Solution To Overcome Itching In The Groin?

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right now I am having an itch in the groin, and I sleep every night with my 6 month old baby and one bed. what I want to ask if this itching will spread to my baby? mhn the answer is yes thank you

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Hello Shelats, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com

Itching in the groin can be caused by many things. In general, these causes can be divided into 2:

Infection causes, for example fungal, bacterial, viral, parasitic (such as scabies) infections Non-infectious causes, such as contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, intertriginous dermatitis (inflammation of the skin in the folds caused by heat, humidity, friction, and poor air circulation ), Psoriasis, etc. Contagious itching is itching caused due to infection. However, the mode of transmission of each infection can vary. For example in fungal, bacterial, or viral infections, transmission will not occur if there is no direct contact with the itchy lesions in the groin. Infections can also be transmitted if you touch your baby with your hands after touching an itchy lesion without washing your hands first. In parasitic infections such as scabies, transmission can occur even if you only sleep in one bed (no direct contact is necessary). Meanwhile, itching that is not caused by infection will not have the potential to spread to your baby. Therefore you need to find out in advance the cause of the itching you have. You can check with a general practitioner or a dermatologist for further tests.

In the meantime, make sure you don't scratch the itchy lesions on your groin. If you touch these itchy lesions, wash your hands immediately with soap. Use underwear that is not too tight and of material that absorbs sweat, and do not wear outer pants that are too tight. After you have a bowel movement, make sure you dry your groin area well before putting on your underwear.

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