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I currently have a red raw rash in my groin region I think from chaffing. How do I go about curing it?

I currently have a red raw rash in my groin region I think from chaffing. How do I go about curing it?

Steroid, diaper crea: If there is yeast ci potent need to use antiyeqst cream such as maintain. A topical steroid cream can be used in combination for a few days. To decrease friction and absorb sweat toplayer should be diaper cream such as desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) balked, or triple paste. ...Read more

Chafing (Definition)

Chafing is skin irritation because of something rubbing against the skin, such as from clothing or sports equipment. Helpful ideas include avoiding rough clothing, wearing 100\% cotton fabric, cutting off clothing tags, or changing to different types of sports clothes and sports activities to decrease the rubbing on ...Read more


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Really Dry rash on buttocks with some red/purple bumps under skin. Dry and itchiness extends from groin region. What is this?

Really Dry rash on buttocks with some red/purple bumps under skin. Dry and itchiness extends from groin region. What is this?

See a dermatologist: Could be a dermatophyte. Do you have scaling of your feet and between your small toe/ ring toe? ...Read more

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I have a red line that runs down my groin in the crease and one side has a small spot of tenderness. Is it chaffing?

I have a red line that runs down my groin in the crease and one side has a small spot of tenderness. Is it chaffing?

Infection?: Could be chafing, but would expect it to be bilateral. Having a sore makes suspicion for infection. You could apply some otc yeast cream today, but see your doctor tomorrow. ...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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Itchy groin for two weeks, no redness or rash. Red lips with tiny white bumps, swollen lymph nodes. Unprotected oral sex three weeks ago.?

Itchy groin for two weeks, no redness or rash. Red lips with tiny white bumps, swollen lymph nodes. Unprotected oral sex three weeks ago.?

Possible STD: Go and get tested. This is conceivably related to acute HIV infection or other STD and you need full evaluation by an experienced doctor with expertise in this area. Go now and be seen. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi. I am 27, male. I have recently got soome red rash in groin area... It's a little itchy... What can be the reason?

Hi. I am 27, male. I have recently got soome red rash in groin area... It's a little itchy... What can be the reason?

Fungal Infection: Most likely you are suffering from a fungal infection of the skin. It is commonly referred to as jock itch. The main culprit is the humid environment created by sweat and folding of the skin. This creates optimal place for fungus to grow. Medical term used is tinea cruris. Can be treated with avoiding tight clothes, keeping area dry, and using otc anti-fungal cream like lotrimin (clotrimazole). Good luck. ...Read more

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Red rash in my 16 month olds thighs and groin?

Red rash in my 16 month olds thighs and groin?

What does look like: Most common is yeast, can also be heat or reaction to diaper, most commonly latex. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a red rash on the inside of his thighs near groin area what is it? I have been putting a&d ointment on it

My boyfriend has a red rash on the inside of his thighs near groin area what is it? I have been putting a&d ointment on it

Red rash: Red rash may have multiple causes. If a and d ointment doest work tou might try takcum powder. He may be chaffed from the warm weather. Finally if no results consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a red, itchy, flakey rash on both my groins. I have had it for 2 weeks with no additional problems. Could it be a fungus?

I have a red, itchy, flakey rash on both my groins. I have had it for 2 weeks with no additional problems. Could it be a fungus?

Maybe: It could be. But it's hard to say without seeing the rash. It could also be a yeast infection. I suggest starting with your primary care doctor to take a look at the rash. ...Read more

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Anal started to itch bad then lightred rash beside groin light red dots around also itchy and burning?

Anal started to itch bad then lightred rash beside groin light red dots around also itchy and burning?

Jock Itch on butt: This could be a few non-urgent things, but the most common is most likely a fungal infection. If the red dots spread you need to be seen by your trusted medical advisor. ...Read more

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I seem to have a rash that moves to different parts of my body. Usually under arm, or in groin area, and sometimes a red line near it.?

I seem to have a rash that moves to different parts of my body. Usually under arm, or in groin area, and sometimes a red line near it.?

Moving rash: The armpit and groin are naturally moist, but also normally home to benign yeast, fungi and bacteria. This may be nothing to be worried about, but it can be a sign of diabetes. Diabetics are prone to infections. Other immune suppressors can also do this, so time for a check at a primary care provider more then a simple answer on line. Check it out to be safe. ...Read more

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I have a sore red rash on groin?

Infection: Sore (painful) red rash usually suggests soft tissue infection referred to as cellulitis. Best to go see your family doc for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment, usually antibiotics. In meantime, warm compresses can be used for infections while ice is recommended for injuries. ...Read more

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Bad/itchy rash that starts under my groin & goes all the round my anus. Its red & can gets really dry. Started last year wen I started track. Help!

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Bad/itchy rash that starts under my groin & goes all the round my anus. Its red & can gets really dry. Started last year wen I started track. Help!

Contact allergy?: It appears that you have developed a contact allergy to the material used in your sports outfit. Rubber and latex would be the prime suspects. Consider giving your sports shorts an extra rinse with water.
Although monilial infection is common in the areas involved, it tends to cause a moist and not dry lesion. ...Read more

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Have an itchy red rash in between groin and leg area. Otc meds available?

Have an itchy red rash in between groin and leg area. Otc meds available?

Lotrimin, lamisil (terbinafine): This could be fungus infection which will respond to antifungal creams such as lotrimin, micatin or lamisil (terbinafine).If persistent see md for prescription oral meds if necessary. ...Read more

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What would cause a rash in hotspot areas, purple and red bumps on legs and on groin?

Bumpy rashes on legs: Rashes can be difficult to diagnosis, even by a skilled dermatologist looking at the rash in person. With just a description I cannot answer your question. There are many causes of rashes in these areas, such as a contact allergy, irritation, chafing, fungus, scabies, etc. I recommend you make an appointment with a board certified dermatologist so she/he can examine you and make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Red rash on groin day after sex - could this be an std?

Red rash on groin day after sex - could this be an std?

Probably not: No STD can start to cause symptoms only one day after exposure; 2-3 days is the minimum. And most rashes in the groin are not caused by STD. A bacterial or fungal (yeast) skin infection probably is more likely. If the rash doesn't clear up within a few days, see a doctor. But don't worry about STD; whatever you have, it isn't from your sex partner. ...Read more

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After a viral infection, I always get a rash in the same locations on my body. Upper abs, neck, groin. It is not very itchy, very red, goes away.

After a viral infection, I always get a rash in the same locations on my body. Upper abs, neck, groin. It is not very itchy, very red, goes away.

A curiosity...: ...but it sounds like your particular skin eruption is transient and can be relied upon to self-resolve. Suggest you take a picture next time and show your family doctor for piece of mind. Situational rashes as described can be seen in many settings and with variable clinical significance. ...Read more

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My husband has a red blotchy rash on both his inner thigh near the groin area. It is very itchy?

My husband has a red blotchy rash on both his inner thigh near the groin area. It is very itchy?

Jock Itch?: He could see his physician or dermatologist who can confirm if this is from tinea cruris which is a fungal infection that tends to hit the skin in the groin area and between the legs. ...Read more

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I have a lump under the skin in my groin area, a small red rash near it, and my vagina is extremely sensitive. Help!!! What could this be?

GYN infection.: You will need a full GYN exam (pelvic) and screening for infection. It sounds like you may have an inflammed lymph node in your groin. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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