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Itching near genitals, skin peeling between legs due to excessive scratching. Cause of worry?

I need help. This days, i m scratching oftenly or even sometimes the side of my left leg near my genital (i m a male) and I found it so itchy that i coudln t explain where I get it. When I notice on one day, I look at it, and I saw that somewhat the skin is peeling or what should I say when the skin of our palm peel off ,, just like that, is this dangerous? I m worried because it hasn t yet healed.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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hi there,
am dr.surendran
nice to meet you here in HCMagic
Groin itch ,mostly contagious. It can be passed from one male to the next by direct skin-to-skin contact or contact with unwashed clothing.
groin itch usually stays around the creases in the upper thigh and does not involve the scrotum or penis. It is often less severe than other tinea infections, but may last a long time. groin itch may spread to the anus, causing anal itching and discomfort.

Other causes of itching in the groin include:

Lichen simplex chronicus
Pubic lice
Chemical irritation
Jock itch usually responds to self-care within a couple of weeks:

1 Keep the skin clean and dry.
2 Don't wear clothing that rubs and irritates the area.
3Apply topical over-the-counter anti fungal or drying powders, such as those that contain miconazole, clotrimazole, or tolnaftate.
hope i helped your query
with regards
hcmagic dr.surendiran
Answered: Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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