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What is cause of make foul groin odor. Is it

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney


Practicing since :2007

Answered : 4204 Questions

Posted on Thu, 7 Feb 2019 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: What is cause of make foul groin odor. Is it bacterial or fungal.
How do u treat? Do u try fungal spray for 2 weeks or do u use an antibacterial cream like fucidin or something else?
Nothing over the counter gets rid of it
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 36 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Mostly associated with bacterial infection

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to ask a doctor service
I have gone through your query and mostly odour in the groin area is associated with bacterial infection.
I would recommend you to apply a topical antibiotic like mupirocin cream on the affected areas twice daily along with frequent application of an antibacterial powder like neosporin powder on the groins for 2-3 weeks.
Also keep the area dry, shave the hair in the groin area if possible and stay in cool airy environment.
I hope to have answered your query and would be happy to answer any further queries.
Dr Asmeet
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Do you suggest mupirocin 2% cream? Or something stronger?

Is there a different type of powder to recommend other the neosporin powder because it is unavailable where I am.

So use both products twice a day for 2 weeks?
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 9 hours later
Brief Answer:
Mupirocin cream twice daily, use clotrimazole or fluconazole powder

Detailed Answer:
You have to apply mupirocin cream twice daily.
If neosporin is unavailable you can use clotrimazole or fluconazole powder.
Use both the products twice daily for 3 weeks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj

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