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What causes rashes in the groin area?

There are large round rings on my inner thighs that itch a lot especially at night. I am pretty sure it is jock itch. How to get rid of it completely and how long will it take? Will dettol help in curing it? I live in a hostel, so what might be the possible causes for it and what precautions should i take?
Tue, 11 Dec 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,

Rash & itching in the groin area can be caused by contact dermatitis, ringworm of the groin, heat rash, STD diseases like Genital Herpes & Secondary Syphilis.

You can apply Mupirocin ointment after cleaning & drying the area affected. Antifungal creams & sprays are effective. You can take non-sedating antihistamines, Levocetirizine, once daily for 5-7 days.

Oral Fluconazole is also effective. Take medications under your PCP. Get physically examined to rule out STD.

Your doctor will evaluate on physical examination, medical history & symptoms. In the meantime avoid sex, stay away from addictions if any.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Nupur K, General & Family Physician
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