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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


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I got a bad scrape when at the beach, I treated it with Neosporin and two days later I got a rash around it stings and itches and won't go away.

I got a bad scrape when at the beach, I treated it with Neosporin and two days later I got a rash around it stings and itches and won't go away.

Sea germs are unique: Wounds that get infected from seawater often involve germs not usually encountered otherwise. A skin eruption around such a wound may need special antibiotics. On the other hand, reactions to Neosporin are common and this might be the cause. A healthcare provider can help. Best way to prevent wound infections is washing them out well with soap and water. ...Read more

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I was bitten by a tick in october and it hasn't healed yet. It itches when I touch it I've tried neosporin that did nothing I've tried 99percent rubbing alcohol and it still won't heal its not infected but it still has a scab over it that's been 4 months no

I was bitten by a tick in october and it hasn't healed yet. It itches when I touch it I've tried neosporin that did nothing I've tried 99percent rubbing alcohol and it still won't heal its not infected but it still has a scab over it that's been 4 months no

Hello.: Hello. You might have a tick-bite granuloma. It usually develops days or months after the bite and can take months to years to resolve. This might be caused by fragments of the tick still in your skin or might just have been a reaction to the tick’s saliva. Itching is not uncommon. Bacteria and parasites can often co-occur with ticks. Your doctor might prescribe something like triamcinolone cream to help resolve it more quickly. Please be aware that I cannot diagnose the cause of your problem. Take care. ...Read more

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I found a tick on my ear removed it now it's swollen and itches and burns a lot shoul I use neosporin on it?

I found a tick on my ear removed it now it's swollen and itches and burns a lot shoul I use neosporin on it?

Bring tick to MD: Since you do not know if this is a dog tick or a deer tick you should bring the check if you still have it to your dermatologist and they can send it in to pathology to see what type of ticket is. You can also have Lyme titers drawn now and repeat them in 4 to 6 weeks to be sure you have not contracted this disease. I would not use Neosporin because many people are allergic to it. ...Read more

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How do I treat a partly healed second degree burn? My husband burned the back of his hands with a sedilien torch a couple weeks ago. We've been treating it with neosporin ointment. It still stings and itches him. What else can I do?

How do I treat a partly healed second degree burn? My husband burned the back of his hands with a sedilien torch a couple weeks ago. We've been treating it with neosporin ointment. It still stings and itches him. What else can I do?

Since: Since the burns involve his hands, you should probably have a doctor look at him. The itching can be part of normal healing, but the stinging is concerning. In the meantime, I've listed some basic burn information below.

There are three burn classifications which will help you know what to do.

1) first degree burn: usually just redness swelling and pain. Unless it involves large areas of the hands, face, groin, feet, buttocks, or major joint, you can treat the area as a minor burn. If the burn does involve the areas listed, you should call your doctor or go to the emergency room. First degree burns may have discoloration of the skin for a few months, but do not usually lead to permanent scars.

2) second degree burn: pain, redness, swelling and blistering. As long as the burn is less than 3 inches wide and doesn't involve the body parts listed above, you can treat it as a minor burn. (it sounds as if your daughter has a small 2nd degree burn) you should call your doctor or go to the emergency room if the burn is larger than 3 inches or involves the body parts listed above.

3) third degree burn: is the most serious and the area may not hurt (from nerve damage) and can appear either black or white and dry. This needs emergent medical attention and you should call 911 or go to the emergency room.

Treatment of minor burns:
1) cool the burn by running it under cold water for 10-15 minutes or applying cold compresses (do not use ice).

2) cover the burn loosely with a gauze

3) take an NSAID such as Ibuprofen for treatment of inflammation and pain relief.

4) do not apply butter or ointments. Do not pop any blisters.

5) keep area clean and dry. Watch for sign and symptoms of infection such as increased redness, swelling, drainage, pain or fever.

6) once the burn has healed completely, the best way to avoid scarring is to keep the area out of the sun for the next 6-12 months. Sun avoidance is the single most effective way to avoid scarring.

Call your doctor with any questions. ...Read more

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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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Will neosporin cure vaginal itching?

Most likely not.: A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Fordyce bumps aren't suppose to be associated with pain/itching but after using neosporin, the itching subsides...Can it be Fordyce indeed?

Fordyce bumps aren't suppose to be associated with pain/itching but after using neosporin, the itching subsides...Can it be Fordyce indeed?

Fordyce bumps: Try using just vaseline or lip balm and see if it stops itching. May be associated with birth control pills. Did this start after starting bc pills?
Where are the bumps? ...Read more

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A friend of mine used neosporin as lube to masturbate and now claims to have itching and burning and pain at the tip of his penis and a rash near tip?

A friend of mine used neosporin as lube to masturbate and now claims to have itching and burning and pain at the tip of his penis and a rash near tip?

Neosporin allergy: Neopsorin contains 3 different antibiotics, and an allergy to any one of them is possible, with an allergy to the neomycin component being the most common. A reaction to the hydrocarbon ointment carrier is also possible, though less likely. The recommendations of dr james lin are appropriate. ...Read more

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I applied neosporin and triple antibiotic ointment to my penis for an injury and noticed itching and burning there and reddish bumps days later. Why?

I applied neosporin and triple antibiotic ointment to my penis for an injury and noticed itching and burning there and reddish bumps days later. Why?

Throw them away: These medicated ointments should be thrown away. There are just too many bacteria now resistant to them. Staph bacteria, which is what got reactive on your penis, grow in the site where these ineffective ointments are placed. Stop all otc medicated ointments! ...Read more

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I recently had a scrape on my penis and used neosporin to treat it and now have itching there and inflamed pores that look like pimples but don't pop?

I recently had a scrape on my penis and used neosporin to treat it and now have itching there and inflamed pores that look like pimples but don't pop?

Possiblies: You could either have a reaction to the neosporin producing this problem, or have an infection. A dab of neosporin on the pad of a band aid could be placed on your skin overnight, if red at the site by the next day or sooner, you are allergic to the neosporin. ...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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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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Itch (Definition)

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