Skin Itching


I daily walk 10 km in morning due to which I sweat a lot especially in groin and anal region. Resultantly I developed itching in groin, scrotum and anal region. Doctor prescribed Hydrazloe etc. and got recovered up to some extent but still itching starts when get excessively sweat or wet. the serious thing is the affected area is quite red and showing distinct different color (red) from rest of the bost. I need to keep continue my walk but recover my body color normal and itching cured. Please guide.

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Asma Qaiser Qureshi

It seems youre having Tinea Cruris. (Jock's Itch)

Fungal groin infection (tinea cruris) is an infection of the groin caused by a fungus. Treatment with an antifungal cream usually works well. And/or oral medications where required. The tips given below may help to prevent recurrences.

What is fungal groin infection (tinea cruris) and how do you get it?
Fungal groin infection (tinea cruris) is a fungal skin infection of the groin. Some types of fungal germs (fungi) are commonly found on human skin. They usually do no harm. However, if conditions are right they can 'invade' the skin, multiply and cause infection. The conditions fungi like best are warm, moist and airless areas of skin, such as the groin.

What are the symptoms of fungal groin infection (tinea cruris)?
Typically, the groin becomes itchy and irritable, mainly in the crease between the top of the leg and the genitals. It is more common in men,and the scrotum may also be itchy. A red rash then develops in the groin, usually with a definite edge or border. Both groins are commonly affected. The rash often spreads a short way down the inside of both thighs.

Sometimes the infection spreads to the skin on other parts of the body (or may have first started in another area, such as athlete's foot). Fungal infections do not usually go deeper than the skin into the body and are not usually serious.

The following tips may prevent fungal groin infection (tinea cruris) from recurring:

- Wash your groin daily; then dry thoroughly. Drying is perhaps the most important point. It is easy to put on underwear when your groin is not quite dry. The damp groin is then an ideal site for fungal germs (fungi) to multiply. (A hairdryer is useful if you have hairy groins.)

- Change underwear daily. Fungi may multiply in flakes of skin in unwashed underwear.

- Do not share towels with people in communal changing rooms. Wash towels frequently.

- Keep your own towel when you have a fungal skin infection to reduce the chance of passing on the fungus to others.

- Use a sulfur soap for bath. Helps if you sweat a lot.

- Take a bath right after your workout.

- Good skin hygiene.
- Avoiding prolonged wetting or dampness of the skin and feet.
- Avoiding trainers, which can retain sweat and promote a warm, moist environment.
- Wearing clean, loose-fitting underwear.

For further advice with medications please visit your dermatologist.


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Thanks for the reply and so hard efforts..

But confusion is that can I go only with these guidelines or there is a physian also who could I consult for treatment??

2 years ago

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