Fungal Infection Of The Groin

Also known as jock itch, fungal infection of the groin is a rash caused by ringworm. Although it can happen in any part of the body, it is more common in the groin due to the moisture and friction. It is treated with antifungal medications.

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I noticed some patches on my scrotum a few months ago. What should I do now?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed that I have started getting these patches on my scrotum. I saw the patch a few months ago, but I did not think much about it. Now, it has started spreading. Recently they have been causing irritation, and it seems like it is dry around that specific area.  Read Full »


Dr. Saadia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These look like psoriatic patches (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). However, fungal infection is a possibility. I would suggest seeing a dermatologist to get a thorough evaluation and an exact diagnosis. Meanwhile, start using 1 % Clotrimazole ...  Read Full »

Will diabetes provoke vaginal yeast infection and itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 38 years old. I am diabetic for the past three years and sugars are not always in control. I am taking medicine Euclide 80 mg and Galvus met 50/500 and Novomix 30 injection 10 units (injection only for few days). My issue is, post diabetes I am experiencing severe recurring yeast in...  Read Full »


Dr. Mishra Keeranmayee Mihirkumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Diabetes is comorbidity that makes patients prone to fungal infections and some times there is a secondary bacterial infection too. I advise you to follow certain steps. 1. First step, proper sugar control. 2. Anti-diabetic diet and exercise. 3. Proper genital hygie...  Read Full »

Can Hydrozole be used for jock itch?

Query: Hi doctor, I had jock itch two months ago for the very first time. It is still there but fading. I started using Hydrozole cream two weeks ago, it seems to be working. How long it would take for a complete cure? After using this cream I fell some itch in legs. Now the groin skin appears red and ver...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hydrozole (combination of Hydrocortisone and Clotrimazole) cream contains steroid and should not be used as a treatment for jock itch (fungal infection of the groin). You will experience temporary relief while using it but your condition will aggravate once you stop us...  Read Full »

How to tell the difference between tinea cruris and STD symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from tinea cruris, itching near scrotum, for a very long time and left untreated. Now, I am losing my hairs from the left side of the scrotal area. I went to a doctor and he gave me a cream and a medicine for 10 days. After 10 days, I got relief and also hairs are growing ...  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tinea cruris is a fungal infection of the groin. It is possible that you may have got a recurrence of the same. It would be of great help if you could tell me the medicine and cream that you have used and after how many days of stopping the medicine did the problem rec...  Read Full »

Why do I have redness and constant itching sensation in my penis?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 39 year old male. I weigh 89.7 kg. I have a constant itching sensation in the penis. Also, there is dirt around the foreskin. Even though I clean it frequently with fresh water, it is back in two to three hours. The tip of my penis is also redder than usual.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms indicate a fungal infection. Send me a picture of your condition for a more accurate treatment. Have you got yourself tested for diabetes? I suggest you take the following medications for at least three weeks: Tablet Fluka (Fluconazole) 150 mg every al...  Read Full »

How to get rid of itchy groin?

Query: Hello doctor, I have itchy boils on the scrotum and groin areas. During the day, I feel too itchy, and due to the itching, I have developed rashes which are painful. When I try to break them, it starts to bleed. Sometimes, I have the itchiness during the night as well. I have attached an image for y...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and seen your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It does look like a fungal infection. Due to the application of steroid-based products, the clinical picture has been altered. The use of a steroid-based product for a fun...  Read Full »

My scrotal skin is cracked, and the area between my legs are red with whitish-pink spots. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I noticed cracked skin on my scrotum. The area between my scrotum and leg is red with whitish-pink spots.What is it, and how to treat it?Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a fungal infection with a secondary bacterial infection. I suggest you apply Luliconazole cream twice daily for 15 days and apply Nadibact cream (Nadifloxacin) in the daytime for 15 days. Kindly avoid scratching or rubbing of the lesions, maintain prop...  Read Full »

Will STD cause the development of a purplish rash on the penis?

Query: Hello doctor, After a night where I blacked out from drinking, I may have had sexual intercourse with a woman I do not know. Later, I got a purplish rash on the bottom ridge of my penis head as well as some dark spots on the shaft. My scrotum is red except for a flesh-colored stripe down the middle....  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Although you have had a high-risk exposure, your complaints and clinical images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) do not look like a sexually transmitted disease (STD). They appear more like an intertrigo which is a fungal infection of the body folds...  Read Full »

Why is the new skin over my frenulum white, wet, and peeling?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 50-years-old male with a height of 5'10" and a weight of 88 kg. A small cut occurred on the frenulum during intercourse two weeks ago. I cleaned the wound with Detol and then left-wound as such for three days, thinking it will heal. After three days, I found the skin around the c...  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are keeping safe. I have read your history. Please understand that I will be able to access the severity of the wound only after seeing a well-focused photo of the lesion. Kindly revert with a photo so that I may give a diagnosis and guide you bett...  Read Full »

Suddenly, I saw a lesion on my penis. Is it due to a tumor or scratching?

Query: Hi doctor,I have dermatitis on my scrotum area. I generally scratch my groin and scrotum a lot due to itching, especially at night. Today all of a sudden I saw some lesion in my inner part of the penis. The picture is attached. Is that due to constant scratching? Or is that any tumor or something re...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After reviewing the information shared and your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), a few things come to mind. You have some infection, most likely fungal in your groin region. The picture does not show that so cannot be sure. The lesion in the pic...  Read Full »

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