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Jock Itch Rash
Yes, it's contagious: Jock itch is a fungal infection and can spread to other parts of the body or to other people. Treatment is usually with over-the-counter anti-fungal creams. Rashes that don't go away easily, or those that keep returning after treatment, should be evaluated by a doctor. People with diabetes get more fungal infections, and have a harder time getting rid of infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It might.: Most kinds of jock itch is either inflammed irritated skin or harboring a dermatophyte like candida. Just as there are different kinds of diaper rashes and medicaments to treat them, some of these may help with jock itch. Keeping the skin cool and dry is the best beginning for treatment. ...Read more
They May Itch: Herpes is mostly painful (a sensation felt prior to its outbreak). It is possible that there is also an itching sensation with this transmissible viral infection. See your physician to make sure that you have herpes and that it is not some other comorbid condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
HIV: Although usually the skin eruptions occurring with acute HIV disease do not itch, it may also occur in association with itching. If you think you have been exposed, please go and get tested and stop trying to make the diagnosis by clinical symptoms. There is nothing specific enough to either diagnose it or exclude it.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Usually...: ...It looks like a reddish scaly eruption, spreading outward from the groin area, with a distinct border at the furthest edge. Other things can cause a rash on the thigh, however; if one of the over-the-counter jock itch creams does not resolve it promptly, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Itching = Healing: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The nerves in the area respond to this inflammation in varying intensity as things heal from pain to itching and possibly with numbness. This is a normal part of healing. ...Read more
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