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What kind of rash is between the leg and groin area its not a simple rash it can make walking realy uncomfertable and can begin to smell. Can wash it 100 times a day and buy nite its back again. Wat could it be? Jock itch?

What kind of rash is between the leg and groin area its not a simple rash it can make walking realy uncomfertable and can begin to smell. Can wash it 100 times a day and buy nite its back again. Wat could it be? Jock itch?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis) is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, other folds. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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I have a very nasty rash between my left leg and my groin area it stinks some of their skin area is sloughing off it looks bad its read it hurts and?

I have a very nasty rash between my left leg and my groin area it stinks some of their skin area is sloughing off it looks bad its read it hurts and?

Groin rash: See your doctor or dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. The area should be examined and cultured for bacteria and fungus (which includes yeast). After evaluation appropriate treatment can be given. There are other more unusual causes of such a rash. ...Read more

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Have an itchy red rash in between groin and leg area. Otc meds available?

Have an itchy red rash in between groin and leg area. Otc meds available?

Lotrimin, lamisil (terbinafine): This could be fungus infection which will respond to antifungal creams such as lotrimin, micatin or lamisil (terbinafine).If persistent see md for prescription oral meds if necessary. ...Read more

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A red itchy rash on the inner side of my leg near the groin area for over 1 month. It decreases when I take anti biotics. I want a permanent solution?

A red itchy rash on the inner side of my leg near the groin area for over 1 month. It decreases when I take anti biotics. I want a permanent solution?

Erythrasma: I assume you used actual antibiotics and not antifungals. You could have Erythrasma which is a bacterial infection that just like fungus affects areas of moist skin. The rash may have well defined borders and may become brownish. Topical and sometimes oral antibiotics are necessary. Keeping the area dry is the way to prevent this. Check that you are in good health for example no diabetes ...Read more

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I have a nasty rash around my groin area and at the top of my legs. It usually gets worse after I have had a shower or bath. Any ideas on what it could be?

I have a nasty rash around my groin area and at the top of my legs. It usually gets worse after I have had a shower or bath. Any ideas on what it could be?

Fumgus: Trial of antifungal cream 2 wks will help. Start ironing your under garments.....That will prevent reinfection. Athelate's feet, smelly feet, family hx of diabetes are clues. ...Read more

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What would cause a rash in hotspot areas, purple and red bumps on legs and on groin?

Bumpy rashes on legs: Rashes can be difficult to diagnosis, even by a skilled dermatologist looking at the rash in person. With just a description I cannot answer your question. There are many causes of rashes in these areas, such as a contact allergy, irritation, chafing, fungus, scabies, etc. I recommend you make an appointment with a board certified dermatologist so she/he can examine you and make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Painful rash on right buttock spreading. Causing lymph soreness on groin and overall soreness on right side and leg.

Painful rash on right buttock spreading. Causing lymph soreness on groin and overall soreness on right side and leg.

Painful 1-side rash: Shingles is one painful rash that can start on back close to middle and spreads forward and down. Consists of red patches with groups of small blisters. Other conditions such as a bacterial infection, cellulitis, can spread and cause pain and lymph node swelling as well. Please see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My husband has developed really bad itchy rash all over his skin. It first started on the legs, spread to the sides of his groin n is spreading evrywhr?

Scabies?: Really bad itchy rash all over the body is common in a few conditions. If the intensity of itching is high with this distribution, I would suspect scabies. Chiggers is another condition that can start with the legs and then spread. Poison ivy also can start at the legs and could be very itchy. Any of these conditions could be responsible; he needs to be seen by his doctor to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Yeast infection plus burning, tingling in legs (no rash), two small pimple like bumps (1 near groin, 1 on butt) 1 on groin went away already. Related?

Yeast infection plus burning, tingling in legs (no rash), two small pimple like bumps (1 near groin, 1 on butt) 1 on groin went away already. Related?

Yeast/pimples: Probably NOT. Vaginal yeast infections are exactly that - vaginal. It sounds like you may have had two small infected hair follicles - folliculitis that have at least partially resolved (as this can) on their own. I would avoid trying to "pop" them and use moist heat or simply monitor the remaining one. ...Read more

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Hard lymph node in right groin. Two small rashes on right buttocks and hamstring. Noticed last Thursday (3 days ago).

Hard lymph node in right groin. Two small rashes on right buttocks and hamstring. Noticed last Thursday (3 days ago).

