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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I have a fungal infection in the groin region, despite applying antifungal cream and taking medications. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have had a fungal infection between my thighs and on my penis for a week, and I continue itching. Now I am using an ELU tablet and Candiforce 100 tablets daily, one at night, and applying Ketovista skin cream for the last three days. Are these sufficient for curing my problem? Kindly ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Candiforce (Itraconazole) is an antifungal medicine, and topical Ketovista is Ketoconazole. This is the treatment for fungal infection. Since I have not seen the condition, I cannot say if it is a fungal infection that you have. For how many days are these medicines ...  Read Full »

I have itching over the pubic area, with no history of sexual intercourse. So what could be its possible cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I have itching over the lower part of my body, scratching on my penis, buttocks, and pubic area. I usually masturbate, but it has been a long time since I had sexual intercourse with a lady, over 10 to 12 years. I would like to know the cause, treatment, and solutions needed.  Read Full »


Dr. Bandam Srinivas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you have are typical of tinea cruris, also known as jock itch. It is a fungal infection that typically affects the skin in the groin, which is warm and moist. It is treatable. I suggest applying antifungal cream, maintaining proper hygiene, and keeping the...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from Tinea cruris for the past four years. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from Tinea cruris for the last four years. I have visited dermatologists many times they prescribed different oral and topical antifungals over four years, including Fluconazole, Itraconazole, Terbinafine, etc. The symptoms were minimized, and I reoccurred soon af...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. Well, you have been taking enough precautions and treatment. Sometimes it becomes chronic if there is underlying diabetes. So get your fasting blood sugar levels evaluated. I suggest you to take the tablet Terbinafine 250 mg once daily for six...  Read Full »

I have small clustered pimples and bumps near the ankle and it itches. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have small clustered pimples near the ankle that itch. There are also mosquito bite-like bumps are seen around different body parts. I am having capsule Itraconazole 200 mg and using Terbinafine cream. I have itching in the genital area, bumps on the testicles, and redness on the lower ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), there appear to be eczema lesions and fungal infections called Tinea corporis and Tinea cruris. Eczema usually occurs due to a hypersensitivity reaction of your skin to...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from tinea cruris for the past year. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 58-year-old female and diabetic patient. My Hb1Ac is 6. I have been suffering from tinea cruris for the past year. I have tried all the medicines, including creams like Clotrimazole, Candid B powder, and tablets like Fluconazole, but nothing worked. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Tinea cruris is common in people with diabetes and require strict control. Your HbA1c is slightly raised. It may require six weeks of treatment, and interrupting treatment can lead to resistant cases. Many patient...  Read Full »

I am a 24-year-old female suffering from different-sized reddish, scaly patches in my pubic area. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 24 years old female suffering from reddish patches of different sizes in my pubic area. They are scaly patches and not inflamed and also without any pus. What could be the reason for these patches?Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I read your query and understand your concern. I reviewed your picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The condition looks like tinea cruris. Tinea cruris is a fungal infection of the groin. I suggest you to follow a...  Read Full »

My groin area itches a lot after a cold bath, and I have rashes. Why is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have rashes in my groin area that itch a lot. In addition, my skin itch for a while after taking a cold bath, which keeps me from falling asleep.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I reviewed the images and the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It appears as tinea cruris. Tinea cruris is a fungal infection most often seen on the folds and private areas where exposure is less. They appear...  Read Full »

My aunty noticed a blackish discoloration over her back. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, My aunty got an infection over her back for three months. As a result, I have a history of blackish discoloration over the back. I attached the images, and I do not have any history of diabetes mellitus or hypertension. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have reviewed the history provided from your end and have viewed the image (the attachments are removed to protect the patient's identity). It appears to be Tinea cruris. Tinea cruris is a fungal infection that affects the skin, especia...  Read Full »

I have had an itchy scrotum with rashes on my buttocks. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had an itchy scrotum with rashes on my buttocks and inner thighs for the past three months. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. The history and images provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) appears as tinea cruris. Tinea cruris is a fungal infection most often seen on the folds and private areas where exposure is less. They...  Read Full »

I have itchiness, puffiness, and sweating in the area between my legs. Why does it occur?

Query: Hi doctor,The area between my legs was sweaty, wet, itchy, and puffy. The balls have a different texture and are sweating profusely, and the skin around them has marks that look like my brief underwear.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. As per the history and images provided, it appears as tinea cruris. Tinea cruris is a fungal infection most commonly found in folds and private areas with less exposure. They appear as a result of sweat and moisture stagnation. The private...  Read Full »

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