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I got a rash around my genital area. I went to go get tested

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I got a rash around my genital area. I went to go get tested for std's and came back negative on herpes, syphilis, and hiv.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: HIV and AIDS
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

This is Dr. David

is the rash itchy? the most common type of itchy rash around the genitals is from a fungal infection, also called jock itch or tinea cruris

fungus like to grow in warm, most, dark areas of the skin.

if you have excessive sweating or moisture in the groin area, this can lead to jock itch.

antifungal powders and sprays can help clear up groin fungal infections.

it doesn't sound like this rash is due to a sexually transmitted disease.

did you show your rash to a doctor? do you want to upload a photo of the rash here so I can help look at it?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
if it is jock itch or some fungal infection how can I cure it. Do I need antibiotics or is there any over the counter treatments?.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

you need to use antifungal powders and sprays to clear up jock itch.

there are some over the counter antifungal powders

what is better is prescription powders from your doctor like Nystatin powder.

there are over the counter Lamasil or Tinactin sprays and powders which can fight fungus

they are available at the drug store

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