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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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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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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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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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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A red itchy rash on the inner side of my leg near the groin area for over 1 month. it decreases when i take anti biotics. i want a permanent solution?

A red  itchy rash on the inner side of my leg near the groin area for over 1 month. it decreases when i take anti biotics. i want a permanent solution?

Erythrasma: I assume you used actual antibiotics and not antifungals . You could have Erythrasma which is a bacterial infection that just like fungus affects areas of moist skin. The rash may have well defined borders and may become brownish. Topical and sometimes oral antibiotics are necessary. Keeping the area dry is the way to prevent this. Check that you are in good health for example no diabetes ...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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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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Dr. John Chiu
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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