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Suggest treatment for severe itching in the groin

hi doctor, last 2 week i went to doctor due to itchiness at my right groin & d doctor prescribed me calamine cream and piriton said that i might had napkin rash or something like that. however, the itchiness became more intense and had spread to other groin! it is so severe that sometimes i suddenly wake up at night and cannot stop scratching until i put ice around d area. somehow the itchiness gone. is there anything i can do to stop d itchiness?
Tue, 9 Sep 2014
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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 & trousers...as it will cause sweating & predispose to fungal infections.
Wishing you a Good Health.
Take care.
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