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Dry and flaking skin between legs. No pain. Fungal infection?

Hi Doctor, I m black, 48 yrs old and for many years now I ve had this dry flaky skin between my legs. This is on both legs on the skin are which effectively rubs with my testicles. I have always thought that it is due to the rub. If I scratch the are, it peels even more. It doesn t hurt. It is just not nice to look at. Lotion does not help. The whole are is actually lighter in color than the rest of my legs. Is this some sort of fungal infection? If so, what should I do?
Asked On : Mon, 12 Nov 2012
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Hi there,
It seems like you are having Intertrigo ( inflammation of the skin in between the body folds due to friction ), once there is a break in the superficial layer of the skin then the Yeast which is the normal resident in the area due to moisture and heat favourable for them causes fungal infection.
So I would suggest to apply Lamisil cream two times a day for 14 days.
2:Zeasorb Af Powder sprinkled in the groins to reduce further friction while having a walk for te same duration.
I hope with above medications you ll feel much better.
Thanks a lot and all the best.
Answered: Wed, 14 Nov 2012
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