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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

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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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Sometimes the skin on my left testicle would itch. It mostly itches after I finish taking a shower and put on my underwear. The itch isn't persistent?

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Sometimes the skin on my left testicle would itch. It mostly itches after I finish taking a shower and put on my underwear. The itch isn't persistent?

Here are some. ..: Glad to know the left hemiscrotal itch just transient after shower. How long has it been? Recurring each time? You may take a look at the itching spot if there is any change in color or texture of affected skin. If yes, try gentle washing without any physical or chemical irritation to it and see it may evolve. If worsening, try topical steroid. If not helpful, seek evaluation to make sure... ...Read more

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Mild jock itch for 1 week. Distinct red lines in skin near seams of underwear. Itch and burning surrounds. Used tube of Lotrimun Ultra, no luck yet?

Mild jock itch for 1 week. Distinct red lines in skin near seams of underwear. Itch and burning surrounds. Used tube of Lotrimun Ultra, no luck yet?

Jock itch rash: The groin is a delicate area that is easily bothered by heat, sweating, detergents, and other chemicals.Lotrimin (clotrimazole) is an antifungal treatment that often helps jock itch fungus and yeast, so if it has not helped, you may have an allergy to detergents, soaps or fabric softeners and not a fungus or yeast. Keep area dry with witch hazel, and apply hydrocortisone cream 1% several times a day. ...Read more

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Brown discharge. Experiencing pain in my vagina. It itches very bad and it have a very bad smell. My panty sometimes get wet and have a dirty brownish?

Brown discharge. Experiencing pain in my vagina. It itches very bad and it have a very bad smell. My panty sometimes get wet and have a dirty brownish?

Vaginal infection: The brownish color to the discharge suggests old blood, but this is not always the case. It is not typical of a simple yeast infection which you might treat yourself. You need evaluation by health professional (MD/NP/PA) for examination of the vagina & sampling/lab testing of the discharge in order to decide which treatment is best. Be seen AS SOON as you are able! Good luck! ...Read more

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Jock itch! How can I get my mind off the itching?

Jock itch! How can I get my mind off the itching?

Treat infection: Treat the cause! If an infection, often fungal, most over-the-counter preparations are effective if you are compliant with the regimen for 1-2 weeks. Terbinafine, miconazole, Clotrimazole are common meds used to treat this. A topical steroid such as Hydrocortisone may be used at the same time to treat itching. If not infection related, make sure your clothing is not a cause. Is it too tight, etc. ...Read more

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After starting the jock-itch cream when is the itching and discomfort going to go away?

Jock itch: Provided you use the correct medication, the itch and discomfort should start disdappearing within a week or shorter.
Be sure to conitnue applying the cream until the lesions are completely gone. If what you use does not work, it will be better to use a medication prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Jock itch cream help with vaginal itching?

Jock itch cream help with vaginal itching?

Tolnaftate: Topical tolnaftate is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm and is also used to treat infections of the nails, scalp, palms, and soles of the feet. It is safe. If your itching is due to superficial fungus it may help. ...Read more

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Do herpes outbreaks always blister? Is it possible to have burning and itching from jock itch and after scratching scabs form?

Do herpes outbreaks always blister? Is it possible to have burning and itching from jock itch and after scratching scabs form?

Yes and yes: Genital herpes lesions are usually vesicles which are small blisters. They then rupture to form superficial ulcers and scabs which eventually heal. Oral herpes lesions less often form blisters and crust and scab sooner.
Jock itch or tinea cruris usually causes a red inching rash in the inner groin near the scrotum in males. If you scratch it can bleed and form scabs. ...Read more

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Cure for scrotum redness. I am using cream for jock itch. Does not seem to be working have been using 3-4 days with no relief. Also itching. Nothing?

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Cure for scrotum redness. I am using cream for jock itch. Does not seem to be working have been using 3-4 days with no relief. Also itching. Nothing?

Here are some. ..: Intractable itch on the sac may result from allergy, inflammation, yeast infection or autoimmune disorders; examples are tinea (yeast skin infection), atopic dematitis, psoriasis, lichen sclerosus, contact dermatitis, etc. How to manage it for short and long-term benefits? See dermatologist for detail. Note: Cure is impossible but it can be modified and contained. ...Read more

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Hello dic, I ve got severe itching betwen thighs nd private part. Similar to jock itch. Itz been 3 weeeks itz not going. I ve got on face also. Plz help me?

Hello dic, I ve got severe itching betwen thighs nd private part. Similar to jock itch. Itz been 3 weeeks itz not going. I ve got on face also. Plz help me?

Yeast irritation: Your age and symptoms makes yeast or jock itch a possibility. There are over the counter remedies at your pharmacy. Hairdryer the area after each shower. If not better in a few days, go see your doc. It can spread, so wash your hands, avoid scratching. Be well. ...Read more

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I suffer from itching in the groin part area. It's producing liquid and that stinks. Please help. It's like it's swelling and it moist a lot. As what I research, they call it jock itch but it's like a wound that producing liquid. I'm taking antibiotic ca

I suffer from itching in the groin part area. It's producing liquid and that stinks. Please help. It's like it's swelling and it moist a lot. As what I research, they call it jock itch but it's like a wound that producing liquid. I'm taking antibiotic ca

See dermatologist: You may have a sweat gland problem with infection of these glands. Often the armpits are involved as well. You need to consult a dermatologist for the Rx which may include a certain type of antibiotic, use of antiperspirant, and on some occasions surgery. ...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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How can I treat intense itching on my scrotum and the inside of my thighs or groin...Don't know if jock itch, ringworm, or what but does have musky odor?

