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Itchy rashes near scrotum, groin. Using cortozone cream did not help. Which is the best cream?

I have a rash on my upper thigh near my scrotum , groin it is a redish color. it smells really bad but when i itch it. it relieves at first but then burns afterword. i cant get rid of it. i am an athlete who sweats a lot in that area. it started out looking like i was just chafing. but when i chafe it usually goes away right away. this has been here for about a week and a half and constantly itches and stinks bad. please help. cortozone* cream tends to help it a little but hasnt healed it
Asked On : Fri, 24 Aug 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response

It seems that you developed candidal infection in groin area.. Candidal intertrigo.

It is caused by Candida albicans.

Severe perspiration,soap,excessive water contact..may exacerbate the condition.

DM,HIV and other immunocompromised conditions should be ruled out.

Antifungal tablets like ketoconazole for 2 to 3 weeks may be taken.

Antifungal cream at night and antifungal powder in day time would improve the lesions.

If there is itching, take antihistaminics.

Never use steroid locally and orally, as it may exacerbate the disease.

Take dettol bath. ..avoid soap, clean the area and keep it dry.

I hope you got my answer.


Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Answered: Wed, 25 Sep 2013
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