Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
139 Doctors are Online

Burning in the groin area. Herpes? Have anemia

Hi, I m 16 and I have a question but I m too embarrassed to as. The skin in between my legs burn , like right on the sides of the opening of vagina . It burns really bad, especially when I shower and wash down there. I was thinking maybe it could be herpes , but there s no bumps and it is just scaly, red, skin that burns all day to the touch. whay can this be? im sexually active and have anemia , if that had anything to do with it. please help?
Asked On : Sun, 24 Feb 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  47
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
General & Family Physician 's  Response

I am Dr Mbong. When it concerns health please don't be ever embarrassed to ask. :-)

Given the fact that you didnt notice any bumps or have no bumps, herpes is not very likely. Often with friction and heat in between the legs or other areas like the armpit, beneath the breast etc, the skin may slough-off, become infected and red and painful. It may also be due to skin fungal infection for which you will need medication. I don't think it has anything to do with the anemia.

So preferably see a physician for proper examination and investigation. By the way, I hope you are practicing safe sex.


Dr Mbong
Answered: Sun, 24 Feb 2013
I find this answer helpful

2 Doctors agree with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor