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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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. 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 »

I have a fungal infection under my inner thigh. Kindly suggest some medication.

Query: Hi doctor, I have developed some fungal infection under my inner thigh. It is itching badly. It is red and round with elevated outer edges. It is very close to scrotum. It first developed two weeks before. When I applied Clotrimazole it got cured but recurred again now. Can you advise some medicatio...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fungal infection indeed is very problematic if it becomes recurrent. First of all you keep the following precaution in mind. Do not keep the area wet at all. Use powder frequently to keep it dry. Avoid itching and do not scratch it. Change the undergarments regularly. A...  Read Full »

Why am I having rashes forming on the groin area?

Query: Hello, I noticed rashes forming from groin and spreading up to stomach and chest area. I have attached the reports and photos here, kindly go through it.   Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports and photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity) in detail. It appears to be due to scabies or fungal infection. I would like to know the following details: What is your age? What are all the symptoms that you ha...  Read Full »

I have a red spot around the urethra with a tight foreskin. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. I weigh 80 kg and I am 5 feet 4 inches. I have been suffering from an inflammation while urinating with a red spot around the urethra. I went to my physician. He prescribed me a tablet Ofloxacin and syrup Oricitral for 5 days. After that the inflammation got reduc...  Read Full »


Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and went through your photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It definitely looks like you have balanoposthitis with phimosis. Did you have sexual contact with anyone other than your regular partner? Does your partner have any...  Read Full »

Even after treatment, why is my fungal infection not getting resolved?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a fungal infection in my groin area and even after taking the medication the problem was persistent. The doctor has advised checking diabetes and thyroid. I would like to have a master health checkup including the tests the doctor has suggested. What all should I consider? I am 2...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Master health checkup is better to perform but not absolutely necessary at your age. Fungal infections in the groin area not responding to treatment require an immunosuppressive state to be ruled out. Firstly, if you are on any immunosuppressive drugs, then stop them. The...  Read Full »

Why is Itch Guard not helping the dry, itchy, and flaky patches in the groin?

Query: Hi doctor, I have itching in my groin for the past three weeks. I have tried using a Itch guard. But there is no relief and the affected areas are becoming black. Please help.   Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether you are doing excess scratching and rubbing of the lesion. Please mention whether you have intense itching. Please mention whether you have excessive sweating and whether you use tight inners. Please mention whether you are using razors on it....  Read Full »

Please suggest medications for redness in the head of the penis.

Query: Hello doctor, I have red skin on the head of the penis. The forehead of the penis is red and when I pull skin up, I see some thick water like liquid (sometime look like it is white) is coming out of skin. The whole area where water coming out is red and looking like it has injuries or cuts. This si...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, it can be candidal balanitis. Treatment for the same is antifungal medications. But to be sure of diagnosis kindly send an image of the involved area and revert back so that oral medications can be advised along with topical. For more information con...  Read Full »

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