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What causes discoloration around the groin area?

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Dr. Kakkar S.

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Posted on Sat, 23 Aug 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have noticed over the last few weeks some areas of discoloration around but not on the groin area.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Possibility of Fungal Infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to healthcaremagic

I am Dr. Kakkar. I have gone through your query and I have understood it. I have also looked at the pictures.

This seems to be a case of fungal infection(Tinea cruris); well defined red, circular patches, limited to the groin region.

I would like to gather more information from you in order to substantiate my diagnosis of Tinea Cruris/Fungal Infection

-Are the patches itchy?Though itching is a subjective symptom and can vary from individual to individual.
-Is there scaling over the patches?

If I was the treating doctor I would have asked you to use a topical antifungal cream e.g clotrimazole 1% cream twice daily for 2-4 weeks.

An oral antifungal e.g fluconazole 150 mg tablet, once every week, for 4 weeks is also advisable.

An OTC antihistamine e.g cetrizine 10 mg once daily would provide you symptomatic relief from itching.

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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 5 minutes later
there is no itching or scaling. is the cream available over the counter?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Fungal Infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Yes, clotrimazole 1% is available OTC. Fluconazole is a prescription drug, however.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 2 minutes later
thank you
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You are welcome

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting your query on healthcaremagic

Wish you good health
Regards
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