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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


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He has a dry patch at his inner thighs been there since I met him it itches him its white, flakey & bleeds. He is a large man & his thighs are close?

He has a dry patch at his inner thighs been there since I met him it itches him its white, flakey & bleeds. He is a large man & his thighs are close?

Skin infection: This could be a kind of skin infection called a yeast infection. This usually starts on warm, moist areas of skin, like under skin folds. It can be treated with creams. I suggest letting a doctor take a look at it first though to verify what kind of rash it might be. ...Read more

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I have a red blotch on my inner thighs it itches. Just noticed yesterday I'm worried about it please help me.?

I have a red blotch on my inner thighs it itches. Just noticed yesterday I'm worried about it please help me.?

Fungus?: It might be a fungal infection. Try some over the counter anti fun gals like Clotrimazole or terbanifine. If it doesn't go away, please haven someone look at it

good luck! ...Read more

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I am suffering from itching and the skin becomes dark on inner thighs. Please suggest a good medicine to get relief from frequent skin itches.

I am suffering from itching and the skin becomes dark on inner thighs. Please suggest a good medicine to get relief from frequent skin itches.

Lotion: Without a better description it is hard to say exactly what is causing the itch. Could be eczema or postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, contact dermatitis from clothes or rubbing, hair follicle infection and many more. You can try a moisturizing lotion or an over the counter topical steroid assuming you don't have any allergies or other medications. Try to figure out why you are getting the itch. ...Read more

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I have a small patch (about the size of a dime) on my inner left thigh that is a little bumpy and pink, it itches only on contact and there is no pain?

I have a small patch (about the size of a dime) on my inner left thigh that is a little bumpy and pink, it itches only on contact and there is no pain?

It's hard to tell: Without actually looking at the patch. Possibilities include allergic/contact dermatitis, eczema, fungal infection etc. Go see your Dr for reassurance or if it gets worse. Take care and God Bless you! Http://www. Healthline. Com/health/rashes ...Read more

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My inner thighs, right next to my genitals itches real bad and it looks like it darkens and dries up, what can I do?

My inner thighs, right next to my genitals itches real bad and it looks like it darkens and dries up, what can I do?

Tinea cruris: Tinea cruris begins with an erythematous patch on the proximal medial thigh. The infection spreads centrifugally, with partial central clearing. Topical therapy with antifungal agents such as azoles is effective. ...Read more

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I am having rashes in my inner thighs. ..it itches some swelling circles...these area has become black. Kindly help.

I am having rashes in my inner thighs. ..it itches some swelling circles...these area has become black. Kindly help.

Thigh irritation: I suspect skin irritation of your thighs may be related to such things as continual friction and/or sweating and? Yeast infection Perhaps wearing tight jeans plays a role, also. Avoid tight clothing, keep the thighs clean and dry once the rash clears. In the meantime try applying an antiyeast anti-inflammatory ointment like mycolog. If no improvement, consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatm ...Read more

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I am having rashes in my inner thighs. ..it itches some swelling circles are also there....area has become black kindly help.

I am having rashes in my inner thighs. ..it itches some swelling circles are also there....area has become black kindly help.

Fungal?: Have the rashes persisted for days? It is always very difficult to comment on potential causes of rash without an exam. Fungal rash (tinea corporis or versicolor), intertrigo (irritation from chafing maybe complicated by infection) or erythrasma (bacterial infection) are associated with round itchy/scaly persistent rash in this region. ...Read more

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Itching around the vagina and my inner thighs and it feels like its spreading. Using hydrocortizone but it relieves it for a little while and itches.?

Itching around the vagina and my inner thighs and it feels like its spreading. Using hydrocortizone but it relieves it for a little while and itches.?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Rash on my inner thighs but will not go on my penis! Itches really bad. When scratched, area becomes very dry!?

Jock itch: Sounds more like a tinea infection. U should keep the area clean and dry. Don't rub or scratch as it makes the rash worse. Heat n sweat r not good. Otc anti fungal powder/ cream can be tried. ...Read more

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I have an inner thigh rash and it really itches and I can't stop myself from itching it! . Is there any way to stop it?!

I have an inner thigh rash and it really itches and I can't stop myself from itching it! . Is there any way to stop it?!

First, find the. ...: Reason for that rash. If it allergy, use steroid cream and/or antiallergic oral medicine. ...Read more

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I have an odd circular red bump on my inner upper thigh : it is really red, and about an inch or so in diameter. It itches a lot. What could this be?

I have an odd circular red bump on my inner upper thigh : it is really red, and about an inch or so in diameter. It itches a lot. What could this be?

Ringworm is a: Circular itchy fungus.A characteristic finding is "central clearing".This describes a decrease in the intensity of this "rash" in the middle of the lesion.
C a dermatologist for a diagnosis/cure. If not better. ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my inner thigh abt six inches above the knee. It started small but is grwing w/sevrl bruises. It itches & idk how I got it. Worry?

