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Forum Name: Fungal infections

Question: redness and bumps on groin area


 shotta333 - Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:23 pm

I am really scared and concerned about my Health.There is a redness and bumps around my groin area..Hair loss also . I know It cannot me a STD because I havent have sex in Months..Can you please HELP me..I am really worried about my Life .Thank you
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sun Nov 01, 2009 2:46 am

User avatar Hello,The groin area gets quite a number of infections because the bacterial count is more than other parts.Also fungi invade this part with ease.Commonest groin infection is fungus,otherwise known as jock itch.But then hair loss is not common with these.Itching is generally present.In contrast bacterial infections like erythrasma do not itch.Again hairloss is uncommon.Seborrheic dermatitis is a kind of dandruff related problem and can occur independantly in the groin area.There may be hair loss and variable amout of itching.None of these are STDs and can be treated with ease.Fungi respond to clotrimazole creme.Antibacterial soaps would help in erythrasma.Do consult you doctor who may prescribe a mild steroid creme if it is seborrheic dermatitis.Ok?Best wishes.

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