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Tinea Cruris Women
Tinea cruris: tinea cruris is a fungal skin infection affecting the groin. You will need an antifungal ointment to treat this. There are over-the-counter antifungal ointments available, but other times may require a prescription. It would be best to let your doctor know about your tinea cruris to receive the best directed treatment, or a consult through healthtap may suffice. ...Read more
Jock itch: The redness and itching should decrease.Get a more detailed answer ›
How can I definitely conclude if I have scrotodynia or tinea cruris? Do I need to have a biopsy done?
Times cruris: See your dermatologist to have an examination and a fungal culture done. If the cultures are negative a biopsy might be indicated. This will be up to the clinical judgement of your physician. ...Read more
Yes: People with diabetes have more fungal infections than people with normal blood sugar. Yeast loves warm moist sweet places. Getting your sugars below 120 will improve your chance of getting rid of your tinea cruris, as will keeping the area dry & using anti-fungal powder. Creams don't help much as they keep the area moist, and it's hard to keep the groin in sunlight without indecent exposure! ...Read more
Chronic tinea cruris and pedis, recently I started to itch over the whole body but have no rash except feet and groin. Could this itch be from tinea?
I have been suffering from tinea cruris 6 months ago, they itchiness and the bumps have gone. The local doctor said the skin colour would return back?
It will: It will take at least several months. I am glad you are better. ...Read more
What kind of brand for pads should I buy and wear for sensitive skin? And because I have tinea cruris healing it at the moment on my period soon.
I have dark patches or marks on my buttocks, inner thigh, groin area & legs. I had tinea cruris last year; marks not fully gone. Need medication/help.
This can be as simple as tinea but even if it is, it has come back and over the counter products are not likely going to clear it up. Best bet is to see a dermatologist or your primary care doctor.
They should be able to clear this up quickly for you and if it is something more serious you will be very glad that you got to the bottom of it. ...Read more
Can fluocinonide be used to treat tinea cruris. I am asking because I went to the doctor last year. He did a biopsy and told me I had psoriasis. My mom told me to get a second opinion because the medication is no longer working and its getting worse. I ge
No.: Fluocinonide is a topical corticosteroid, commonly used to treat psoriasis (and other steroid-responsive rashes such as eczema). It does not work on fungal infections, and often makes them worse. Go back to your doctor. He'll determine why the Fluocinonide is no longer working and either prescribe a replacement or send you to a dermatologist. ...Read more
I see my doct today for the rash, and he prescribes me nystatin 100, 000units, hydrocortizon cream, he says that I got definetly tinea cruris & hemorro?
Nystatin is not effe: Nystatin is not effective for tinea cruris. If you have tinea cruris you also have tinea pedis (fungus on the feet). This treatment might help if you have monilia or intertrigo or seborrheic dermatitis. If it does not cure it, try otc Clotrimazole or Miconazole or ketoconazole. You may need a dermatologist. ...Read more
Tinea cruris on penis, even in winter. I'm using this cream (miconazole nitrate, neomycin sulphate, clobetasol proplonate, zinc sulphate, chlorocresol cream)?
Please clarify: Thank you for letting us know. Is it working for you? What is your question? ...Read more
Yes: All fungal infections and treatments are mostly the same. See a dermatologist or your medical doctor. If it is severe, then pills may be needed. ...Read more
Dermatophytes: Jock itch and athletes foot are caused by fungi called dermatophytes. They are normal inhabitants of our skin. If conditions such as moisture and warmth are excessive these dermatophytes grow, thrive and cause fungal infections. These fungal infections can spread from body part to body part and even from person to person. Keep the areas dry and clean. If you get an infection there are otc meds. ...Read more
Can I use jock itch on my feet? (Tebinafine) It's probably tinea perdis. Or just use athletes foot? (Terbinafine hydrochloride) sound the same
Either One Ok to Use: Tinea Pedis, a fungal skin infection: itchy rash between toes/sides of feet, can infect toenails. Same fungus causes Jock Itch. Terbinafine (anti-fungal) used to treat both. Prevention is key. Cleanse feet/between toes daily in soapy water. Air dry 15 min. Avoid sweaty feet, wear absorbent socks, change if damp, shoe inserts & foot powder help. See doctor if not resolved after 2 wks therapy. ...Read more
What do I use for tinea vesicolor. I saw the pair patch on my chest n it's spreading. M female Tnx.
Is jock itch contagious to females and if so then. What if it doesn't itch any more is it stil contagious?
No: Jock itch is caused by a fungus which grows in areas that are warm and moist. The condition (called tinea cruris) is usually caused by the same fungus that causes athlete's foot and is commonly present on people's skin and feet and in the environment. People often get jock itch from the fungus that is already living on their own skin. It is not sexually transmitted. ...Read more
Yes: 'jock itch' is actually a fungal infection and can be found in any warm, moist area. Keeping the area clean and dry and applying topical antifungals usually cures. If chronic and recurring issue, you may want to consider evaluation for a breast reduction to provide long term relief. ...Read more
Should I use my topical 2% cotrimazole (as a female with 'jock itch') for 7 days as opposed to the usual 1% for 14 days?
2%x7 not equal 1%x14: Fungal infections can take a while to go away. Using 2% for 7 days is not the same as 1% for 14 days. Which ever you choose, the longer course is likely to be more effective. ...Read more
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.
What is jock itch & how do you get it? Can females get it? What does it mean when the tip (head) of a man's penis constantly itch? What makes it itch?
Fungus and Yeast: Yes, women can get jock itch. Jock itch is usually caused by a fungus. It is often transferred to the groin from the feet when you put on your underwear. Many things can make a man's penis itch- consider yeast, psoriasis, allergy among the most common. Balanitis is a term used to describe irritation at the top of the penis- many causes. ...Read more
Female with possible jock itch in groin, under belly. Responds to af's but not the same one each time. Try2keep clean/dry. Is light bleeding normal?
What are signs for jock itch going away? I am a female I was using clotrimazole my period made the problem bad along the bikiniline
Female itch: Once your symptoms have resolved then you know it's gone ...Read more
I'm going to my dermatologist to seek treatment for jock itch. I'm male she is female. I'm nervous. Will she need to see my penis during the exam?
It will be there:
She has seen many penises before, it may be a big deal for you but is just another piece of meat to her. Get over it. You are going to her as a patient, not a sex object.
Wish you good health.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I am a 42 year old woman, I have dealt with athletes foot & jock itch in the past, now a week before my menses they come back & go away after 2 weeks?
Hormonal changes: Hormonal changes could effect sweat duct activity. I would recommend painting gentian violet (otc) on the affected areas 2-3 times a week and using an anti-fungal powder daily. This should be done always. ...Read more