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White scaly patches in the inner folds of my skin near the butt area. It itches and some pain from scratching.do I have jock itch? I am a female.

White scaly patches in the inner folds of my skin near the butt area. It itches and some pain from scratching.do I have jock itch? I am a female.

Intertrigo: Not related to diet. Try OTC hydrocortisone and miconazole ( or clotrimazole) creams together. Whenever it feels wet or itchy or irritated,gently clean off with bathroom paper (or kleenex) using any lotion. In the shower, wash with hands only, no scrubbing. ...Read more

Dr. Karen Glover
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Jock Itch (Definition)

Also known as Tinea Cruis, this is a fungal infection of the skin in the groin area that turns the ...Read more


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I have a dark skin place between my legs, in both legs, near my pub area and it itches a lot, there are some acne around it, I don't know what it is?

I have a dark skin place between my legs, in both legs, near my pub area and it itches a lot,  there are some acne around it, I don't know what it is?

Fungal infection: You may be describing a fungal infection. Inflammation in the skin can cause pigmentation to accumulate. Bacterial infections can do the same thing but either way you should go see a doctor. Keep the area dry in the meantime. ...Read more

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Hi i've had jock itch for some time now and have developed dark skin on the inner thigh. I was wondering what it was and how to treat it. Thanks?

Hi i've had jock itch for some time now and have developed dark skin on the inner thigh. I was wondering what it was and how to treat it.  Thanks?

Tinea cruris: The discoloration is due to a fungal infection. A prescription for and topical antifungal medication from your primary care doctor should clear it up. ...Read more

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I recently had surgery the skin around the incision on my scrotum is itching and peeling this may be jock itch how do I treat the raw skin?

I recently had surgery the skin around the incision on my scrotum is  itching and peeling this may be jock itch how do I treat the raw skin?

Surgery: You should call and have the surgeon who performed the procedure examine this. It may be secondarily infected and you want to be sure that the surgery is not undone by this. Go and chat with them. ...Read more

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Week after trimming had itch in groin crease for 3 days has stopped but have a couple small red rashes from itching w/dry skin on edge, is jock itch?

Week after trimming had itch in groin crease for 3 days has stopped but have a couple small red rashes from itching w/dry skin on edge, is jock itch?

Groin rash: Could be jock itch a fungus or folliculitis a bacterial infection. could try over the counter anti fungal ( clotrimazole) and see if helps over 24 hours . Follow up with doc especially if worsens. ...Read more

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Jock itch. Itching/burning & redness on scrotum. Also flaking skin, after rubbing flaking area it left shiny areas on that skin. Fungal or bacterial?

Jock itch. Itching/burning & redness on scrotum. Also flaking skin, after rubbing flaking area it left shiny areas on that skin. Fungal or bacterial?

Here are some...: Do you have similar lesions on other parts of body especially over elbows or knees? Clinically, it may be skin fungal infection or psoriasis. For the time being, you may try topical hydrocortisone 1 % with antifungal drug like clotrimazole 1-2 times daily and see. Besides, have a doctor to take a look for confirmation. How to get these done correctly? To http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dark skin and itching around the leg?

A couple of ideas: The lower legs, around the ankle, are susceptible to skin problems because the skin is so thin and has a less than optimal blood supply. It gets drier and more easily irritated, and the veins may leak fluid and blood cells, causing a darker color--stasis dermatitis. But this would be uncommon at age 23. First you need to moisturize generously and then see a Dermatologist for a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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I could not stop scratching between my legs . Rashes, dark skin and feels wety between my legs , area around private par. Anus itching starting too.

I could not stop scratching between my legs . Rashes, dark skin and feels wety  between my legs , area around private par. Anus itching starting too.

Fungal infection?: May be from a fungal infection especially if you sweat a lot and are overweight. Try some talcum powder on a regular basis on the area and/or antifungal cream. If not helpful, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am suffering from itching and the skin becomes dark on inner thighs. Please suggest a good medicine to get relief from frequent skin itches.

I am suffering from itching and the skin becomes dark on inner thighs. Please suggest a good medicine to get relief from frequent skin itches.