I have a bruise on my inner thigh abt six inches above the knee. It started small but is grwing w/sevrl bruises. It itches & idk how I got it. Worry?

Not sure but the: Only way to find out is monitor it to make sure it doesn't evolve normally and go away. Bruises tend to enlarge briefly for 1-2 days, then change color from red/black to green/yellow, then start to fade. If you continue to have bruises throughout your body, then you need to get checked out for certain diseases by a healthcare provider. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I have a inner boil on my back thigh with no head. Everytime I touch it or when I wash and I run a rag across it, it hurts and itches at the same time. It also feels like a tender hole behind my skin. What should I do?

I have a inner boil on my back thigh with no head. Everytime I touch it or when I wash and I run a rag across it, it hurts and itches at the same time. It also feels like a tender hole behind my skin. What should I do?

Boil/ sebaceous cyst: This sounds like, you may have either a deep sebaceous cyst or an ingrown hair. Apply moist heat to the affected area, if it does not come to her head within a few days I highly suggest you see a surgeon for further evaluation and treatment. You may need to have this area opened and and explored. Take Care.
It could also be just a fatty tumor, except for the pain. ...Read more

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Help what is wrong with my b-girl my girl was bitten this past weekend. Not a mosquito. The bite was as big as her palm. It was hurting her, now it itches the bite was on her r.Outer thigh. She said that her inner r thigh is itching a lot. She has been with di

Help what is wrong with my b-girl my girl was bitten this past weekend. Not a mosquito. The bite was as big as her palm. It was hurting her, now it itches the bite was on her r.Outer thigh. She said that her inner r thigh is itching a lot. She has been with di

The: The skin lesion you are describing might be an allergic reation to an insect bite and she might be having an allergic reaction to it. Unfortunately skin lesions you describe can also represent a MRSA (methicillin resistant staph) infection. The symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea and chills make me more worried of the serious skin infection. Please realize that this can be quite serious. I hope she is still well at this time. She really should be seen by her pediatrician, or family physician as soon as possible to make sure this more serious infection is not a problem. ...Read more

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I have a dry scaly rash on inner thigh, it starts off as red bumps. What is it? It itches occasionally.

I have a dry scaly rash on inner thigh, it starts off as red bumps. What is it? It itches occasionally.

Rashes: Rashes are often difficult to identify...Needs to be seen and a good history and physical needs to be accomplished...Best to see your family doc or a dermatologist... ...Read more

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What could this rash be? It itches like crazy and is spreading outward from the public area onto my groin, inner thigh, and stomach. I

What could this rash be? It itches like crazy and is spreading outward from the public area onto my groin, inner thigh, and stomach. I

Jock itch: See a physician as it is difficult to diagnose skin lesions without an exam. My guess is tinea cruris, a fungal infection of the groin, buttocks and genital area a.. Jock itch causes an itchy, red, often ring-shaped rash in these warm, moist areas of your body.
Jock itch gets its name because it is common in people who sweat a lot, as do athletes. It usually respond to topical anti fungals cream. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your upper inner thigh itches? Fungus, germs, herpes, what could it be? There is also a raised group of red bumps.

What does it mean when your upper inner thigh itches? Fungus, germs, herpes, what could it be? There is also a raised group of red bumps.

Dermatitis: Several kinds of skin inflammation (dermatitis) could do this, including fungal and bacterial infections. However, herpes doesn't behave like this and is very unlikely. See a doctor if it continues or you remain concerned about it. ...Read more

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Rashes and spots in inner thigh region and itches a lot when sweating. Use of dettol reduces for some days but reappears shortly. It has been 2 month.

Rashes and spots in inner thigh region and itches a lot when sweating. Use of dettol reduces for some days but reappears shortly. It has been 2 month.

Possible Fungus: Fungus grows more with heat and sweat. This should be scraped and tested by a Dermatologist, to see if it is a fungal infection, psoriasis, or Seborrheic Dermatitis, all which can look similar, in the groin. You may wish to try first over the counter Clotrimazole Cream, twice a day, 2 weeks, to kill fungus. Using an anti-fungal powder through the summer may prevent recurrences. ...Read more

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Hi. I have got skin itches in inner thighs. Like fungal infection. Which is better? Onabet or clotrimazole USP 1%??

Hi. I have got skin itches in inner thighs. Like fungal infection. Which is better? Onabet or clotrimazole USP 1%??

Both are azole: Antifungals, the bigger question is: is the rash actually a fungus or irritation or bacteria.See derm for diagnosis and proper treatment if either topical didn't clear rash ...Read more

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My mother has a big patch of flakey spot on her inner thigh near her vagina. It itches and gets sore. What could this be?

My mother has a big patch of flakey spot on her inner thigh near her vagina. It itches and gets sore. What could this be?

