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I have dry, flaking, itching, irritated, tender & red skin on my left inner (upper) thigh. I have had this for a few weeks now and today it's kind of red. It seems to feel worse at night when I am trying to sleep. I try to pat it dry after showering and I do change underwear every day. I haven't discussed this with a doctor. I would like to be able to treat this on my own at home and get rid of this ugly & uncomfortable problem. What could this be?
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563773 tn?1374246539
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Hello,

It can be due to dermatitis skin. You need to get it examined from a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment is diagnosis specific.
You should also maintain hygiene and try to keep the area clean and dry, wear loose-fitting cotton clothing. Also use an antibacterial soap or mild soap like dove. Avoid deodorant / cosmetics. You can also use calamine lotion or cream with zinc oxide paste applied directly to wet skin after bathing.

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 doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.







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I am a 25 (almost 26) year old female.
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