Lotion: Without a better description it is hard to say exactly what is causing the itch. Could be eczema or postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, contact dermatitis from clothes or rubbing, hair follicle infection and many more. You can try a moisturizing lotion or an over the counter topical steroid assuming you dont have any allergies or other medications. Try to figure out why you are getting the itch. ...Read more

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Found a darker colored splotch on my skin. Does not look like a mole. It's elevated and fairly large, uneven shape. Also itches very slightly?

Any mole, if black o: Black or brown moles are worrisome especially if they have more than one color in them. I would suggest you show it to your md or go see a dermatologist, if the md can not be certain. ...Read more

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I had a tick in me for roughly 1 week. Head was removed, but it formed a big dark, hard lump that itches. It has been 3 months. Is this normal?

I had a tick in me for roughly 1 week. Head was removed, but it formed a big dark, hard lump that itches. It has been 3 months. Is this normal?

Tick bite reaction: Perhaps all of the tick was not removed, or you became infected. If the head was in your skin for a week, it is advised that you see your doctor about preventative antibiotics to be sure you did not get a tick disease that can hide away in your body then cause severe problems ...Read more

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I had jock itch and now it is totally cleared but still the skin colour is dark... what should I do... will it be normal?

I had jock itch and now it is totally cleared but still the skin colour is dark... what should I do... will it be normal?

Yes, in time: Let it heal naturally. It will return to normal color on its own time. Trying to interfere with the natural healing process may make matters worse.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have been treated with jock itch and now i have a dark patch on my skin.It's been almost a year but the patch hasn't gone yet.What do i do?

I have been treated with jock itch and now i have a dark patch on my skin.It's been almost a year but the patch hasn't gone yet.What do i do?

Hyperpigmentation: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Tight clothing may prolong discoloration due to chronic rubbing and irritation. ...Read more

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Itchiness along with burning sensation and skin feel irritated on scrotum . Just a little red or dark. Dr said jock itch. been 2weeks using topical.

Itchiness along with burning sensation and skin feel irritated on scrotum . Just a little red or dark. Dr said jock itch. been 2weeks using topical.

Please resubmit: this info with a question. Let us know also if the "jock itch" is improving or not. Jock itch (tinea curis) is caused by a group of "yeasts" (fungi) known as dermatophytes. Some have developed resistance to common anti-fungals. A change of medication may do the trick. An oral med might be needed if jock itch keeps coming back. Keeping the area dry & wearing boxers & roomy pants can help. ...Read more

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After I take a shower, my body skin itches so much?

Most likely...: ...You are allergic to the soap you are using, or you are showering too frequently and washing the protective oils off your skin. Try showering less, with a different (and mild) soap. If that doesn't work see your doctor, because it could be something unusual -- for example, the classic presentation of a rare disease called polycythemia vera is itching after bathing. ...Read more

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My skin itches when been in sun and feels lumpy why?

Polymorphic light: Eruption, which is condition that occurs in reaction to sunlight on the skin, a rash happens and it's itchy, it's not dangerous though, you need to protect your skin by wearing sun-screen, long sleeves and hat, avoid direct sun exposure,Hydrocortisone cream OTC can help with the itching, see a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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My skin itches and I don't know what to do! can you help?

Yes: There are 2 ways to relieve itching-external topical treatment and internal medications. Applying cold compresses or taking cool shower will give some immediate temporary relief. Anti-itch creams such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) calamine, lanacaine and hdrocortisone will give more long lasting relief. Oral antihistamines will provide the most effective relief. If needed topical treatments can be use while taking oral agent. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my head itches a lot, what do you suggest?

Have it looked at.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Red patch on the skin. It itches.

Red patch on the skin. It itches.

Find the cause: There are a number of causes for a localized rash that itches- ranging from contact dermatitis to local fungus infections to poison ivy - the list goes on. See your physician for an evaluation and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have some eggs in my skin and it itches?

I have some eggs in my skin and it itches?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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My skin itches and it's red. What should I do?

My skin itches and it's red. What should I do?

Moisturize: This depends of what is the cause of itching. In general, itching is a sign of inflammation. This could be a result of medications, allergic exposure, or infection. Moisturizer and Hydrocortisone creams over-the-counter generally helps relieve some itch. However, if the cause of the problem is still present, you will continue to itch. If your itch persists, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more