Intimate Areas Of Itching And Peeling Skin?
Morning, I am 19 years old. I want to ask my intimate area is always itchy and suddenly the skin is dry and peeling. Then after that the skin reddish. How to treat it, and what are the medications?
Hello, Ms. Cicicahyani. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com.
Complaints of redness and flaky skin that feels itchy in the groin area can be caused by several possibilities, including:
Tinea cruris (skin infection by fungal dermatophytes in the area of the groin, around the genitals, and buttocks) Candidiasis intertriginosa (skin infection by the fungus Candida in the folds of the body, including the groin, armpits, skin folds under the breast) Irritant contact dermatitis ( skin inflammation due to contact with irritative substances [detergents, soap, chemicals, etc.], not related to immunological processes) Risk factors for this complaint include warm weather, use of tight clothing so that the skin folds area becomes moist, and hygiene is not maintained with good (example: rarely change underwear).
We advise you to check with a doctor or dermatologist so that you can be evaluated properly and given the appropriate treatment. This complaint needs to be examined directly by a doctor, and may be supported by investigations such as skin scrapings to be examined under a microscope. Your doctor may prescribe creams / ointments to be applied to affected areas of the skin, as well as prescription medications to reduce itching complaints.
At home, patients are advised to:
Routinely change underwear, especially if it feels damp Wash your clothes regularly Do not use clothes that are too tight To enrich insight, you can read articles about tinea cruris, candidiasis, and contact dermatitis. Such is our explanation. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.