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Noticed patchy skin near vagina. Is this due to yeast infection?

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Posted on Wed, 5 Mar 2014
Question: My girlfriend has a dry flakey patch of skin inside her right leg kinda by her vagina, i believe its a yeast infection rash due to the immediate peeling, no pain, and no blisters
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer: Could be Fungal infection Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for posting at HealthcareMagic. Groin folds are a common site of fungal infection. Its because of the fact that sweat gets trapped in between groin folds and gives rise to an environment conducive for fungal growth. Hot, humid weather predisposes it even more. If i were the treating dermatologist i would have asked to apply a topical steroid+antifungal cream twice daily for 2 - 4 weeks. Use of an antifungal dusting powder like Clotrimazole dusting powder would prevent it from recurring. take care regards
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Kakkar (16 minutes later)
So it doesnt look std like to you? Fingers crossed :/
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer: Does'nt seem to be an STD Detailed Answer: No. It does'nt seem to be an STD. Seems more like a fungal infection. :-) I guess it must be a little itchy too. take care regards
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Kakkar (11 minutes later)
Thank you very much, peace of mind ha thanks i will apply the cream to her and hopefully it will be gone
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer: you are welcome :-) Detailed Answer: Thanks for posting at XXXXXXX Do tell me the response after 2 weeks. take care
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Kakkar (6 minutes later)
Well do thanks
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer: :-) Detailed Answer: take care dr. kakkar
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Kakkar (48 minutes later)
Hey doc i was wondering what where the creams you recomended again, and she is also allergic to penisilin if that would cause any problems?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (8 hours later)
Brief Answer: Antifungal cream Detailed Answer: Hi. you can ask her to apply either a plain antifungal cream (clotrimazole cream - You can find this OTC) OR if she has itching in that area then you can ask her to apply an Antifungal+steroid cream like clotrimazole+beclomethasone cream. Penicillin allergy won't cause any problems Take care regards.
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Noticed patchy skin near vagina. Is this due to yeast infection?

Brief Answer: Could be Fungal infection Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for posting at HealthcareMagic. Groin folds are a common site of fungal infection. Its because of the fact that sweat gets trapped in between groin folds and gives rise to an environment conducive for fungal growth. Hot, humid weather predisposes it even more. If i were the treating dermatologist i would have asked to apply a topical steroid+antifungal cream twice daily for 2 - 4 weeks. Use of an antifungal dusting powder like Clotrimazole dusting powder would prevent it from recurring. take care regards