Itching Like Smallpox In The Groin Area?

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Excuse me, I want to ask. These past few days the bottom of my penis or my groin feels itchy “and I tried to give medicine (a type of powder) that I usually use to treat itching in the groin area. But after I saw it turns out there wasn’t just one but many spots or sores like smallpox, and the color is brighter than the color of the surrounding skin, if you can ask for a suggestion, what should I do to treat this itch.

1 Answer:

Good morning, thanks for asking at Itching conditions in the groin can occur due to various possibilities, including:

Insect bite or sting
Fungal infections or tinea cruris

Lichen planus

Indeed the powder sold freely on the market can not overcome all diseases, only helps reduce itching as a whole. If specifically, it must be seen again from the cause. For example if the cause is allergic, the best treatment is enough to avoid triggers, while if due to fungus, must be given antifungal.

Therefore, we recommend that you consult your condition directly to the dermatologist to do a history and direct physical examination by looking at the characteristics of the itchy area, whether there is redness, whether there are certain patterns, whether there is pus and so forth. Further tests may also be needed to further narrow the possibility. The handling you will receive later depends on the results of this inspection.

Meanwhile, try as much as possible not to scratch even though itchy, because it can lead to injury and further infection. You can still use the powder or calamine lotion to help relieve itching, and also give a cold compress when at home. Avoid using tight pants and underpants, and consult a doctor immediately. So, hopefully answering your question.

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