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1491984 tn?1288526745

Groin rash

I am a long haul trucker. I get this rash in my groin area that is very annoying. It appears on either side of my scrotum, red to deep red in colour. Itches and sometimes burns. Sometimes a whiteishness appears on top of the redness and it tends to smell bad. Sometimes Penaten Cream helps, sometimes not.
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563773 tn?1374246539
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Hello,
It can be due to intertrigo. It is an inflammation (rash) of the body folds. It most commonly occurs due to bacterial, viral or fungal infection. An intertrigo usually appears red and raw-looking, and may also itch, ooze, and be sore.

Please keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics. Also wear loose-fitting cotton clothing and use an antibacterial soap or mild soap like dove. Topical zinc oxide cream like Sudocrem, Desitin are very helpful(apply with a paper towel and not directly with hands).Application of mild steroid cream like dermacort also helps. For the itching please take some over the counter antihistaminic like Benadryl or Claritin. In case the symptoms persist then antifungals may be needed. Please consult a dermatologist in that case.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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1491984 tn?1288526745
Thank you very much for the advice. I applied medicated Penaten Cream twice over a two day period. That with the loose-fitting cotton clothing cleared it right up!
Thanks again, your help is very much appreciated.
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