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

Have white itchy patches on groin area. Looking for cure

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2006
Answered : 2015 Questions
I have white itchy patches on my groin
Posted Fri, 15 Feb 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Kalpana Pathak 1 hour later
Thanks for writing to us.
Going by the description and the images you have downloaded, it seems you are having ring worm of groin or tinea cruris.

To treat the same -
Keep the area dry, dust with antifungal powder after bathing
Wear loose cotton underclothes
Apply a steroid antifungal cream like momoz t cream( contains mometasone and terbinafine cream)
If its too itchy take oral cetirizine.
Sometimes when the lesions do not respond to topical therapy, taking oral fluconazole 150 mg once in a week for few weeks help.

I would also like to mention these are prescription drugs, so consulting a doctor nearby for a prescription and follow up is required.

Hope that answers your query. Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Follow-up: Have white itchy patches on groin area. Looking for cure 1 hour later
Thank you very much for the details and i will follow the instruction given by you. Actually problem started with wearing tight jeans.. i will avoid those and see how i get recover.

Mam also i want to know whether its curable or it might happen recurrently and how long will it take to cure if we are under regular treatment
Answered by Dr. Kalpana Pathak 1 hour later
Thanks for writing back,
Wear very tight denims may induce fungal infection due to sweat and friction. That is why to prevent fungal infection of groin, wearing loose cotton clothes are advised.
To prevent further recurrence, keep the area as much dry as possible and dust the area with clotrimazole antifungal powder.

Fungal infections are completely curable. In your case with in a week or two, you will have complete recovery. Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Dermatologist

© 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