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Hi, I have a sore, red weeping rash in my

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Posted on Tue, 15 Jan 2019 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi, I have a sore, red weeping rash in my groin area, what would cause this and how do I treat it?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Intertrigo is a possibility

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Perhaps you have intertrigo which is inflammation of body folds. Sweat/moisture, friction from rubbing and yeast infection (Candida Albicans) play a major role in inducing intertrigo. Intertrigo is more common in hot, humid weather conditions. I suggest you keep the groin folds dry as much as possible.

In addition, I suggest you take an oral antifungal e.g fluconazole 150mg once a week for 4 weeks. You may use an otc topical antifungal e.g Clotrimazole 1% cream, twice daily.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if you need any more assistance


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