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What causes excessive sweating around the groin area?

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Posted on Wed, 9 Jul 2014
Question: I sweat a lot around my groin area, odor is awful, tried baby powder & some medicated powder with no luck. I also have occasional growths in that area and because I sweat so much, I itch, scratch and of coarse the growths start to bleed. Suggestions???
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Answered by Dr. Hardik Pitroda (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Oral and topical antibiotics and antifungal drugs

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thank you for posting on HCM.
I can understand your concern regarding the skin condition.
From your description, it seems you have Trichomycosis pubis, a kind of bacterial infection involving hair shaft forming tiny growth of bacteria called concretions.
Its mostly seen in individuals who sweat excessively. Sometimes these areas get superinfected by fungus additionally.
I would advise you short course of oral antibiotics like erythromycin or azithromycin along with oral antifungal drugs like fluconazole.
Apply a cream containing antibiotic like mupirocin and a cream containining antifungal drug like clotrimazole. Mix both the creams and apply thrice a day over affected areas.
Use antifungal dusting powder like clotrimazole everytime you are going out.
Use antiseptic soap like triclosan for daily rinsing of those areas.
For itching you can take antihistaminics as required.
I am sure if the treatment regimen is rightly followed, you will be fine soon.
Let me know if there is any more queries.
Thank you and take care
Dr Hardik Pitroda
M.D Dermatology
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What causes excessive sweating around the groin area?

Brief Answer: Oral and topical antibiotics and antifungal drugs Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for posting on HCM. I can understand your concern regarding the skin condition. From your description, it seems you have Trichomycosis pubis, a kind of bacterial infection involving hair shaft forming tiny growth of bacteria called concretions. Its mostly seen in individuals who sweat excessively. Sometimes these areas get superinfected by fungus additionally. I would advise you short course of oral antibiotics like erythromycin or azithromycin along with oral antifungal drugs like fluconazole. Apply a cream containing antibiotic like mupirocin and a cream containining antifungal drug like clotrimazole. Mix both the creams and apply thrice a day over affected areas. Use antifungal dusting powder like clotrimazole everytime you are going out. Use antiseptic soap like triclosan for daily rinsing of those areas. For itching you can take antihistaminics as required. I am sure if the treatment regimen is rightly followed, you will be fine soon. Let me know if there is any more queries. Thank you and take care Dr Hardik Pitroda M.D Dermatology