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Rings in the groin area. What is the cause and treatment?

Hi, I have 2 rings on my groin where the scrotum touches the leg, on the leg section. These are red on the outside and a yellowish/brown on the inside, and are about 1cm in diameter. My scrotum in the area that touches these rings is red and itchy. It's been there for about 5 days now and isn't disappearing, what could be the cause and solution?
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
The fungus that most commonly causes JOCK ITCH is called TRICHOPHYTON RUBRUM .
The rash of jock itch starts in the groin fold usually on both sides. If the rash advances , it usually advances down the inner thigh. The advancing edge is redder and more raised than areas that have been infected longer. The skin with in the border turns a reddish- brown and loses much of it's scale.
Jock itch caused by T.Rubrum does not involve the scrotum or penis. If those areas involved, the most likely agent is Candida albicans, the same type of yeast that causes vaginal yeast infections.
1.Wear loose fitting clothing made of cotton or synthetic materials designed to wick moisture away from the surface.
2.Avoid sharing clothing and towels or wash cloths.
3.Allow the groin to dry completely after showering before covering cloths.
4. Anti fungal powders or sprays may be used once a day to prevent infection.
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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There appears to be some sort of infection and as a result of which the area around scrotum has started appearing red. To prevent the further spread of this infection, the inguinal node appear to have gained some prominence which you are referring as rings. Better get investigated and ruleout infection. Use of proper antibiotic will cure your problem.
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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