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I get a painful rash between my legs when I wear shorts. How can I prevent it?
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Dr. Jennifer Haley
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly friction
May be from friction causing the hair follicles to develop an irritation type folliculitis.
Options include laser hair removal if this is the case and to avoid the friction by wearing longer shorts or applying something like vaniply or elta moisturizer to the area for lubrication as marathon runners do after miles of repetitive friction type movements.

In brief: Possibly friction
May be from friction causing the hair follicles to develop an irritation type folliculitis.
Options include laser hair removal if this is the case and to avoid the friction by wearing longer shorts or applying something like vaniply or elta moisturizer to the area for lubrication as marathon runners do after miles of repetitive friction type movements.
Dr. Jennifer Haley
Dr. Jennifer Haley
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Intertrigo
Intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis) is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation.
Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, and abdominal f.

In brief: Intertrigo
Intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis) is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation.
Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, and abdominal f.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Celia Dominguez
Agree with above ! Soft natural fiber shorts that are loose and allow air circulation or if exercising fibrics that don't hold moisture (wick).
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