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I sweat in the groin area. I wear loose clothing i.E. Boxers and not briefs. But there is still smell and sweat?I use talc to help, is this safe?

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Dr. James Kuan
Urology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Likely fine

Sweating is expected here and simple things can reduce the irritation.
Wearing briefs that breath (cotton) will help draw the moisture. If there is redness or itchiness consider a fungal infx / jock itch. The bacteria in the sweat and oil glands in the groin can produce an odor. This is a dark, warm and damp area so daily cleaning will help reduce irritation. Talc could irritate, so use caution.

In brief: Likely fine

Sweating is expected here and simple things can reduce the irritation.
Wearing briefs that breath (cotton) will help draw the moisture. If there is redness or itchiness consider a fungal infx / jock itch. The bacteria in the sweat and oil glands in the groin can produce an odor. This is a dark, warm and damp area so daily cleaning will help reduce irritation. Talc could irritate, so use caution.
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
make sure "talc" doesn't have corn starch in it, for that can feed yeast/fungus on the skin. using a powdered athletes foot spray on the groin helps keep area dry & prevent fungal infection (jock itch)
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, abdominal folds.

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, abdominal folds.
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