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What causes itching ring in groin area?

hello doctor.........i have a big ring in my groin area, today only i discovered how large it has become. It constantly keeps itching. the skin has become dull, dry and reddish-white. I am afraid its spreading fast. Can you please help??.......Is it something called jock itch (i got this term while searching for it on google)?
Wed, 11 Feb 2015
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Hi thanks for using healthcaremagic...
Most probably it will be a fungal infection.
You can try anti fungal ointment initially..Please don't use ointment with steroid combination..
A doctor has to see the lesion ...Steroids will change the picture...
Keep the area dry ..Don't use much of soap over the area..sweating can spread the lesion to other areas....
Thank you....
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