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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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Week after trimming had itch in groin crease for 3 days has stopped but have a couple small red rashes from itching w/dry skin on edge, is jock itch?

Week after trimming had itch in groin crease for 3 days has stopped but have a couple small red rashes from itching w/dry skin on edge, is jock itch?

Groin rash: Could be jock itch a fungus or folliculitis a bacterial infection. could try over the counter anti fungal ( clotrimazole) and see if helps over 24 hours . Follow up with doc especially if worsens. ...Read more

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Itchy groin for two weeks, no redness or rash. Red lips with tiny white bumps, swollen lymph nodes. Unprotected oral sex three weeks ago. ?

Itchy groin for two weeks, no redness or rash. Red lips with tiny white bumps, swollen lymph nodes. Unprotected oral sex three weeks ago. ?

Possible STD: Go and get tested. This is conceivably related to acute HIV infection or other STD and you need full evaluation by an experienced doctor with expertise in this area. Go now and be seen. Good luck. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a red rash on the inside of his thighs near groin area what is it? I have been putting a&d ointment on it

My boyfriend has a red rash on the inside of his thighs near groin area what is it? I have been putting a&d ointment on it

Red rash: Red rash may have multiple causes. If a and d ointment doest work tou might try takcum powder. He may be chaffed from the warm weather. Finally if no results consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I seem to have a rash that moves to different parts of my body. Usually under arm, or in groin area, and sometimes a red line near it.?

I seem to have a rash that moves to different parts of my body. Usually under arm, or in groin area, and sometimes a red line near it.?

Moving rash: The armpit and groin are naturally moist, but also normally home to benign yeast, fungi and bacteria. This may be nothing to be worried about, but it can be a sign of diabetes. Diabetics are prone to infections. Other immune suppressors can also do this, so time for a check at a primary care provider more then a simple answer on line. Check it out to be safe. ...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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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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My husband has a red blotchy rash on both his inner thigh near the groin area. It is very itchy?

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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I have a lump under the skin in my groin area, a small red rash near it, and my vagina is extremely sensitive. Help!!! What could this be?

I have a lump under the skin in my groin area, a small red rash near it, and my vagina is extremely sensitive. Help!!! What could this be?

GYN infection.: You will need a full GYN exam ( pelvic) and screening for infection. It sounds like you may have an inflammed lymph node in your groin. ...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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Dry skin rash with little white bumps in groin area, red bumps above genetalia, rash has spread to anus and butt cheeck, what could this be?

Dry skin rash with little white bumps in groin area,  red bumps above genetalia, rash has spread to anus and butt cheeck, what could this be?

Get it checked: It's difficult to say what your problem could be without visualization of the rash. It's best to follow up with a provider so they can evaluate your condition and determine it's seriousness or lack there of. ...Read more

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Being treated for BV and Yeast Infection. Developed bright red flat spots on groin area. Also have rash on entire body. What could be causing this??

Being treated for BV and Yeast Infection. Developed bright red flat spots on groin area. Also have rash on entire body. What could be causing this??

Drug allergy?: There are many possibilities, but I would guess an allergic reaction to one of the treatments you are receiving. Metronidazole, the usual treatment for BV, could do it; and so could fluconzole (Diflucan) orally if that's your yeast treatment. I suggest you hold additional doses and contact the doctor or clinic treating you in the morning. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on my penis shaft near my groin area. It is also secreting clear like fluid from the rash. Is it eczema/dermatitis/yeast infction?

I have a red rash on my penis shaft near my groin area. It is also secreting clear like fluid from the rash. Is it eczema/dermatitis/yeast infction?

Not likely: Johns123,
it sounds like something you need to have checked out by a physician. Based on the symptoms and signs you have described it could be several things. Eczema typically does not secrete clear fluid, nor does dermatitis. Yeast is a possibility but you still need to rule out other things such as herpatic lesions especially if there is pain associated with the rash. ...Read more

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Will scabies cause a itchy, burning red rash in the groin area? Bumps that scab over? Or could this be hsv-2?

Unlikely: You are more likely to have painful instead of itchy lesions from hsv-2. Scabies can certainly cause itchy bumps at the groin area and will likely spread if not treated. However there are many other potential diagnoses. ...Read more

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I normally experience skin rash red itchy bumps in armpits. Recently have appeared under breast. In groin area itchy, red bumpy, flaking rash appeared?

I normally experience skin rash red itchy bumps in armpits. Recently have appeared under breast. In groin area itchy, red bumpy, flaking rash appeared?

See derm: This is a rather common condition especially when one lives in a hot environment. This is an inflammatory issue which can often be controlled with low dose abx based on its antiinflammatory activity. ...Read more

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Red itchy rash under breast and groin area it looks like sun burn with bumps. I'm itchy all over but no rash other then those areas. What can this be?

Yeast infection?: If you are overweight, the areas under the breasts, the love handle, and the groin are more susceptible to candida infection. If this applies to you, try to keep these areas dry by using antiperspirant . In the meanwhile try some anti-fungal cream on the areas for a few days. If still not improved after a week, see you doctor. For overweight people, losing some weight should be a long-term goal. ...Read more

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I have a rash under the breast very red at times and itchy also under one arm pit and groin and vagina hair area. Gets itchy sometimes sore?

I have a rash under the breast very red at times and itchy  also under one arm pit and groin  and vagina hair area.  Gets itchy sometimes sore?

Itchy Rash: Hello, some rashes can be location specific, however there are always exceptions. The areas your rash is located can frequently be caused by yeast or fungal infections. People with skin folds, diabetes, or who are immunocompromised are prone to these type of rashes. See a dermatologist if otc anti fungal cream doesn't help. Keep these areas dry and cool, open to air as often as you can. ...Read more

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Red rash in my 16 month olds thighs and groin?

Red rash in my 16 month olds thighs and groin?

What does look like: Most common is yeast, can also be heat or reaction to diaper, most commonly latex. ...Read more

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I have a red, itchy, flakey rash on both my groins. I have had it for 2 weeks with no additional problems. Could it be a fungus?

Maybe: It could be. But it's hard to say without seeing the rash. It could also be a yeast infection. I suggest starting with your primary care doctor to take a look at the rash. ...Read more

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I have a sore red rash on groin?

Infection: Sore (painful) red rash usually suggests soft tissue infection referred to as cellulitis. Best to go see your family doc for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment, usually antibiotics. In meantime, warm compresses can be used for infections while ice is recommended for injuries. ...Read more

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I currently have a red raw rash in my groin region I think from chaffing. How do I go about curing it?

I currently have a red raw rash in my groin region I think from chaffing. How do I go about curing it?

Steroid, diaper crea: If there is yeast ci potent need to use antiyeqst cream such as maintain. A topical steroid cream can be used in combination for a few days. To decrease friction and absorb sweat toplayer should be diaper cream such as desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) balked, or triple paste. ...Read more

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Anal started to itch bad then lightred rash beside groin light red dots around also itchy and burning?

Anal started to itch bad then lightred rash beside groin light red dots around also itchy and burning?

Jock Itch on butt: This could be a few non-urgent things, but the most common is most likely a fungal infection. If the red dots spread you need to be seen by your trusted medical advisor. ...Read more

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