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Dr. Nair
Dr. Nair, Dermatologist
Category: Dermatology
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Experience:  MBBS, MD (Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology)
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I seem to have developed a rash on my inner thighs. Which I

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I seem to have developed a rash on my inner thighs. Which I believe may be cause by rubbing but it is itchy. Is there anything I do help it heal and repair the damage it has done to me skin (discolored)
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Nair replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question. My name is***** and I will do my best to provide a useful input.
Itchy discoloration in the groins is most commonly caused by Tinea Cruris - this is a fungal infection of the groins and surrounding area. I would suggest mixing 1% Lotrimin cream in a 1:1 ratio with Hydrocortisone cream and applying this twice a day on the affected area. Orally take Tablet Claritin 10 mg once or twice a day depending on the severity of the itching or burning and try and stay as cool and dry as possible.
Give this regimen 3-5 days to work - if the discoloration looks like it is improving then continue the creams for 14 days or so and that should take care of the problem. If you sweat a lot in the area then additionally use Zeasorb-AF powder 5 minutes after the creams in the morning to help keep the area dry.
All of the above are available over the counter without a prescription.
If you don’t see any improvement in 3-5 days then it would be best to see a doctor in person.
Please feel free to ask if you have any queries. I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
thank you - I will try the above and hopefully this will work. Thanks.
Expert:  Dr. Nair replied 2 years ago.
You're most welcome! Let me know how it goes.
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