Is this jock itch? And if so, does it go away on its own or does it need to be treated?
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Hard to tell if this is lichen simplex chronicus with lichenified chronic eczema ,or a fungus and/or yeast. I agree with the trial of Zeasorb, but make sure to get the AF type with added miconazole in the powder. Use it 2 or three times daily. If the problem persists, see your Dermatologist, as you may need a topical steroid like Pramasone 2 1/2% HC prescribed to block that itch/scratch cycle and you should be checked for a solid diagnosis. D'ont want to miss scabies here.. For itch, try Zyrtec 10 to 20 mg per day.
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Jock itch looks like a red rash in the groin area and is easily curable in most cases. In fact, many cases of jock itch cure spontaneously without treatment. Treatment may include one or a combination of anti-fungal creams and in rare cases anti-fungal pills. In your case, there is a possibility of a fungal infection, eczema as well as an allergic reaction. However, a diagnosis is not possible based on just a picture.
try some zeasorb af over the counter if not better I agree with Dr. Nick and go see a dermatologist!
"jock itch"...If it is a recent development it can be a yeast or fungus which can be irritating and annoying. Intertrigo can be a moist irritated infammed fold with yeast a secondary invaders. Do try keeping the area Dry especially afterexercise and showers. Airing it out and applying a fan frequently throughout the day helps as yeastand fungus love moist environments. Otc antifungals (clotrimazole) in the AM with Talc powder and at Night an otc cortisone cream is a good start. Keep it dry. If it doesn't improve or gets worse, go in to a Dermatology office to get it checked for other conditions such as eczema or dermatitis.....GOOD LUCK! Dr Nick
it is not easy to make a definitive diagnosis from the picture. It looks like the skin is shiny and has slight erythema (pinkness) a color change in the center; the surrounding skin has enhanced lines and appears darker and thickened that is consistent with scratching. It good be jock itch but is more likely a condition known as intertrigo which has a more irritant component and requires different modalities for treatment. I use an anti-fungal such as clotrimazole, followed by 1% hydrocortisone twice a day. Try this for 2 weeks and if the condition persists - see your doctor.