I suffer from sweat rashes around my groin, and I’m trying to identify which kinds, as I believe I’m suffering from 3 different types...
The first and most long standing is on my perineum, this never goes or appears to get worse, it’s just a redness, it doesn’t itch and isn’t really a problem other than its unsightly. It doesn’t have a particularly defined edge, no bumps, no spots, just a red patch like I’ve been chaffed, which I’ve not! It’s been there for over 5 years now, nothing shifts it, I’ve seen a few specialists who have little or no interest in it, and I’ve been told its lots of different things. Usually just get given hydrocortisone or a short course of antibiotics. Which help but never cure.
The second is mainly between my buttocks, it turns my skin a yellow ish colour, or when I’ve been exercising, a brighter red colour. It has a defined edge, but again no bumps, no spots, just a patch between my cheeks, it doesn’t itch particularly. This one I would love to get rid of as it looks horrible.
The third is more recent and is affecting my testicles. They are bright red at times, itch a bit and some patches get a darker angry red. Again no bumps, no spots. I’m worried this has spread to the head of my penis as the corona of my foreskin is now a darker colour. Is that possible?
As much as I would like to work out exactly what I’ve got so I can treat it, my main problem is how much I sweat. I work out three times a week, and I sweat more than anyone in the gym. I wear lose clothing, use a ton of talcum powder, use hydrocortisone cream off and on when I itch. I’m not overweight, my diet is ok but not great. Im early 30s and am obviously pretty active. I always use a condom when having sex. And its been 6 months since that last happened :( Although most of these symptoms have been around, come and gone, since before then. Ive also been to std clinics regularly and always been given the all clear.
Any info or advice from anyone would be great.