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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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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Been using Oxistat1% for 2wks. Dr. diagnosed jock itch. Rash seemed better until today,&now is same as @start. What could it be?

Been using Oxistat1% for 2wks. Dr. diagnosed jock itch. Rash seemed better until today,&now is same as @start. What could it be?

Hi Miya: It could be skin allergy or simple fungal rash. They can be resistant and recurring due to the moisture in the groin area. Try miconazole cream otc apply twice daily, keep the area clean and dry. And if you don't see any improvement in 3 days, it's best to see your doctor. ...Read more

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How to treat jock itch/rash from football?

How to treat jock itch/rash from football?

Clotrimazole: Jock itch is a fungal rash and should be treated with an anti fungal. There are many over-the-counter formulation which are all effective. The key to treatment is to continue applying the cream few days after the rash is gone, to prevent recurrence. Also, keep your groin clean and dry as much as you can. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of severe jock itch rash?

How can I get rid of severe jock itch rash?

Antifungals: Topical antifungals such as lamisil, (terbinafine) lotriimin, micatin can relsove jock itch. Fpr more extensive cases an oral antifungal may be needed such as Nizoral or diflucan. The colr change will gradually improve. ...Read more

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Strange rash on inner thigh? What does jock itch rash look like?

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

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2 weeks a go i treat jock itch rash, it goes away, but now i walk like 2hours, my legs burns, and i notest I have like 3bumps that burns, is this4heat?

2 weeks a go i treat jock itch rash, it goes away, but now i walk like 2hours, my legs burns, and i notest I have like 3bumps that burns, is this4heat?

Perhaps: But I am more inclined to think that you may have a case of shingles despite your young age. Only time will time but it won't hurt to see your doctor since there is treatment for shingles in the early phase to reduce the complications from it. ...Read more

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I have jock itch. The rash has nearly gone is safe to have sex?

I have jock itch. The rash has nearly gone is safe to have sex?

Yes: As long as it was jock itch. Not to scare you but other things can mask as that problem; specifically herpes. If it is a recurrent issue than u may want to get tested and refrain. Jock itch will not cause a safety hazard though. ...Read more

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I think I may have jock itch red rash under area lotion helps it but it also looks as if there's an ingrown hair as well I'm not sure please help?

I think I may have jock itch red rash under area lotion helps it but it also looks as if there's an ingrown hair as well I'm not sure please help?

Jock itch: Jock itch can be treated with over the counter anti-ifungal powders/ cream. if there is an ingrown hair there may be a concomitant bacterial infection so would follow up with doc as you may need topical antibiotics ( mupirocin) as well as oral antibiotics ( usually bacitracin is insufficient) ...Read more

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Does herpes look like jock itch? Could it look like a skin yeast infection? Dr. thinks I have jock itch. But rash has been in bikini line for 2months.

Does herpes look like jock itch? Could it look like a skin yeast infection? Dr. thinks I have jock itch. But rash has been in bikini line for 2months.

For sure not herpes: No doctor is likely to mix up herpes with the kind of rash caused by jock itch (or its equivalent in women). And herpes outbreaks never last 2 months -- each outbreak always clears up entirely within a couple weeks. There is no chance this is herpes. ...Read more

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I've had a jock-itch like rash for 2 1/2 weeks in thigh folds and under stomach crease. I've used OTC creams and treatments. Rash gone but not itch?

I've had a jock-itch like rash for 2 1/2 weeks in thigh folds and under stomach crease. I've used OTC creams and treatments. Rash gone but not itch?

Which treatments?: If you have used over the counter anti fungal treatments (nystatin, miconazole, etc), you may just need a prescription strength anti fungal. If you have used OTC hydrocortisone, it may have taken away the inflammation, but not affected the yeast. See your dermatologist if the symptoms persist. Try adding in an over the counter nystatin powder to keep the area dry and disrupt the yeast. ...Read more

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How can you tell jock itch from other nonfungal rashes down there?

Fungus: The difference between jock itch (tinea cruris)and non-fungal groin rashes is the presence (or absence) of fungus. It is a common condition that can be easy to clear up but it can also be easy to get again, like athlete's foot (tinea pedis). ...Read more

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Ive had a rash (jock itch?) for 6 months. I have tried many Otc creams & powders but it has not cleared. Can I use clobetasol propionate cream ups .05

Ive had a rash (jock itch?) for 6 months. I have tried many Otc creams & powders but it has not cleared. Can I use clobetasol propionate cream ups .05

Tinea Incognito: If you actually have Jock itch, you issue is fungal and Clobetasol, a high potency steroid could make your fungal infection worse, causing Tinea Incognito. Also it should not be used in a occlusive area like your groin. It may be time for you to follow up with a doctor. If you cannot do so immediately, try washing area with Nizoral (ketoconazole) Dandruff shampoo, dry thoroughly and keep area dry with powder. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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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