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Rashes in the hair follicles on thighs and groin area. Itching and inflammation on sweating. Treated for Scabies

I m a male 51 yrs old and have a rash in the hair follicales on my groin and thighs. It looks like rust color but when I sweat it become inflamed and is pink and itchy. I have tried ever otc cream, calmine lotion and now neosporin cream for ezema. Nothing is totaly effictive. What do I have? I went to a Dermitlogist and she suggested Scabies , and underweant the treatment for it. I havent been exposed to people in an old folks home or had sex with an older person to contact Scabies as her diagnosis is Wrong. I contacted this when I was in the Mts and thought I might have Chiggers. The treatment for Scabies is also for Chiggers. I did the treatment 3 times so I dont think I have Chiggers either. What kind of hair follical infections might I have and can I see pictures of different infections to determine what I have. Thanks
Asked On : Fri, 6 Jul 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query,

You might have developed fungal infection.

The area of groin around thigh is very moist and is prone to develop these infections.

Treatment can be with oral antifungals as well as with topical antifungals.

Various antifungal powders like candid are availabe.

These can help reduce the moisture as well as control the infection.

Please dont use any steroid, it can worsen your condition

Please meet a dermatologist for exact diagnosis.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you good health,
Thank you
Answered: Sun, 20 Oct 2013
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