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Suggest treatment for puffiness and soreness in the groin area

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: hi I am 23 old female, I was in a lot of hot weather and I got inflammation on my underwear line its like a split on each side the size of a toonie that is puffy and sore and red. I am visiting Japan and need advise.
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Answered by Dr. Rovena Murati (33 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello.

Welcome to Healthcare Magic.

I read carefully your query.

It seems to be a skin irritation due to persistent friction.
You should keep the area dry.Wash the area well with lukewarm water (you can sit on a bathtub for 20 min and this will ease the discomfort).
If the lesions are very painful and you can't avoid further friction ,you can use a mild steroid cream like hydrocortizone 0.5 -1 %.You can buy it over the counter and apply it twice a day for 1 week or until the lesions heal.
Use petroleum jelly or other lubricants to reduce friction.

Hope it helps.
Let me know if you need further help.

Kind regards,
Dr.Rovena Murati

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Suggest treatment for puffiness and soreness in the groin area

Brief Answer: detailed below. Detailed Answer: Hello. Welcome to Healthcare Magic. I read carefully your query. It seems to be a skin irritation due to persistent friction. You should keep the area dry.Wash the area well with lukewarm water (you can sit on a bathtub for 20 min and this will ease the discomfort). If the lesions are very painful and you can't avoid further friction ,you can use a mild steroid cream like hydrocortizone 0.5 -1 %.You can buy it over the counter and apply it twice a day for 1 week or until the lesions heal. Use petroleum jelly or other lubricants to reduce friction. Hope it helps. Let me know if you need further help. Kind regards, Dr.Rovena Murati