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I have rash and itch in the groin area, and the skin is a bit darkened. For temporarily I use a herocyn powder in order to ease the itch. What to do?

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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, 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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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine

In brief: Male or female?

Herocyn powder has ingredients that may irritate the rash area.
The groin is warm, dark, moist—conditions funguses love. In men it's called 'jock itch'. Try to keep the area dry by using unscented talcum powder (no corn starch; it feeds fungus) & loose, cotton underwear. Otc anti-fungal creams/sprays may be sufficient to clear the rash & itching. Your pharmacist can help you choose one.

In brief: Male or female?

Herocyn powder has ingredients that may irritate the rash area.
The groin is warm, dark, moist—conditions funguses love. In men it's called 'jock itch'. Try to keep the area dry by using unscented talcum powder (no corn starch; it feeds fungus) & loose, cotton underwear. Otc anti-fungal creams/sprays may be sufficient to clear the rash & itching. Your pharmacist can help you choose one.
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