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Question: Itchy, Flaky, Shiny gray skin around genital area


 lost1 - Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:00 pm

I have a problem. I'm 18, abstinent, 5 foot 9, and 215lbs. I have itchy, flaky, shiny gray skin around my vagina (more like in the crevice in between the vagina and the thigh i hope that makes sense). It itches the worst when I sweat but it may randomly itch @ other times. I have lived with this for a while I'm not sure when it started but its irritating and embarrassing and I need it to stop. Any kind of help would be appreciated. Thanks.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:03 am

User avatar Hello,The commonest condition affecting this area is fungal infection, otherwise known as tinea cruris.Tight dresses,excess moisture,obesity are triggerring factors.This would respond to external application of clotrimazole or miconazole.The other condition that may look similar is seborrheic dermatitis,which is a kind of a dandruff affecting these areas.This is treated with ketoconazole cremes.Thereis nothing to worry,but do consult a doctor.Best wishes.
 lost1 - Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:25 pm

Thank you so much Doctor, your help is greatly appreciated.

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