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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Rash on groin area help me find out why?

Rash on groin area help me find out why?

Try antifungal cream: The most common cause of a rash in the groin area is called tinea cruis or "jock-itch". Try an over the counter anti-fungal cream like Clotrimazole or lotrimin (clotrimazole). After one week, if these don't work then you may have seborrheic dermatitis. This requires a prescription from a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Rash on groin area, itches. What has caused it?

Rash on groin area, itches. What has caused it?

Possible causes: Best to get evaluated by physician if it does not resolve to ensure accurate diagnosis but possibilities include allergic reaction, irritant dermatitis, fungal infection or bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Sudden reddish, somewhat itchy rash around groin area, what do I do?

Sudden reddish, somewhat itchy rash around groin area, what do I do?

Don't panic.: Nothing makes people more nervous than a rash in the genital area. It could be anything from jock itch to an allergy to something you applied in that area to, yes, something you caught from intimate contact. Put your mind at ease by seeing your doctor and getting it sorted out. You can try otc Hydrocortisone cream first if you wish, but if that doesn't work, see your doc or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi. I am 27, male. I have recently got soome red rash in groin area... It's a little itchy... What can be the reason?

Hi. I am 27, male. I have recently got soome red rash in groin area... It's a little itchy... What can be the reason?

Fungal Infection: Most likely you are suffering from a fungal infection of the skin. It is commonly referred to as jock itch. The main culprit is the humid environment created by sweat and folding of the skin. This creates optimal place for fungus to grow. Medical term used is tinea cruris. Can be treated with avoiding tight clothes, keeping area dry, and using otc anti-fungal cream like lotrimin (clotrimazole). Good luck. ...Read more

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Rash in groin area and buttock tried antifungal powder and creams nothing is working?

Rash in groin area and buttock tried antifungal powder and creams nothing is working?

This is when it : Would be a good time to see your physician or your dermatologist. They can evaluate for cause & then provide a treatment plan. Take care. ...Read more

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4 year old son had rash on groin area, 2wks later 5 yr old has rash same area and spots all over body, i had under my breasts what could this be?

Possibilities: It sounds like this could be ringworm- usually this happens in perineum or areas where skin rubs against skin, and can be more diffuse. Another thought is impetigo, another rash that can spread among people in close contact. Best for your md to see. ...Read more

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I went to urgent care 3 days ago for rash in groin area actually on my penis. Didn't explain this in previous question.they gave nystatin without exam?

I went to urgent care 3 days ago for rash in groin area actually on my penis. Didn't explain this in previous question.they gave nystatin without exam?

Why you did not ask: Other than renewals by your own doctor for a known problem , the doctor should never Rx a prescription with out examining . All doctors will agree. You should have asked on the spot. This is the reason every one should have a family physician to get better care and proper referral to the specialist . ...Read more

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


Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more