin tone?

Weight loss: You probably have acanthosis nigricans. Weight loss will lighten the area but please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment. ...Read more

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What are brown patches of skin inner thighs and what can you use to get rid of them?

What are brown patches of skin inner thighs and what can you use to get rid of them?

Acanthosis nigricans: The most common cause is obesity and some endocrine disorders. Also human growth hormone or birth control pills, can also cause acanthosis nigricans. See your PCP for definite diagnosis and evaluation. ...Read more

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I have really dark brown to black skin in my inner thighs and underarms, how can I get rid of it??

NotARiverInAfrica: You may have what's called "acanthosis nigricans." It can be caused by a lot of things, like pre-diabetes or thyroid or pituitary problems, obesity, birth control pills, etc and sometimes it's just there for no apparent reason. There's just as many treatments, but first you've got to make sure you don't have a medical problem. If that issue is cleared then a dermatologist could handle it. ...Read more

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Noticed slightly mottled skin on inner thighs. No itching. Normal at sight. Only realized difference in the mirror. Had at least for 1 yr?

Noticed slightly mottled skin on inner thighs. No itching. Normal at sight. Only realized difference in the mirror. Had at least for 1 yr?

H&P: Make an appointment with your family doctor and let him/her get a good history and do a physical examination. Then you may have to have some lab work and perhaps even a skin biopsy to evaluate your mottled inner thigh skin. ...Read more

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Why do I get red marks/dots under my skin on the inner side of both my thighs (flat not lumps) after taking ecstasy and having a big night?

Allergies: There is a lot of junk in ecstasy. It is not pure MDMA. The other junk in it can cause various allergic reactions to people. You have described one of them ...Read more

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I am suffering from itching and the skin becomes dark on inner thighs. Please suggest a good medicine to get relief from frequent skin itches.

I am suffering from itching and the skin becomes dark on inner thighs. Please suggest a good medicine to get relief from frequent skin itches.

Lotion: Without a better description it is hard to say exactly what is causing the itch. Could be eczema or postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, contact dermatitis from clothes or rubbing, hair follicle infection and many more. You can try a moisturizing lotion or an over the counter topical steroid assuming you don't have any allergies or other medications. Try to figure out why you are getting the itch. ...Read more

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I have these small black specs under my skin on my inner thighs. I can squeeze them out and when they surface they are kind of hard and yellowish.

Sebaceous glands: Are producing sebaceum that is not easily coming out. You're squeezing it out clean the area involved. Sometimes washing with washcloth and so more vigorously over an area opens the pores and lets the areas clear on their own. What you have is a common ordinary blackhead that you have squeezed out, . ...Read more