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 have severe itchy rashes on my inner thigh as well as skin folds between the thigh and groin. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a severe inner thigh rash, which I believe is jock itch, and three pimples (possible warts) in different places, but all in the skin fold between my thigh and groin. I have tried everything, including Daktarin powder, Lamisil spray, Daktacort cream, Tea tree anti-fungal gel, and...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through the photos (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and details. The swelling in the photo could be caused by warts. Skin tags are another possibility. In either case, your dermatologist may need to inter...  Read Full »

Why does the inside of my penis itch?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having itching inside my penis since three days. When I urinate, the itching gets increased and after urination, it subsides. There is no rash. Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Is it inside the penis or on the penis head? Do you have any other symptoms like fever, slow flow of urine, or straining to pass urine? Any history of recent sexual activity? It looks like a urinary tract infection at present. Waiting for your answers.   Read Full »

I have an itchy private area and it feels like bristles that expand to the nearby area. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor,I have an itchy feeling around my private parts. At first, I ignored it as something like an insect bite, but later it spread to nearby areas. I think it is a fungal infection that I had earlier near that place. I used Candid B ointment. The infection is like bristles, expands to the ne...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. I have seen the pictures that you have attached (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity). This is a tinea cruris fungal infection of the groin, also called ringworm. Please do not use Candid B ...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from a jock itch for 10 months and have itchy elevated rashes in my groin. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old male, suffering from a jock itch for 10 months. I had tried Quadridum RF, Clotrimazol, and Terbinafine for some time prescribed by a doctor. I also tried homeopathy as it usually works for me. I am medium-built and otherwise healthy. Now the skin condition in my gro...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. 1. Please maintain good hygiene. 2. Avoid sweating and friction as much as you can. 3. Wear loose clothing. 4. If other family members are also involved treat them also. 5. Avoid pets. 6. Take Terbinafine 250 mg...  Read Full »

My groin area itches a lot after a cold bath, and I have rashes. Why is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have rashes in my groin area that itch a lot. In addition, my skin itch for a while after taking a cold bath, which keeps me from falling asleep.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I reviewed the images and the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It appears as tinea cruris. Tinea cruris is a fungal infection most often seen on the folds and private areas where exposure is less. They appear...  Read Full »

I have a fungal infection in the groin region, despite applying antifungal cream and taking medications. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have had a fungal infection between my thighs and on my penis for a week, and I continue itching. Now I am using an ELU tablet and Candiforce 100 tablets daily, one at night, and applying Ketovista skin cream for the last three days. Are these sufficient for curing my problem? Kindly ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Candiforce (Itraconazole) is an antifungal medicine, and topical Ketovista is Ketoconazole. This is the treatment for fungal infection. Since I have not seen the condition, I cannot say if it is a fungal infection that you have. For how many days are these medicines ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of stretch marks present all over the stomach?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old male. I weigh 91 kg and my height is 5'10". Currently, I am on no medication. I have stretch marks almost all over my body and have been having this for the last 6-7 years. The stretch marks are present on my stomach, shoulder blades, forearm intersection, lower back...  Read Full »

Dr. Naik Dessai Gauri Govind

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have a body mass index - BMI of 28 which comes in overweight category. Stretch marks result from excessive stretching of the skin. So, I will highly recommend you to reduce weight by at least 7-8 kg. Once stretch marks are formed, they are hard to treat. Number ...  Read Full »

I have itching on my foreskin. Will it recur frequently?

Query: Hello doctor, I have itching on my foreskin. I observed creamy deposit behind the foreskin reappearing every day despite washing my penis by pulling foreskin. I feel very itchy on the penis when I pull back the foreskin for washing. Now I am using Cetaphil. This problem has occurred three times in l...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Kindly send image and revert back. From your history, it can be candidal balanitis. Do you have history of unprotected sexual intercourse?   Read Full »

I am a 24-year-old female suffering from different-sized reddish, scaly patches in my pubic area. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 24 years old female suffering from reddish patches of different sizes in my pubic area. They are scaly patches and not inflamed and also without any pus. What could be the reason for these patches?Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I read your query and understand your concern. I reviewed your picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The condition looks like tinea cruris. Tinea cruris is a fungal infection of the groin. I suggest you to follow a...  Read Full »

Why is antifungal medicine not working for my skin problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from a skin condition for about four years in groin area as you can see in the attached pictures. There is a dark brown area with sharp borders on upper inner thighs where scrotum touches thighs. There is no itch, pain or burning sensation and it is not raised and also v...  Read Full »

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the pictures (attachments removed to protect patient identity). It does look like fungal infection with some post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. We need to address the infection first and then proceed to pigmentation. Please tell what antifungals...  Read Full »

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