Tinea Cruris

Tinea cruris, also called jock itch, is a fungal infection that commonly affects the inner thighs and groin region of men. It results in extremely itchy red rashes on the skin. It is frequently seen in athletes and people who sweat a lot.

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What is the best way to treat jock itch?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an itchy red patch jock itch on my inner thighs for the past four weeks. I have tried using Cloben G, Candid B, Betnovate prescribed by my family doctor on the affected area. Unfortunately, the results are that it has grown and turned out more red. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Jock itch is caused due to fungal infection also called tinea cruris. First of all, I would advise you to stop using all these mentioned creams because they contain a steroid, and it will cause more severe and resistant skin infections that would be difficult to treat....  Read Full »

What could cause severe itching between the inner thighs and the testicles?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a severe itchy testicular area and the area between my inner thigh and testicle. It is painful and sometimes itching. I have seen no lesion except the one that seems lighter in color and like a dry 1 cm in diameter. I used some antifungal cream and Cortisone cream but no improv...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. Your statement has been suffering from severe itching in the testicular area and the area between thigh and testicle. According to the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) provided here, you may ...  Read Full »

How to manage tinea cruris?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old male, and I have a rash around my jock area. When I use Dermovate lotion, it disappears for a couple of days. But when I use Lamisil lotion, it becomes redder. What does that mean? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Hari Pathave

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for providing the information. If possible, provide me photographs of the affected areas that will help me better understand your skin problem and make a proper treatment plan. Thank you.  Read Full »

How to get rid of fungal infection in private area?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old male. My weight is 93 kg, and I am 6 feet tall. I have fungal problems in private areas.  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, but please understand that I will be able to give you medications and specific treatment only after confirming my diagnosis of a fungal infection and its severity. As it is a sensitive area, I need to see an attached photo of the lesion...  Read Full »

Is there any medicine that can permanently cure tinea cruris?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 57 years old man. I have fungal infection between my leg joints for the past 25 years. I am controlling it by applying Canesten S cream after taking a bath in the morning every day. Is there any medicine that can cure this condition entirely? Can I live without medication?  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry, and I will help you with your concern. History suggests you have tinea cruris that is a type of fungal infection. First of all, please stop applying Canesten S (Beclometasone and Clotrimazole) cream as it contains a strong steroid that will damage your ...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor i have itching problem in groin for past 3 weeks i applied itch guard but it doesn't work and areas were became black please help me  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Excess Scratching and rubbing of lesion ? Intense itching ? Dry flaky areas? Excess sweating? Tight inners? Razor use? Moist/wet body areas? Extent of involvement? widespread? Since when it appeared? previous treatment details? Stop itch guard,it worsens lesions. Answer the questions for det...  Read Full »

Are recurrent itchy spots on groin more common in diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48-year-old male with a history of borderline hyperglycemia under medication. I am repeatedly getting some multiple itchy points in my groin. There is a central main spot with eruption and whiteheads in one groin fold. The itching is more on the main spot, and some itching is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your history and photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you have developed tinea cruris. Tinea is a kind of superficial fungal infection. Diabetic patients are more prone to develop fungal infections. We need to start you antifungal...  Read Full »

Why does my long standing black mark suddenly turned with rashes and inflammation?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a black skin mark on my buttocks for the past three years, but now I have inflammation, rashes, and dicomfort. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and have seen the attached photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From the photos, it looks like an acute on chronic (recent episode on an already present condition) fungal infection / Tinea cruris. There is no need for p...  Read Full »

What is the best solution for fungal infections?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife and I have fungal infections. I have ring-like infection on thighs and on buttocks. My wife has a little lump like infection around the vagina which are so itchy and burning sensation. We took tablet Terbinafine 250 mg for two weeks and Clotrimazole cream. It had good resul...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you mentioned that you have ring-like lesion, it suggests you have Tinea cruris. It is a kind of fungal infection only. Since infection has recurred we need to start you on better antifungal treatment for a long term relief and to prevent further recurrences. Cl...  Read Full »

What causes long term skin disease in the thigh joint?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from skin disease in the thigh joint for long. I am using Mometasone, Terbinafine and PBF gel. Also, I had Ofloxacin and Levocetirizine for more than two months, but the situation is the same. What is this disease? Please advise any medicine or test in order to get c...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaunak Patel

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Due to prolonged use of the creams, the original picture has been altered (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and a clear-cut diagnosis is difficult to establish. Going by the area and some other signs in all likelihood it seems a case of fungal infection. As...  Read Full »

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