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What causes severe itching in the groin area?

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Dr. Rahul Kumar


Practicing since :2010

Answered : 6300 Questions

Posted on Wed, 9 Nov 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hello itchy area in groin I scratch and it bleed ... in two spots I tested negative for herpes 7 months after possible exposure
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Photograph required

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the query.
Probably you have developed fungal infection of groin.
Your symptoms are suggestive of that.
Can you please upload a photograph of the involved area.
This will help me in giving a closer diagnosis and better way of management.
Waiting for your response.
Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Veerisetty Shyamkumar
Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar 1 hour later
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 25 hours later
Brief Answer:
Fungal infection

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the photograph.
It's looking like fungal infection.
I treat such cases with a combination of oral and topical antifungal agents.
A combination of oral fluconazole tablet 150 mg per week for 4 weeks and ointment clotrimazole to be applied twice daily for the same duration works well.
It is safe and effective and usually available over the counter.
You can try this.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
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