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Dry flaky skin in thigh near vagina. Sexually active. Solution?

Hi, I'm havering dry flaky skin where my inner thigh & vagina meet, sometimes it itches. a doctor from a clinic told me tha it's too moist and to change soaps. I am sexually active (with the same partner) and I just want to know what could possibly cause this ? And how can it be cured ? Should I use lotion or oil or does it need medical attention , please get back toe ASAP. Thanks !
Asked On : Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Dec 2013
Hi,
Welcome and thanks for posting your query to HCM.
You are suffering from fungal infection of the inter-crural areas known as Tinea cruris.
This problem aroused because of exposure to heat and humidity and otherwise also due to continuous sweating i this area as is closed. These factors increases the propensity of fungus to grow. There are chances that if your partner is having similar kind of infection then you can also have contracted the same from him. So you should maintain proper hygiene with twice daily bath, wearing loose cotton clothes, changing your undergarments and general garments two times a day and maintain dry environment to prevent growth of fungus which will prevent recurrent/ further infection. You should take oral and topical treatment of antifungals for around 2-3weeks period under advice of your doctor.
With best health wishes,
Dr Sanjay K Kanodia
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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