Thank you for your efforts on this forum. I have already found a lot of helpful information. On Oct. 16, 2011 I had unprotected sex with a new partner. She is a teacher and special needs coordinator, in her early thirties. About a week later I noticed a slightly-burning rash in the crease between my scrotum and thigh. It formed a line, of little cracks about an inch long, right in the crease. I went to a doctor, who quickly determined that it was not an STD (genital herpes was my concern) but a common fungal infection. I was given a cream that reduced the rash to a bit of redness. In late November I noticed, further up the groin crease, small pinkish red patches on either side of the crease, one near the scotum, and one on the inner thigh. I applied anti-fungal cream there as well, and the redness went away, probably within a week.
Then, in mid-December, I stopped using all creams and two small pinkish-red patches returned at the same place on the upper groin crease, with one near my scrotum forming a small white pimple. I noticed these pinkish-red patches develop where the groin and thigh-skin touch when sitting. I went to my family doctor, who said that it was an infected follicle. He suggested a hot compress, which I did, but I also began applying clotrimazole cream again, which seemed to reduce the pinkness and the pimple within a week. Now, I have noticed a small pinkish-red patch (pencil eraser size), with a bit of a pimple I think, though just under the skin, in the same place on the groin crease on the other side. I'm guessing this is simply a heat or sweat rash. And I'm aware that I've been quite paranoid about this of late, but I would love to hear any feedback, as I was quite concerned that I had genital herpes, as I read that it can be mistaken for other conditions.
Thank you again for your time.