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Rash in groin and armpits. Return after treatment ends. Are they harmful?

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rash in groin and armpits at the same time. they go away after treatment and then come back
Posted Mon, 7 May 2012 in Skin Rash
Answered by Dr. Mitaly 19 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query.

Rashes in the armpits and groin can be due to various reasons as :

1) Dermatitis- due to skin infection, allergy, etc.
2) Infection as fungal cause
3) Allergy
4) Erythema

It would be good if you can send me a picture of the affected area which would help me in suggesting you better. You have a feature to upload the reports / image by yourself at the right side of the query page, please utilize that so that I can answer your queries better.

A direct examination by a Dermatologist is the best way to get it diagnosed.

Most simple rashes improve with gentle skin care and avoiding irritating substances. You can follow these things:

Avoid scrubbing your skin.

Use as little soap as possible. Use gentle cleansers instead.

Avoid applying cosmetic lotions or ointments directly on the rash.

Use warm (not hot) water for cleaning. XXXXXXX dry, don't rub.

Leave the affected area exposed to the air as much as possible.

Try calamine medicated lotion.

Hydrocortisone cream (1%) is available without a prescription and may soothe many rashes.

Hope this answers your query. I will be available for follow up query if any.

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