Varies: There are multiple potential causes. Swollen lymph nodes are usually associated with some type of inflammatory or infectious cause. I would not hesitate to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Husband has very red skin w/yellow blisters in his crotch and inside leg area. Temperature 99.9. Yesterday just looked like a heat rash w/itching and burning. Today seems much worse. The reddest I have ever seen

Husband has very red skin w/yellow blisters in his crotch and inside leg area. Temperature 99.9. Yesterday just looked like a heat rash w/itching and burning. Today seems much worse. The reddest I have ever seen

This: This rash could be a few different things.
- impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria - either streptococcus or staph. This needs to be treated with antibiotics.
- contact dermatitis is skin inflammation. It can be caused by plants such as poison ivy or poison oak or it can be from contact of a chemical or item that a person is particularly sensitive to. This is usually treated with steroid creams or oral steroids.
- viral illness such as chicken pox, shingles or herpes can also cause painful blisters on a red base. This can be treated with anti-virals or just needs to run its course depending on the severity of the infection.

The best thing to do is to contact his doctor and have him seen, since each possible problem requires different treatments. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have an itchy welt like rash on neck, eyes, elbows, pelvis and legs. Now developing bruise like soreness at the base of both palms.?

I have an itchy welt like rash on neck, eyes, elbows, pelvis and legs. Now developing bruise like soreness at the base of both palms.?

This is unusual: Leah, you really need to see a clinician both to get relief from the symptoms and find the cause. You can take over the counter antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itching, but the soreness is strange and could mean it is something more than just an allergy. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have noticed a rash on my thigh and inner groin. Should I be concerned?

I have noticed a rash on my thigh and inner groin. Should I be concerned?

Its a rash!: Why would you be more concerned about a rash here than anywhere else on your body? If it concerns you, see a doctor and let him evaluate. ...Read more

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I have a rash on the inner thigh near the groin area. How do I get relief from it?

I have a rash on the inner thigh near the groin area. How do I get relief from it?

Without a diagnosis: I like to treat the skin like a baby's bum with desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) and corn starch twice a day. If not better in a few weeks I would see a derm ...Read more

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In the last month or so I have experienced an itch in my groin/thigh area and on my arm pit. There isn't a rash but there are inflamed bumps?

In the last month or so I have experienced an itch in my groin/thigh area and on my arm pit. There isn't a rash but there are inflamed bumps?

Yeast??: These are common areas for yeast infection. One of the most common causes is incomplete drying off after a shower or bath. It's an easy dermatological condition usually very easy to treat. If you are diabetic and/or obese it is more common. Please see your primary care physician. Also try to avoid tight fitting clothes & underwear for at least a week. ...Read more

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My husband has a red blotchy rash on both his inner thigh near the groin area. It is very itchy?

Jock Itch?: He could see his physician or dermatologist who can confirm if this is from tinea cruris which is a fungal infection that tends to hit the skin in the groin area and between the legs. ...Read more

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What could this rash be? It itches like crazy and is spreading outward from the public area onto my groin, inner thigh, and stomach. I

What could this rash be? It itches like crazy and is spreading outward from the public area onto my groin, inner thigh, and stomach. I

Jock itch: See a physician as it is difficult to diagnose skin lesions without an exam. My guess is tinea cruris, a fungal infection of the groin, buttocks and genital area a.. Jock itch causes an itchy, red, often ring-shaped rash in these warm, moist areas of your body.
Jock itch gets its name because it is common in people who sweat a lot, as do athletes. It usually respond to topical anti fungals cream. ...Read more

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I have had a scaly rash show up on my inner thigh/groin. It looks like ringworm. Could it be herpes? I have had no initial outbreak.

I have had a scaly rash show up on my inner thigh/groin. It looks like ringworm. Could it be herpes? I have had no initial outbreak.

Likely Tinea Cruris: If it is a scaly rash, it is very unlikely to be herpes. Tinea cruris (ringworm) is the likeliest diagnosis however, I recommend a proper evaluation from your local dermatologist to rule out any other conditions. A KOH exam along with a proper history and physical exam will be helpful if performed. ...Read more

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Recently, w/in an hour after sex w/o showering, I break out in a rash/hives in my groin/upper thigh/buttocks area. No blisters, just gradually go away?

Recently, w/in an hour after sex w/o showering, I break out in a rash/hives in my groin/upper thigh/buttocks area. No blisters, just gradually go away?

A couple: .. possibilities come to mind when considering hives that consistently occur after intercourse. Cholinergic urticaria (hives triggered by heat), contact sensitivity (latex condoms? Although this may more commonly be associated with poison ivy-like rash), seminal plasma hypersensitivity (semen allergy-usually person specific, but also usually a burning sensation). Can try otc cetirizine. ...Read more

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Hard movable bumps between leg and groin crease? Occasional pain while walking / sitting. Should I be worried?

Hard movable bumps between leg and groin crease? Occasional pain while walking / sitting. Should I be worried?

Lymph nodes: They sound like lymph nodes, but you should have them checked by her primary care doctor ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more


Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more