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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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. Jack Mutnick
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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. Robert Grindstaff
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
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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
Board Certified, Urology
25 years in practice
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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
Board Certified, Urology
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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
Board Certified, Podiatry
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Dr. James Eitner
Board Certified, Family Medicine
29 years in practice
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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?

Dr. James Eitner
Board Certified, Family Medicine
29 years in practice
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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?

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 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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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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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?

Dr. Martin Raff
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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?

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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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Have rash and itching went to gynocologist and he brushed it off saying that it was like jock itch and i have had it for months now. Went to another dr. And they said yeadt infection treated it with diflucan and nystatin. Most have wnt away have 1 spot t

Dr. Bernard Seif
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
35 years in practice
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Have rash and itching went to gynocologist and he brushed it off saying that it was like jock itch and i have had it for months now.  Went to another dr. And they said yeadt infection treated it with diflucan and nystatin. Most have wnt away have 1 spot t

Pro mean with: and bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. This can happen w/out antibiotics at times too. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Do what doc says. Peace. ...Read more

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Dr. Clarke Holmes
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
18 years in practice
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Jock itch! how can I get my mind off the itching?

Dr. Clarke Holmes
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
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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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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Board Certified, Pediatrics
51 years in practice
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After starting the jock-itch cream when is the itching and discomfort going to go away?

Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Board Certified, Pediatrics
51 years in practice
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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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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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Jock itch cream help with vaginal itching?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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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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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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