Q. I have rash near the bikini line. What is it?

Answered by
Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Oct 09, 2018

Hello doctor,

I have developed some sort of a rash near the bikini line (on the inner left side of the thigh). It is extremely itchy and uncomfortable. Could you please tell me what it is. The image is attached.

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetology Dermatology Venereology
#

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have gone through your complaints and reviewed the attached photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is tinea which is a superficial fungal infection of the skin. You need to take oral and topical antifungals. If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to take tablet Terbinafine (tablet Sebifin) 250 mg twice daily and apply Luliconazole cream (Lulifin cream) on the affected area once daily. For itching, take tablet Levocetirizine 5 mg twice daily. These need to be continued for four weeks. These are prescription drugs and should be taken under the supervision of the doctor. Also, keep the area dry and clean, avoid sharing of soaps and towel, stay in a cool airy environment and wear loose-fitting cotton clothes.

Thank you doctor,

I am pregnant. So these medicines are fine to take now?

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetology Dermatology Venereology
#

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

You do not have to take oral antifungal medicines in pregnancy. You can apply Luliconazole cream on the affected areas once daily and take antihistaminic like tablet Chlorpheniramine Maleate 4 mg once daily at bedtime for itching. Continue this for two weeks and revert.

Thank you doctor,

I have now developed another rash on my feet. Attaching image. Could you please tell me what this is? Can I use the same cream for this as well?

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetology Dermatology Venereology
#

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I have reviewed the attached photograph and it is also looking like ringworm infection (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You can apply the same cream (Luliconazole) on it as well. If associated with itching, take antihistaminic like tablet Chlorpheniramine Maleate 4 mg once daily at bedtime. These medicines are safe in pregnancy. Just wanted to ask you whether this rash is present on one foot or both the feet?

Thank you doctor,

It is present in both feet. It keeps coming back but clears up on its own.

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetology Dermatology Venereology
#

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I would recommend you to apply the same cream for two weeks and revert.

Thank you doctor,

But, why does it keep coming back and at the same spot? Is it because I do not treat it with any cream or medicines?

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetology Dermatology Venereology
#

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

It is looking like tinea most likely. It will recur at the same spot if you are not using any medicines for it. Apply Luliconazole cream once daily for two weeks. If it does not improve, the other possibility is eczema.

Hi doctor,

Thank you for answering all my questions so patiently.

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