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I think the groin rash is due to a fungal infection. What can I do?

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Dr. Robert Kaplan
Pediatrics
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In brief: OTC antifungal cream

Many of the fungi that cause groin rash-jock itch or the medical term tinea cruris-are sensitive to over the counter anti-fungal cremes-like those that treat athletes foot.
Just buy some tinactin, (tolnaftate) lamasil, etc.-apply it two times a day sparingly to the rash, keep it dry and the rash should get better in 4-7 days. If it persists go see your doctor.

In brief: OTC antifungal cream

Many of the fungi that cause groin rash-jock itch or the medical term tinea cruris-are sensitive to over the counter anti-fungal cremes-like those that treat athletes foot.
Just buy some tinactin, (tolnaftate) lamasil, etc.-apply it two times a day sparingly to the rash, keep it dry and the rash should get better in 4-7 days. If it persists go see your doctor.
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