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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Do red spots with intense itching around the thighs indicate tinea cruris?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having red spots and intense itching around my thighs (almost all of the pubic hair area around my genitals). And as a result, I itch every day, and it gets bad at times that I have to scratch a lot. I have it for around a month. Could it be because of the continuous usage of...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems you are having tinea cruris. Tinea cruris is a fungal infection of the groin. I suggest you follow the general measures such as: 1) Do not keep the area wet at all. Use Clotrimazole powder frequently to keep it dry. 2) Avoid itching and do not scratch it...  Read Full »

Please suggest some medicines for itchy red rashes in inner thighs.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from a severe red rash problem on both of my inner thighs. The rashes are itchy and it has destroyed my life completely. It looks like ringworm or jock-itch. In the past, I was suffering from the same thing. But at that time, it was scaly and I had a liquid coming out with...  Read Full »


Dr. Bincy Varghese

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have tinea. Since it is expensive, you need to take proper treatment using oral antifungals to clear the infection. You should stop using Dipsalic (Betamethasone with Salicyclic acid) ...  Read Full »

How do I permanently get rid of tinea cruris?

Query: Hi doctor,I have itchy lesions on both legs (one on each), red with mild pain for two years. Some say it is fungal, and some doctors say it is a viral infection. Kindly provide me with an accurate diagnosis and treatment (with dose and frequency). Also, suggest if I should get any tests done. I have...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The condition you have is known as tinea cruris or corporis (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), which a type of superficial fungal skin infection. Take the following medications for two weeks and then follow back: 1. Ca...  Read Full »

What is the best way to treat jock itch?

Query: Hi 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, and Betnovate as prescribed by the doctor. After using these medicines, it has grown and turned out red. Please help.   Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Jock itch is caused due to fungal infection. It is also called tinea cruris. First, I suggest you stop taking the above-mentioned creams because they contain steroids. It causes severe and resistant skin infections that are difficult to be treated. You can use antif...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I have itching in my groin for the past three weeks. I have tried using a Itch guard. But there is no relief and the affected areas are becoming black. Please help.   Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether you are doing excess scratching and rubbing of the lesion. Please mention whether you have intense itching. Please mention whether you have excessive sweating and whether you use tight inners. Please mention whether you are using razors on it....  Read Full »

What could be the itchy rash on the genital area?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male, weighing 56 kg, and height of about 171 cm. I am on no medications. There is a kind of rash (itchy, irritated). It usually does not bother me, but it has been there for a long time. It is between where the legs join the body and my genital area. I wonder it can be eczema?...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send a few more photographs taken in natural light from different angles and distances. Exactly, how long has it been there? Any history of hypertension or diabetes mellitus?  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

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

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

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

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 »

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