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Suggest treatment for itchy red rashes on inner thigh and sides of scrotum

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Posted on Thu, 21 May 2015
Question: I have a red bumpy/pimply looking rash on my upper inner thighs and sides of scrotum. Appears and red bumps some appear as white heads/blisters.. Peeling in parts. Mildly itchy and mild discomfort. What would this be?
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Fungal infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for the query and photographs.
You have developed fungal infection.
The area of groin is moist and is prone to develop these infections.
Treatment can be with a combination of oral and topical antifungals.
Various antifungal powders are available.
These can help reduce the moisture as well as control the infection.
I treat such cases with a combination of oral itraconazole capsule and topical clotrimazole powder.
This combination gives excellent response.
You can try this in consultation with your doctor
Let me know if you have any other doubt.
Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar (13 minutes later)
The inside of my butt cheeks is also red/irritated and itchy, is that normal with a fungal infection?
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (16 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Redness is common

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the follow up.
Yes redness and irritation is common with fungal infection.
Please follow the advice given by me.
You will get relief.
Let me know if you have any other doubt.
Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Neel Kudchadkar
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar (40 minutes later)
One last question, what i have does not appear to herpes right? I should not have any concern about herpes?
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (20 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Not herpes

Detailed Answer:
Hello
It is definitely not herpes.
There is nothing to worry.
Just relax and follow the advice.
Soon you will get relief.
Let me know if you have any other doubt.
Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Pradeep Vitta
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar (19 hours later)
My last follow up question, about a month ago before this rash started in my thighs i noticed some irritated skin and a little bit of discoloration on the glans of my penis. In one of the pictures you can see a small darkened spot round in shape on the left. On the right there is some brownish/purple spots and patches. Is this normal or anything to be concerned about? Should i worry about having sex in my relationship?
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It is normal

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the follow up.
This discolouration is dilated vein.
There is nothing to worry its a normal thing.
It will subside on its own.
Go ahead with the medication advised by me
Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Neel Kudchadkar
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Suggest treatment for itchy red rashes on inner thigh and sides of scrotum

Brief Answer: Fungal infection Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for the query and photographs. You have developed fungal infection. The area of groin is moist and is prone to develop these infections. Treatment can be with a combination of oral and topical antifungals. Various antifungal powders are available. These can help reduce the moisture as well as control the infection. I treat such cases with a combination of oral itraconazole capsule and topical clotrimazole powder. This combination gives excellent response. You can try this in consultation with your doctor Let me know if you have any other doubt. Thank you