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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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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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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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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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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

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Have bad rash in groin area taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for infected area prone to boils have one draining.have nystain powder but burns could I take fluconazole?

Have bad rash in groin area taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for infected area prone to boils have one draining.have nystain powder but burns could I take fluconazole?

Apples and oranges: If you have a staphylococcal furunculitis there is no need to be taking an antifungal medication. If you also have secondary candidiasis you can take fluconazole if necessary. ...Read more

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My boyfrirnd has a rash in groin area and under armpit he also has been on antibiotics for mrsa and pnemonia caused by a spider bite that had necrosis?

My boyfrirnd has a rash in groin area and under armpit he also has been on antibiotics for mrsa and pnemonia caused by a spider bite that had necrosis?

A lot to consider: MRSA is a type of bacteria, not a diagnosis. Does he have a MRSA pneumonia? How is that related to a brown recluse spider? Which antibiotics delivered how, at what doses, for how long? He must have been very ill. Sounds like he has monilial intertrigo related in part to antibiotics. If this is the case, he will improve with miconazole cream, Castellani's solution, and a single dose of oral flucona ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a smelly rash in the groin area?

Smelly groin rash: A smelly groin rash usually indicates the possibility of an infection either bacterial fungal or viral. Important is personal hygiene, cotton underwear with frequent changes and application of medication if necessary. ...Read more

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What could cause burning skin and a rash in the groin area?

Fungus: Burning and rash in the groin could be caused by yeast or rungs infection. Fungus has a sharp border with scaling amd yeast has small red pus like spots in an irregular shape. Mild cases are treatable with cream. More extensive cases may need oral drugs such as Diflucan (fluconazole) or ketoconazole. ...Read more

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Can I use amoxicillin to treat a reacuring fungal rash in the groin area?

Can I use amoxicillin to treat a reacuring fungal rash in the groin area?

Won't work: The penicillin antibiotics are famously ineffective. A topical such as tolnaftate (for non-candida) or Nystatin (for candida) is your best choice for a superficial fungus. ...Read more

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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