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What are the symptoms of jock itch?

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Posted on Thu, 21 May 2015
Question: I think I have jock itch. I am female and my upper thigh inner leg area is itchy and the skin is falling off. I wen to a dermatologist and she prescribed clindamycin phosphate topical lotion. She never looked at the affected area. But after reading up on the medication I am wondering if this is the right thing to take or if there is an over the counter med that would do the job. I also have tines versicolar and tend to get fungus I the areas where I sweat.
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly provide pictures

Detailed Answer:
Hi

I understand your concern regarding your skin problem and I hope I am able to help you in the same.
Clindamycin is an antibiotic cream and does not have any role in fungal infections.
I would like to have a look at the exact skin condition to see if it is a fungal or a bacterial infection .
Please click some close up pictures of the affected area and upload them here on this page.
I am sure I will be able to help you better once you provide me the pictures .

Dr Geetika Paul

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What are the symptoms of jock itch?

Brief Answer: Kindly provide pictures Detailed Answer: Hi I understand your concern regarding your skin problem and I hope I am able to help you in the same. Clindamycin is an antibiotic cream and does not have any role in fungal infections. I would like to have a look at the exact skin condition to see if it is a fungal or a bacterial infection . Please click some close up pictures of the affected area and upload them here on this page. I am sure I will be able to help you better once you provide me the pictures . Dr Geetika Paul