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Itchy reddish pus filled rashes on thighs and groin. Chances of STD?

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Hi, I have a itchy red rash on both my thighs near my groin. It also pusses sometimes. Is that an std?
Posted Wed, 11 Jul 2012 in Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Answered by Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani 27 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query.

I would like to have some more information from your side so that I can answer your query properly.

1. Since how many days you have this rash?
2. Rash is having a defined border? Does it itch a lot?
3. Do you had any unprotected act with some one?

Please reply.

I will be waiting for reply.


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Follow-up: Itchy reddish pus filled rashes on thighs and groin. Chances of STD? 19 minutes later
The rash has been on and off since February or March. It itches sometimes. It starts at the scrotum and goes down an inch maybe. More on the left thigh than the right. I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend for 2 years
Answered by Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani 1 hour later

Good to hear from you again.

From the description it seems that what you are having is fungal infection of the area.

Fungal infection lasts for months when left untreated.

There is nothing to worry about, just visit your doctor will give local anti fungal creams and tablets as per need.

At times when there is super added infection pus may be formed. A course of antibiotic will take care of this.

In general:

Wear loose fitting clothing made of cotton or synthetic materials designed to wick moisture away from the surface.
Avoid sharing clothing and towels or washcloths.
Allow the groin to dry completely after showering before covering with clothes.
Antifungal powders or sprays may be used once a day to prevent infection.

This will prevent recurrent infection and help with this one.

I hope this helps and clarify your concern.

Please write again if you have something more to ask.

In case you do not have further query, please accept the answer.

Wishing you good health.



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