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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. Good luck. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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: This could be fungus infection which will respond to antifungal creams such as lotrimin, micatin or lamisil.If persistent see md for prescription oral meds if necessary. ...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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Red itchy rash under breast and groin area it looks like sun burn with bumps. I'm itchy all over but no rash other then those areas. What can this be?

Red itchy rash under breast and groin area it looks like sun burn with bumps. I'm itchy all over but no rash other then those areas. What can this be?

Yeast infection?: If you are overweight, the areas under the breasts, the love handle, and the groin are more susceptible to candida infection. If this applies to you, try to keep these areas dry by using antiperspirant . In the meanwhile try some anti-fungal cream on the areas for a few days. If still not improved after a week, see you doctor. For overweight people, losing some weight should be a long-term goal. ...Read more

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Will scabies cause a itchy, burning red rash in the groin area? Bumps that scab over? Or could this be hsv-2?

Will scabies cause a itchy, burning red rash in the groin area? Bumps that scab over? Or could this be hsv-2?

Unlikely: You are more likely to have painful instead of itchy lesions from hsv-2. Scabies can certainly cause itchy bumps at the groin area and will likely spread if not treated. However there are many other potential diagnoses. ...Read more

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I have a rash under the breast very red at times and itchy also under one arm pit and groin and vagina hair area. Gets itchy sometimes sore?

I have a rash under the breast very red at times and itchy  also under one arm pit and groin  and vagina hair area.  Gets itchy sometimes sore?

Itchy Rash: Hello, some rashes can be location specific, however there are always exceptions. The areas your rash is located can frequently be caused by yeast or fungal infections. People with skin folds, diabetes, or who are immunocompromised are prone to these type of rashes. See a dermatologist if otc anti fungal cream doesn't help. Keep these areas dry and cool, open to air as often as you can. ...Read more

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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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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!

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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Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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Skin Rash (Definition)

Skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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