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Causes and Treatment of Rash in Groin Area

Rash in groin area treatment and causes Rash and itching around groin area is a not an uncommon condition. Many individuals both males and females may suffer from this condition. It is also called jock itch (tinea cruris) in case of males. Jock itch or rash in or around groin area and genitals is a very embarrassing condition, and the patient feels reluctant to go and remain in the public places.

The causes of rash around groin area in males is females is usually a fungal infection, called tinea cruris (jock itch). Fugus loves to grow in moist areas and groin and groin folds are the perfect place for it. Poor hygiene promotes its growth but poor hygiene is not the only cause of it. The other causes include;

Scabies. Scabies rash is more common in case of males although females can also have this.

Measles: Measles rash is not confined to groin only. It also involves other parts of the body and can be distinguished easily.

Chicken pox: Chicken pox is another condition which causes rash but again, in this case rash is not just confined to groin, it extends to other parts of the body too.

Erythrasma: It is a bacterial skin infection that produces a brownish scaly rash.

Intertrigo: It is an infection of skin folds. It can be viral, bacterial or fungal and aggravated by moisture, warmth and friction.

Other causes of rash in groin area are sexually related, such as HIV, Syphilis, Molluscum contagiosum. These rashes are different from others common and non sexual rashes and a physician can easily get suspicious if someone has them.

Pubic lice is another cause of rash in pubic or groin area.

Rash of tinea cruris (jock itch), Scabies, erythrasma, intertrigo, pubic lice and due to sexual disease, needs medical attention. All these can be cured with prompt medical treatment.

Tinea cruris or jock itch is treated with topical antifungal creams, such as clorimazole, miconazole etc. Oral anti fungal capsules such as fluconazole may also be given in extreme cases.

Erythrasma and Intertrigo may need antibiotics along with supportive treatment.

Psoriasis needs aqueous and steroidal preparations. Syphilis rash or that of molluscum contagiosum can also be cured with appropriate medications.

But remember you can’t diagnose the cause of rash by yourself. You should visit a doctor if you have any rash in your groin or genital area and seek expert advice.

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