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 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. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I notice trash forming in the penis head. Kindly provide a permanent solution.

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I notice trash getting formed in the penis head. Sometimes, it is itching and sometimes giving a foul smell. This started early last month. But then it worsened later. I have been washing it regularly with warm water and after a couple of days, it again forms. Kindly provide ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be a fungal infection. If possible send me images so that I can see and suggest you properly.   Read Full »

I have white patches around the head of the penis. Could you suggest a treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, It looks like from three days, I am suffering from genital candidiasis. Around the head of the penis, there is irritation and soreness, itchiness and white patches on the skin. I have tried applying coconut oil and eating yogurt for two days. I feel it has reduced. Could you please sug...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Relax and do not worry. If possible, send me images. Regarding candidiasis, I suggest you apply Candid-B (Clotrimazole and Beclometasone) cream twice daily on affected areas. For more information consult a urologist online.  Read Full »

How can I overcome the itching and rashes due to the ringworm infection in my genital area?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and suffering from a ringworm infection in my genital area. I cannot go to consult a doctor. I have itching and rashes around my genital area. It has spread over a large area. I request you to tell me about medicine and cream so I can get rid of it. I have severe itch...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com As per the history and image provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it appears as Tinea cruris which is a ringworm infection mostly appearing in the folds, including genital and perianal areas. Fungal infections appear on folds due to the st...  Read Full »

I have chronic dark black, dry, scaly and itchy patches on my groin area. What could be the reason for this?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chronic dark black patches with dry, scaly skin around my groin area. There is itching and discharge after I scratch the affected area. It has been there for the past four years and has grown to form a big patch (7 to 8 cm). I want your advice. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. As per the history and the images provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), the condition is called tinea cruris. It is a fungal infection that appears due to moisture retention. It can be transmitted by sharing the b...  Read Full »

I am experiencing itching genitalia. Can you please suggest some medication?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 37 years old. I am suffering from itching genitalia for over one week and the severity would range from low to medium. It is mostly due to sweating in that area. I had applied Topinate cream. Right now, I have severe itching on my genitals, that is testicles, and also the area belo...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and they are normal. The liver function test is slightly raised, but there is no need to worry about such levels. The ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) is raised. Blood sugar levels are no...  Read Full »

I have had redness on the outer groin for a month, which is painful. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had redness on the outer groin for a month or so. Now it is red and raw in the groin crease and painful because of the friction. Also, a couple of new growths I have never noticed before. Are those skin tags, warts, or moles?  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the clinical image attached (attachment removed to protect patient's identity), it appears to be intertrigo (superficial fungal infection due to chronic friction, sweating, occlusive tight wear). Apply Luliconazole cream twice daily for three weeks or Mi...  Read Full »

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