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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest cure for dark spots in the groin area

ive got a dark splochy spot in the inside of my grond that wont go away. i was in a lake for 3 days in a row and didnt have access to a shower so i was never able to rinse off after swimming.. its a dark purple with small lumps and it only itchs when i put petroleum jelly on it.. should i be concerned?
Fri, 19 Sep 2014
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello dear,

The symptoms as mentioned in your post suggest that you might be having fungal infection (Tinea) in the groin region.

Management includes:
1. Keeping the area dry & avoid too much exposure to water or sweat formation.
2. Antihistamine preparations like cetirizine to reduce the itching sensation & provide symptomatic relief.
3. Application of topical antifungal cream like Clotrimazole to tackle the causative organism.

If symptoms still persist or aggravate further, then it will be better to consult a Dermatologist & get a proper examination done to find out the actual cause.
So that appropriate management steps could be taken.

Also avoid wearing tight undergarments & it will cause sweating & predispose to fungal infections.
Wishing you a Good Health.
Take care.
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