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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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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 (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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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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I normally experience skin rash red itchy bumps in armpits. Recently have appeared under breast. In groin area itchy, red bumpy, flaking rash appeared?

I normally experience skin rash red itchy bumps in armpits. Recently have appeared under breast. In groin area itchy, red bumpy, flaking rash appeared?

See derm: This is a rather common condition especially when one lives in a hot environment. This is an inflammatory issue which can often be controlled with low dose abx based on its antiinflammatory activity. ...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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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Dry red spot appeared on skin by hip, rash covering my body followed. Red, circular, itchy, spots from neck to groin, front and back. Help!

Rash: Sounds like it could be pityriasis rosea a non dangerous self limiting rash in younger people. Google it and see if it matches. However, you should see a dermatologist to confirm this and to make sure you are not dealing with anything else. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Note, the rash is red flat dots, and some are dry white patches, itchy, around groin, itchy anus and itchy scrotum, doct says it was fungi, is true?

Note, the rash is red flat dots, and some are dry white patches, itchy, around groin, itchy anus and itchy scrotum, doct says it was fungi, is true?

We can't diagnose: This with the available info. This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...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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What could be diagnosis for having non-itchy rashes at the back, dry cough for more than a month, fatigue, redness of face and weight loss? Male, 50s

What could be diagnosis for having non-itchy rashes at the back, dry cough for more than a month, fatigue, redness of face and weight loss? Male, 50s

Have it evaluated: It is impossible to say without being able to do a physical exam and know the results of x rays and lab studies. The cough needs evaluation in a smoker because of the high risk of major lung issues. See a doctor soon. ...Read more

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I have red itchy lumps in groin area (male), what is this and treatment?

I have red itchy lumps in groin area (male), what is this and treatment?

Really Needs Exam: It could be several things from fungal infections, irritated or infected hair follicles, heat rash/chaffing, etc. It really needs to be examined to be sure. ...Read more

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What are these very small, short lived rashes? I am a male, 23 years old, and I have been getting these random red marks that look like itchy rashes.

What are these very small, short lived rashes? I am a male, 23 years old, and I have been getting these random red marks that look like itchy rashes.

Hives: These can be hives and they come and go as they please. They usually resolve on their own, and you can take an over the counter antihistamine to help you with the itch, such as Allegra (fexofenadine) or zyrtec. If they persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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