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I have a rash in the groin area that won't go away, Have

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I have a rash in the groin area that won't go away
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Customer: Have tried canisten cream but no change
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Customer: Not yes as I'm away with work and unable to see my dr
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 4 months ago.

Hello. How long have you had this rash? Does it itch or burn?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Had it a week and it was itchy but now smooth and sore
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Here are pics from fire outbreak to now
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
First not fire
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 4 months ago.

Based on your description, the location, and your pictures this would most likely be a fungal rash (i.e. tinea cruris). The fungus likes warm, moist areas such as the groin. Keeping the area clean (with mild soap only) and dry (pat dry, don't rub) and hitting it with an antifungal cream (e.g. miconazole, clotrimazole) twice daily for 3-4 weeks should eliminate the fungal spores and hyphae and lead to resolution. If the rash were to worsen, have it examined by a nurse or doctor in person to confirm the diagnosis and make sure there are no complicating factors causing it to persist.

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