Possible: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a red/bruised lump about the size of a pea on my inner thigh. Its not a bug bite or ingrown hair and won't pop. It itches and kinda hurts.

I have a red/bruised lump about the size of a pea on my inner thigh. Its not a bug bite or ingrown hair and won't pop. It itches and kinda hurts.

Bump on inner thigh: Any firm lesion that will not resolve needs to be seem by a physician and evaluated. Leave it up to you MD on weather to remove, biopsy, or let be. ...Read more

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A knot inside my leg that itches, what causes that?

A knot inside my leg that itches, what causes that?

Leg lump: Could be a new boil that initially swells and stretches skin and itches like zits, could be a fatty tumor, if stays and gets bigger, needs doctor visit... ...Read more

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Lower right leg itches and when I scratch it, it starts to hurt. What could be the cause?

Lower right leg itches and when I scratch it, it starts to hurt. What could be the cause?

Leg itching: Is it discolored? Could be a bite mosquito/ spider or fungal rash or the beginning of folliculitis / abscess- a bacterial infection or eczema or dry skin or erythema nodosum a reactive -immunologic rash to infection. Would follow up with doc/ urgent care. ...Read more

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I have this irritation on my labia majora and my inner leg I got it from my husband after sex, little white ash-e look and it itches like a rash?

I have this irritation on my labia majora and my inner leg I got it from my husband after sex, little white ash-e look and it itches like a rash?

Get checked: The only way to know what this is is to be examined by your doctor. It sounds more like a yeast infection of the skin and surrounding area than something that would be passed during sex. Without an exam there is no way to know. If an over the counter yeast medication solves the problem then most likely that's all it was. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my jock area itches around my thighs and butt and scrotem area, what is it and how can I fix this?

What do you suggest if my jock area itches around my thighs and butt and scrotem area, what is it and how can I fix this?

Could be tinea: Possibly related a to a local infection, known as tinea crurle. First step would be an anti-fungal cream or spray, like lotrimin, or Lamisil (terbinafine). Fungus grows in a moist dark place so keep the area clean and DRY. ...Read more

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I m having some allergy between my thighs. It itches sometimes.

I m having some allergy between my thighs. It itches sometimes.

Fungal infection?: You MAY have a fungal infection, sometimes called "Jock Itch." Please see your doc. Have you changed laundry detergents recently? Don't keep damp clothing on after workouts. Change underwear daily. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a cluster of bumps on my thigh it itches ever now and then only flares up when I scratch?

ItchingsOnlySkinDeep: Sounds like some kind of contact irritation (something touches your skin that it is sensitive to) or a cluster of insect bites or something like that. Scratching just activates the cells that release chemicals that will make you itch more. Put on a steroid cream (hydrocortisone 1% and see how it goes. Rub it in gently 2 or 3 times. If that doesn't work see a doc for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What kind of bite is a few inches in diameter, red, swollen, warm, itches and hurts? There's two one on both thighs

Allergic reaction: These are classic signs of an allergic skin response, e.g. to an insect bit, or contact allergy from poisonous plants or other irritant. If you were outdoors wearing shorts, or were exposed to mosquitoes, this is a common occurrence. OTC 1% hydrocortisone cream twice daily and/or calamine lotion are safe. If you have broken skin (worsening weeping or bleeding), a doctor should check. ...Read more

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My thigh itches when I go for jogs. It may be due to blood circulating, but it gets too itchy n I need to stop. Is there anything I could do to stop it?

My thigh itches when I go for jogs. It may be due to blood circulating, but it gets too itchy n I need to stop. Is there anything I could do to stop it?

Yes: I think that your thigh got itching not from circulating proplems but from thesweat, moisture that cause the probems. Try to keep area earated with not tight short, cotton, not nylon materials. But you do need to see doctor to make sure the cause of it to get med to avoid recurrence. ...Read more

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About a week ago I noticed a small rissin itchy bump on my sac. It soon spread on my thighs and shaft. It only itches at night and morning. Help me.

About a week ago I noticed a small rissin itchy bump on my sac. It soon spread on my thighs and shaft. It only itches at night and morning. Help me.

Exam needed: This must be seen and evaluated by a physician as the problem may be a herpes infection which requires treatment. Other possibilities include allergic reaction to clothing or a yeast infection, but inspection of the eruption is required in order to diagnose and prescribe appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My son has a bug bite on his outer thigh. The area around has a thin inflamed horizontal section several inches long that he says itches, not really pain. Is this something I should take him to see a doctor for?

My son has a bug bite on his outer thigh. The area around has a thin inflamed horizontal section several inches long that he says itches, not really pain. Is this something I should take him to see a doctor for?

Bug bite: If no other symptom, clean the area well, apply an antibiotic cream OTC, antihistamine if itchy. If spreading reaction or progressive symptoms, see a doctor or ER, wish you both wellness ...Read more