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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes smelly, itchy red rash in groin area?

I have a red rash that oozes a little bit and itch just a little and has a bad smell. It is located in the front between where my leg and groin meet. I just notice it. I think it came on suddenly because I remember it there this morning. I put some tea tree oil on it and it stings a bit. I read to do that on a blog where men with like symptoms talk about these kind of issues. My wife thinks it is a male yeast infection, so I am a bit confused.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014
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I have gone through your medical history carefully and can admit that from what you are describing, your symptoms are highly indicative for possible jock itch (yeast infection).

You should consult with dermatologist to confirm it.

In such cases, I advise my patients to :
- apply gentian violet solution (anti-fungal solution)
- after it is well absorbed, apply anti-fungal cream (containing Terbinafin), you can find it as over the counter drugs at your local pharmacy.

for at least 2 weeks.

Hope it helped!
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