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Recurring very itchy groin what it means? Sometimes also itch beside underams and back of knees. How to stop this?

Recurring very itchy groin what it means? Sometimes also itch beside underams and back of knees. How to stop this?

Contact dermatitis?: If this is new, you might be reacting to a new soap, lotion, detergent or fabric softener. Use only fragrance free products for sensitive skin. Clothes are tighter in those areas sometimes, so those spots itch the most. See your doctor for more certain answer and treatment, as a proper history and physical is much more likely to result in an accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Severe Itching (Definition)

Intense uncomfortable sensation causing an ...Read more


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I have very itchy anus groin under bust and in my arm pits its driving me mad what's causing it and how can I releve the itchy?

I have very itchy anus groin under bust and in my arm pits its driving me mad what's causing it and how can I releve the itchy?

Itching rash: Several different possibilities. See your dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. A scraping for culture will be useful. One likely possibility is a yeast infection with candida. Anti fungal creams (clotriamazole) should help. Also anti fungal powders. ...Read more

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I have very dry, itchy skin (neck, groin) problem for past 2 year. Tried all creams/moisturizer butno relief. Any tips on change in lifestyle/food habit?

I have very dry, itchy skin (neck, groin) problem for past 2 year. Tried all creams/moisturizer butno relief. Any tips on change in lifestyle/food habit?

See dermatologist: With a list of the treatments you have tried and how long you used them. Food allergies are not likely the cause of your dry skin. More likely something irritating the skin locally. Wear natural fiber clothes eg cotton and use a mild soap. ...Read more

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How to stop itchy groin?

How to stop itchy groin?

Keep Dry: Skin irritation from moisture is a most common problem. Wearing cotton or moisture wicking fabrics can help. Be sure you have no fungal, bacterial or parasitic infection though. Also be sure you have no allergic or contact irritation from underwear dyes or from laundry detergents. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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My groin is whitish & itchy (both sides) when damp or when in shower?

My groin is whitish & itchy (both sides) when damp or when in shower?

Possible fungus: Tinea cruris, a fungus, is perhaps the most common cause of a rash called "jock itch". Although it can be treated with an antifungal cream alone, often the most rapid relief is obtained by using a combination antifungal and steroid cream (Lotrisone); it's also available in the generic version; apply it sparingly twice daily for several days until the rash is gone. ...Read more

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Having itchy white patches on my groin area, already treated with soframysin and chlotramazol ointments no appreciable improvements.

Having itchy white patches on my groin area, already treated with soframysin and chlotramazol ointments no appreciable improvements.

This could be...: This could be lichen planus or lichenification of a fungal infection in the groin. It could also be psoriasis. A prescription strength topical anti-fungal and/or prescription grade topical steroid may help, but you must first see a physician for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Itchy on back and groin with lumps over back area. What could be the cause?

Itchy on back and groin with lumps over back area. What could be the cause?

Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, muscles and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more

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I have itchy groin area in teens, remedy?

Called jock itch: Using vinegar to rinse the area or baking soda and water can help reduce the itch which is typically from a fungal irritation. You cam also use lotrimin or tinactin (tolnaftate) and it if persists then I suggest you be seen. ...Read more

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Can itchiness on the outer skin of my manhood towards my groin be a symptom of an s.T.I.?

Can itchiness on the outer skin of my manhood towards my groin be a symptom of an s.T.I.?

Possibly: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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I m diagnosed with prediabetes and I feel itchiness all over my body and too much in groin. Why?

I m diagnosed with prediabetes and I feel itchiness all over my body and too much in groin. Why?

Prediabetes: I have never fully understood "prediabetes" - either you have diabetes or your don't.

If you have time please have your doctor refer you to a dietitian who will help you avoid diabetes in future. ...Read more

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My groin always feel itchiness, I don't know why fungi always occur since I have proper hygiene?

My groin always feel itchiness, I don't know why fungi always occur since I have proper hygiene?

Possible feet: If definite fungal the possibility of having fungal growth on feet if that is case check out and in any case I would put on socks before you put on your underpants as this gets the fungus on the pants bringing it to the groin hope this helps. ...Read more

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Its been a few days since I started noticeing these extremely embarrassing red open itchy bug like bites near my groin area, I do shave a lot also...?

Get checked: These could be shave bumps, but red bumps in the groin can also be herpes. Herpes can break out months to years after the initial exposure. Your safest bet is to be checked by a doctor or planned parenthood. ...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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I'm currently experiencing flaking of skin on the right side of my groin. It's not itchy, a little redness in a part.

I'm currently experiencing flaking of skin on the right side of my groin. It's not itchy, a little redness in a part.

Confirm diagnosis: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...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?

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'm having itchy groin on an off. Does it have anything to do with gaining weight or sweets? My BMI is normal though gained 8kgs within 10yrs

Itchy groin: Your questions make me think you might be concerned about diabetes. Yeast infections are certainly more common if your blood sugar is elevated. A BMW can be misleading because it only takes into account height and weight. Do you have a rash at all? ...Read more

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Can I have lymphoma (groin lump/itchiness)?

Possible: The first thing you need to do is see your doctor. There are other more likely problems, such as an irritant, infection, inflammatory condition. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lymphoma (groin lump/itchiness)?

What are the symptoms of lymphoma (groin lump/itchiness)?

Few symptoms: Lymphoma can have few symptoms, sometimes weight loss, night sweats, etc. Would need to have blood tests to look for abnormalities and physical examination. Sometimes x-ray to look for enlarged lymph nodes that can be located throughout the body. ...Read more

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I have red itchy lumps in groin area (male), what is this and treatment?

I have red itchy lumps in groin area (male), what is this and treatment?

Really Needs Exam: It could be several things from fungal infections, irritated or infected hair follicles, heat rash/chaffing, etc. It really needs to be examined to be sure. ...Read more

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My groin is whitish and itchy after shower and peeing itching increased?

My groin is whitish and itchy after shower and peeing itching increased?

You may have a: Fungal skin infection (Jock Itch). Responds to anti-fungal medication that's over the counter. Ask your pharmacist for help in choosing. Most common mistake people make is they stop treatment too soon. Treat for an additional week after skin has returned to normal. Otherwise, it comes back. ...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

Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more