I have had itching and swelling in my inner thighs for more than a week. Could it be jock itch?

Q. Could itching and swelling in the inner thighs be due to a jock itch?

Answered by
Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 20, 2023 and last reviewed on: Sep 25, 2023

Hello doctor,

I have had itching and swelling in my inner thighs for more than a week. I suspect it to be a jock itch, but it is getting rough and dry. Please help me with this.

Thank you.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I hope you are doing well. I have gone through the information that is provided by you and I do understand your concern. As you have mentioned the presence of jock itch which could be a possibility from the information that has been provided from your end, it is always advised to have them examined and assessed for providing proper management options. For the same, I would like to request you provide a clear image of the affected area so that I would be able to assess the severity of the condition and will be able to provide an informative diagnosis along with appropriate management options for the same.

Also, kindly provide information regarding any treatment which has been taken in the past week for the same issue, any history of sweating, the presence of the same condition among close contacts, and any other medical condition or allergies that you may be having. Kindly provide the above information and revert to the same query section. I will be providing the management options including the medications for the issue that you are facing after viewing and assessing the picture of the rashes.

Thank you.

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