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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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About 2-3 weeks after shaving, I have red sores on my pelvic/pubic area and my groin is itchy and sore. What should I do?

About 2-3 weeks after shaving, I have red sores on my pelvic/pubic area and my groin is itchy and sore. What should I do?

Could be: Enlarged inflamed lymph nodes in the groin area due to infection that developed after shaving. Pls see your dr for complete evaluation, and proper treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been using a clotrimazole cream because my groin was itchy at times. No rash or anything. I've been using it for a long 4 weeks, will it worsen?

Time for check up: Your solution does not seem to be working and I wonder if a trip to the physicians office would be worth it to you. What you describe sounds like irritation of the groin likely from friction/heat, and without rash, does not sound fungal. Need an examination to be sure. If you develop sensitivity to component of the cream, then it could worsen, but would also cause rash. Likely just not helping ...Read more

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Rash in groin. Red, itchy, small red bumps, white color in middle. Both sides of groin. No history of allergy. About a week now. What could it be?

Rash in groin. Red, itchy, small red bumps, white color in middle. Both sides of groin. No history of allergy. About a week now. What could it be?

How long?: There are many potential causes. If it lasts over 6 weeks, see an allergist. If it is short term, try some otc antihistamine up to 4 x the regular frequency but watch out for drowsiness. If it did not work, see an allergist. ...Read more

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Allergy to albuterol. Haven't needed to take it in a while but I started again over past week and itchy hives develop in groin area quickly and persist?

Allergy to albuterol. Haven't needed to take it in a while but I started again over past week and itchy hives develop in groin area quickly and persist?

Albuterol allergy: This is rare, but if each time you take this medication you get a rash, then a true allergy exists. Do not use albutwerol if it causes any chest tightness or wheezing or even throat fullness. You may tolerate a fast acting medication called formoterol. Alternatively, you might respond well to ipatropium (atrovent) inhaler. See an allergy specialist or pulmonary for this issue. ...Read more

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Doctors, please I had protected sex & 2-3 weeks later after shaving, I notice itchy like pimples swellings in my armpit, groin & neck. Is it swollen nodes?

Doctors, please I had protected sex & 2-3 weeks later after shaving, I notice itchy like pimples swellings in my armpit, groin & neck. Is it swollen nodes?

See a doctor: Without being able to see and feel these there is no way in which to make a diagnosis. See a professional face to face and be examined. Good luck. ...Read more

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Itchy testicles + groin. No std. Tried caneston, diprobase and miosture cream each for e a week twice a day but not worked please help.

Itchy testicles + groin. No std. Tried caneston, diprobase and miosture cream each for e a week twice a day but not worked please help.

Jock itch?: Chm, testicle and groin itches in young men tend to be related to keeping to much moisture in those areas and is commonly referred to as 'jock itch'. Congratulations you have become a jock! It is easily resolved with a jock itch cream and also wearing undies that allow more air flow like boxers rather than briefs helps. If the problem continues, you should check with your doctor. ...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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My groin is whitish & itchy (both sides) when damp or when in shower?

My groin is whitish & itchy (both sides) when damp or when in shower?

Possible fungus: Tinea cruris, a fungus, is perhaps the most common cause of a rash called "jock itch". Although it can be treated with an antifungal cream alone, often the most rapid relief is obtained by using a combination antifungal and steroid cream (Lotrisone); it's also available in the generic version; apply it sparingly twice daily for several days until the rash is gone. ...Read more

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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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Can itchiness on the outer skin of my manhood towards my groin be a symptom of an s.T.I.?

Can itchiness on the outer skin of my manhood towards my groin be a symptom of an s.T.I.?

Possibly: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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I m diagnosed with prediabetes and I feel itchiness all over my body and too much in groin. Why?

I m diagnosed with prediabetes and I feel itchiness all over my body and too much in groin. Why?

Prediabetes: I have never fully understood "prediabetes" - either you have diabetes or your don't.

If you have time please have your doctor refer you to a dietitian who will help you avoid diabetes in future. ...Read more

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My groin always feel itchiness, I don't know why fungi always occur since I have proper hygiene?

Possible feet: If definite fungal the possibility of having fungal growth on feet if that is case check out and in any case I would put on socks before you put on your underpants as this gets the fungus on the pants bringing it to the groin hope this helps. ...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...?

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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Can I have lymphoma (groin lump/itchiness)?

Can I have lymphoma (groin lump/itchiness)?

Possible: The first thing you need to do is see your doctor. There are other more likely problems, such as an irritant, infection, inflammatory condition. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lymphoma (groin lump/itchiness)?

What are the symptoms of lymphoma (groin lump/itchiness)?

Few symptoms: Lymphoma can have few symptoms, sometimes weight loss, night sweats, etc. Would need to have blood tests to look for abnormalities and physical examination. Sometimes x-ray to look for enlarged lymph nodes that can be located throughout the body. ...Read more

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Is an itchy groin contagious?

If it: Is an std it could be contagion! ...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