Suggest treatment for red sore breakout on the top of legs and groin

Posted on Mon, 8 Jun 2015 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: good day.a small red out break at top of both legs in groin only. have this last 10 month I think after trip to a swimming pool.all most like a cold sore areal hot shower gives sum relief short term
Answered by Dr. Charu Bansal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
tinea cruris is most likely possibility

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Welcome to
I have read your query.
I understand your concern.
As per details and the site of rash you mentioned, the moat likely possibility for your symptoms is a condition of skin called Tinea cruris. It is fungal infection of skin involving the groin area. It is characterised by red colored itchy rash . It may get macerated due to wetting as a result of sweat or water .
Various precipitating factors are excess sweating, hot humid weather, contaminated swimming pool.
In such cases, I prefer to advise topical antifungals like clotrimazole cream and tablet fluconazole.
Keep the area clean and dry.
Visit your doctor so that he can do clinical examination of the area and give you prescription.
You can share my opinion with him.
I hope it helps.
Stay healthy.
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