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Burning sensation in groin area due to excessive intake of coffee - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   hello
User :   i have been having a burning sensation around my groin area for the last couple of week. It is off and on. It usually bother me when I either apply pressure or drink soft drinks.
Doctor :  
ok
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is there pain/burning/discomfort while passing urine?
User :   sometimes i can feel a brief sharp pain
User :   no. not at all.
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i an urinate normally without any burning or pain
User :   *am
User :   *can
Doctor :  
do you have burning sensation in upper stomach?
User :   no
Doctor :  
is there a rash associated?
User :   no
Doctor :  
is there itching associated?
User :   not really
User :   minor
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is the skin in the area similar to the surrounding skin? or has it changed in color or texture after this burning sensation has started?
User :   yes
User :   the color is the same
User :   no abnormal color
Doctor :  
please provide your age, gender, location
User :   23, male,
Doctor :  
please describe the skin in the affected area
User :   normal
Doctor :  
does the burning sensation increase in presence of moisture/sweat?
User :   no
Doctor :  
do you tend to sweat more in that area?
User :   no
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i have been drinking lots of mountain dew for the past couple of months
Doctor :  
ok
User :   which is not obvioiusly not good for you
Doctor :  
is there a family history of diabetes in th efamily?
Doctor :  
*family
User :   not nearly as much water as i should be drinking but hav started drinkin lots recently
User :   no
Doctor :  
ok
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drinking about 10-12 glasses water per day is good
Doctor :  
usually the common cause for such symptoms is fungal infection in the area
User :   definitely...i think drinking way too much caffiene may hav somethin to do with it
User :   ok
Doctor :  
it could be, caffiene in excess is known to cause itching and burning sensation in sensititive areas
User :   ok
User :   i can really feel the burning if i drink lots of coffee and caffiene
Doctor :  
so reducing caffiene intake in all forms could help
User :   that is when the pain sometimes comes
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
so your symptoms are related to increased caffiene intake
User :   i believe so
Doctor :  
ok
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so avoid taking caffiene in all forms
User :   i recently quit drinking alcohol and my caffiene intake has increased lots
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and see if that helps
User :   ok great
Doctor :  
keep the affected areas dry
Doctor :  
apply Caladryl lotion 2-3 times a day after drying the area with soft tissue
User :   if i had an std it would prob burn while urinating?
Doctor :  
yes, usually it should have propped up
User :   ok
Doctor :  
with symptoms of burning, pain while urination
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and also sometimes while having intercourse
User :   ok
Doctor :  
wash your groin area with antifungal soap
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twice a day
User :   ok
Doctor :  
using Tea-tree oil will also help to eracdicate any fungal infection if present
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if with these measures you do not find relief
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then visit a dermatologist for examination of the affected area
User :   ok
Doctor :  
and if any skin lesion is found at that time, a test would be performed on it
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follow the above instruction for a week and see if your symptoms are releived
User :   ok great
Doctor :  
if not, a dermatologist opinion is recommended for you
User :   this will help out with the internal burning too
User :   ?
Doctor :  
is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   the application of caladryl oil and no more caffiene intake?
Doctor :  
it should help, if not then you will need to be put on antifungal medication to be taken orally for symptoms relief
User :   ok great
Doctor :  
if the symptoms are due to fungal infection
User :   ok great
Doctor :  
otherwise avoiding caffeine in all forms
User :   ok sounds good
Doctor :  
will help you control the symptoms
User :   thanks for your help
Doctor :  
is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   no that is it
User :   thanks
Doctor :  
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User :   ok i did
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User :   have a great rest of the weekend
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