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Doc, I'm currently having rashes in my groin area and my scrotum becomes occasionally itchy. The itchiness subsides whenever I apply candid powder.

Doc, I'm currently having rashes in my groin area and my scrotum becomes occasionally itchy. The itchiness subsides whenever I apply candid powder.

Sounds like: fungus infection. Try to keep the area dry. And make sure you don't have a medical condition that predisposes you to such infection, as diabetes. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A 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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Itchy groin and rashes in places on the scrotum (not that easy to see though), what is this?

Itchy groin and rashes in places on the scrotum (not that easy to see though), what is this?

"jock itch": The most likely cause of this is a fungal infection. The over the counter medications that treat athlete's foot can also eliminate this. ...Read more

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I'm 44 yo. BMI 29. Last year till now my soles have been dry & itchy. 2 wks ago till now I've warm feeling in groin & underarm with itchy rashes. Help?

I'm 44 yo. BMI 29. Last year till now my soles have been dry & itchy. 2 wks ago till now I've warm feeling in groin & underarm with itchy rashes. Help?

Itchy: Sounds as if you have possibly developed a rash. These can be caused by fungus and there are many over-the-counter regimens that can be used. A favorite is to lotremin or tinactin (tolnaftate) which comes in a cream or spray and use this on a regular basis for the next two weeks to see if improves ...Read more

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How do I know if I have eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis? I have had itchy, scaley rashes around my nose, chin, buttocks and even groin. Help!

How do I know if I have eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis? I have had itchy, scaley rashes around my nose, chin, buttocks and even groin. Help!

A dermatologist: Well indeed some of these diseases have overlapping symptoms. I suggest you see a dermatologist and they should be able to guide you and give you a proper dermatologist. If in doubt, a skin biopsy can confirm it, but it is rarely required. ...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

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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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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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Itchy, malodorous (smells like mildew) rash on left groin area. When I scratch the area, skin comes off easily in flakes. Antifung/bact has not worked?

Itchy, malodorous (smells like mildew) rash on left groin area. When I scratch the area, skin comes off easily in flakes. Antifung/bact has not worked?

You really need to: See your doctor or dermatologist for culture or evaluation with woods lamp. This may be an infection and require oral medication ...Read more

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Any recommendations on how to resolve itchy or rash like issues on upper inner thighs by groin area. This is typically worse after sweating.

Any recommendations on how to resolve itchy or rash like issues on upper inner thighs by groin area. This is typically worse after sweating.

Rash: It sounds like you may have a yeast/fungal issue going on. You need to make sure you keep you skin as dry as possible - when in a situation of sweating, use wicking clothing and change clothes frequently. You can also try an over the counter anti fungal such as lotrimin (clotrimazole). If it does not improve, get in to be seen. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a rash in my groin area. It's very itchy and has all these small bumps in and around it. I tried anti fungal cream with no success. What is it?

I have a rash in my groin area. It's very itchy and has all these small bumps in and around it. I tried anti fungal cream with no success. What is it?

Jock itch?: Groins usually sweat and can get tinea cruris (jock itch). Since this could be severe many times we use both a steroid cream and anti-fungal together. Please see your primary care provider to see if this wold be appropriate. ...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?

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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Itchy peeling vaginal area and groin rash plus yeast infection symptoms what do I do 20 female should I see an obgyn or dr?

Itchy peeling vaginal area and groin rash plus yeast infection symptoms what do I do 20 female should I see an obgyn or dr?

See PCP: See your primary care doctor first. Some PCP's will not do pelvic exams so check with yours to see if you should see a GYN doc instead. If you normally see a GYN for pelvic exams go there. Health departments can sometimes evaluate and treat for pelvic infections/problems. ...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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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The region or crease between ...Read more