Intertrigo

Intertrigo occurs as a rash on the skin folds, such as behind the ears, under the arms, finger webs, and groins. It occurs due to excessive sweating, aging, and diabetes. The affected region shows inflammation with redness. It is treating by using topical antibiotic creams and topical antifungal creams.

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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 »

I have recurrent eczema and fungal infections. How to treat it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a chronic problem for the past six to seven years. I have the problem itching in all the skin folds and the pressed areas like under the belt including genital areas and anus. I showed the same to a doctor and he diagnosed this as eczema and fungal infection. The doctor presc...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history, past treatment and its response are suggestive of intertrigo, a fungal infection of the body folds. In people with heavy sweating activities, diabetes, overweight, those wearing tight clothing and in people with prolonged sitting activities the body folds ar...  Read Full »

What should I do to help the skin rashes on groin?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed a slight skin rash on both sides of the groin. I am not sure how long it has been there. I do not have any symptoms like itching. It is slightly worse on the right than the left.  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is intertrigo or friction rash. Apply Miconazole ointment or gel twice daily for 15 days, Clotrimazole dusting powder after bath for one month. Take tablet Levocetirizine 5 mg at night ...  Read Full »

What could be the itchy lesion behind the ear leaking clear liquid?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some lesions on the right back of my ear on the outer side. It is red and itchy, and when I rubbed, it leaks a clear liquid. When it dries up, there is a crust that makes it tight and itchy. There is also a little red patch on the skin below the ear. What can I do to stop the l...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not rub the lesions. Otherwise, you will get the further infection. Keep the area clean and dry. Do not remove the crusts. If you want to clean the area, use an antiseptic solution (Povidone-iodine in dilution of 1:4) and apply an antibiotic ointment. Send a clear...  Read Full »

How to treat a painless, non-itchy red scratch above the butt area?

Query: Hello doctor, I have what looks like a red scratch or stress point starting above my butt and going down. It might be intergluteal cleft intertrigo, from the research I have done. It almost looks like a pale pink scar. It does not itch, hurt, ooze, peel, develop scabs or scales, or bother me other ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Redness over the gluteal cleft is caused by friction, sweating and may be due to intertrigo. Intertrigo is caused by bacterial or fungal infection leading to maceration of the skin.  Read Full »

How can I prevent the appearance of rash in between testicle and anal area?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been working for about 10 hours a day in the sun for the past three days. When I work long days and keep walking, I get sores, rashes and irritation between my testicles and anal area. It is happening more frequently than it has in the past. They typically go away in about two to t...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This appears to be a case of intertrigo, a kind of dermatitis or inflammatory condition of skin folds. It usually get induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. It may be secondarily infected by candidal an...  Read Full »

What causes of a pink spot on testicles?

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed for some time now that the skin in my groin area looks gray and when I looked close, I saw that my skin was peeling and there were a few pink spots. And my scrotum began to itch. I assumed it was a jock itch. So, two days ago, I purchased Lotrimin Ultra and applied it in my g...  Read Full »


Dr. G.s.s. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern is intertrigo secondary to candida yeast infection. It is not a contagious disease. I suggest you start using Sporanox (Itraconazole) 100 mg one capsule every day for 16 consecutive days. There are no food restrictions when you take this medicine but avoi...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for neck infection in a 4-month-old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby boy is 4 months old. He is suffering from neck infection.  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and reviewed the attached photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your child is having intertrigo which is inflammation of the body fold. I would recommend you to apply Clobetasone and Miconazole cream (Eumosone M crea...  Read Full »

Please suggest a medicine for fungal infection of the toe.

Query: Hello doctor, There is a fungal infection between my toes. My doctor advised me to apply a Bifonazole cream. But, it is not showing any result. My wife having the same problem last month, applied Salactin paint and it got cured in just four days. So, can I apply the same cream too?  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have digital intertrigo. Continue the application of antifungal cream which you have. Also, Salactin paint (a combination of Salicylic acid and Lactic acid) can be applied at bedtime. Still, if there is no response, then visit a dermatologist so that pari...  Read Full »

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