How can I treat intense itching on my scrotum and the inside of my thighs or groin...Don't know if jock itch, ringworm, or what but does have musky odor?

Likely Fungal: It is most likely a fungal infection. (ringworm, jock itch are similar fungi) keep the area clean and dry. Try an over the counter antifungal cream (such as lotrimin (clotrimazole) or lamisil). You can try 1% Hydrocortisone cream to control the itching. If it is not improving or it is getting worse after a few days, see your doctor. ...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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Can econazole cream for jock itch be used in combination with over-the-counter lotrimen jock itch spray or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sprays to suppress itching?

Can econazole cream for jock itch be used in combination with over-the-counter lotrimen jock itch spray or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sprays to suppress itching?

Probably: Usually we don't want to use two different antifungal agents at the same time but there is probably no harm in doing so. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) spray is ok but there are other otc stuff such as tricalm, itch x that may be more effective. I would suggest that you space the application 30-minute or more apart and see your doctor if the problem persists. ...Read more

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Initially it started like jock itch but reached the glans and now the glans is leathery skinned with two red patches of inflammation. I have already been applying Miconazole-nitrate ointment for about 2 weeks now. The itching in the inner thighs has stoppe

Fungus is: Likely. You need to see your doc so you can get something strong enough to get rid of it. Please change underwear at least daily and keep the area clean and dry. Peace and good health. Please do not sit around in sweaty running shorts, etc. ...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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Have rash and itching went to gynocologist and he brushed it off saying that it was like jock itch and I have had it for months now. Went to another dr. And they said yeadt infection treated it with diflucan and nystatin. Most have wnt away have 1 spot t

Have rash and itching went to gynocologist and he brushed it off saying that it was like jock itch and I have had it for months now. Went to another dr. And they said yeadt infection treated it with diflucan and nystatin. Most have wnt away have 1 spot t

Pro mean with: And bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. This can happen w/out antibiotics at times too. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Do what doc says. Peace. ...Read more

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I have been having alot of clear discharge and have to keep changing my underwear there s no itching an no odor what could this be?

I have been having alot of clear discharge and have to keep changing my underwear there s no itching an no odor what could this be?

Progesterone: What you describe tends to occur at the progesterone phase of your cycle and is not abnormal. Wearing a thin underwear pad you can change will help you feel more in control of freshness at this time. Do follow-up with your gynecologist or primary doctor to further discuss your concern. ...Read more

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Thick Creamy white discharge? Little bit of a foul odor? . mild itching. Leaves white crust in underwear how do I get rid of this? Or what is this

Thick Creamy white discharge? Little bit of a foul odor? . mild itching. Leaves white crust in underwear how do I get rid of this? Or what is this

Bacterial vaginosis: Is the most likely cause of your problem. This is a very common problem that affects millions of women. It is not a sexually transmitted infection. It requires prescription antibiotics either pills or vaginal gel to clear it up. I would be happy to call in the appropriate medication, based on your history, if you would like to consult me through HealthTap. ...Read more

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3 or 4 years white heavy sometimes chunky vaginal discharge? White/crusty on underwear. No itching or redness, sometimes fishy smelling. (female)

3 or 4 years white heavy sometimes chunky vaginal discharge? White/crusty on underwear. No itching or redness, sometimes fishy smelling. (female)

Unlikely one thing: My guess is that you have both vaginal candida and an overgrowth of bacteria. Both are quite common and it is not rare to have them both. The treatments are relatively inexpensive and safe. It's time to get some help. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my vagina has been itching very bad on the outer part and having yellow discharge in my underwear and a very bad odor?

Needs testing: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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I have itching and a few bumps along my underwear line. I'm heavyset and sweat a lot. I tested for STIs, all negative. What could help this rash?

I have itching and a few bumps along my underwear line. I'm heavyset and sweat a lot. I tested for STIs, all negative. What could help this rash?

Likely yeast: Women can get a yeast that is more like the yeast men get with jock itch. This is called tinea. an antifungal powder with nystatin or mycostatin should help. Once it clears using an antipersperant in this area (avoid ones with fragrance) will help keep the area dry. Taking the underwear off near bedtime to allow cool air over the area helps too. Even better a cool fan. ...Read more

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I recently trimmed some of my pubic hair, and now that area is very itchy, especially when wearing underwear. Is there any way to stop the itching?

I recently trimmed some of my pubic hair, and now that area is very itchy, especially when wearing underwear. Is there any way to stop the itching?

Don't shave closely.: MANSCAPING: If you shave very closely, you increase the itchiness caused by hairs caught beneath the skin surface. If you want a "neat" appearance, try trimming the hair with an electric clipper instead. For itch now, some people get relief from aloe vera gel, hydrocortisone cream, or Gold Bond medicated powder. If itching continues, consider a private virtual visit with a HealthTap doctor. ...Read more

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I've had a very irritated vulva with itching & swelling. I sprayed a perfume on my underwear could this be the cause of it or something more serious?

I've had a very irritated vulva with itching & swelling. I sprayed a perfume on my underwear could this be the cause of it or something more serious?

I would say: It was probably the perfume. This is called a contact dermatitis. Tou could try Hydrocortisone cream twice daily until you see improvement. If it worsens or not improving then get seen. Good luck. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

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