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Rash Around Groin

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  • Posted By: hitthelights
  • February 17, 2009
  • 07:58 PM

I'm a 28 year old male. I have a lot of red spots at the top of my thighs running up to my hips and across my lower stomach (my genitals are fine). I've asked a number of doctors about it but they couldn't suggest anything that helped to get rid of them. I've tried various creams including Daktakort, Canesten, Quadriderm, Tea Tree Oil Cream and Bio-Oil, but nothing has helped at all. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can get rid of them?

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  • I'm a 28 year old male. I have a lot of red spots at the top of my thighs running up to my hips and across my lower stomach (my genitals are fine). I've asked a number of doctors about it but they couldn't suggest anything that helped to get rid of them. I've tried various creams including Daktakort, Canesten, Quadriderm, Tea Tree Oil Cream and Bio-Oil, but nothing has helped at all. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can get rid of them?Thank you. Do you wear boxers or briefs? Do you wear all cotton or a blend with spandex/nylon? How long have you had this problem? Is it itchy? Does the rash ooze? Is there any discharge? DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 17, 2009
    • 08:10 PM
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  • If it's one sided, it may be shingles. I would ask for a herpes 2 blood test to rule it out. It could be totally out of control. You may want a syphilis test, too. Other than that, perhaps an allergy to something, but that herpes 2 likes to sit on the thighs and it follows the dermatones, meaning it can break out all along where the dermatones are.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • February 18, 2009
    • 01:27 AM
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  • If it's one sided, it may be shingles. I would ask for a herpes 2 blood test to rule it out. It could be totally out of control. You may want a syphilis test, too. Other than that, perhaps an allergy to something, but that herpes 2 likes to sit on the thighs and it follows the dermatones, meaning it can break out all along where the dermatones are. Monsterlove,Herpes 2 does not cause shingles. Herpes Zoster virus, which is from the viracella or chickenpox, is what causes shingles. Just wanted to make that distinction.;) Herpes 1 can cause a rash as well. Could also be fungal. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 18, 2009
    • 02:50 AM
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  • Thanks for the replies. I wear boxers. I've had the problem for a long time - several years now. It doesn't itch or ooze and there's no discharge.
    hitthelights 4 Replies
    • February 18, 2009
    • 01:16 PM
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  • Is it nonblanching, if you put a glass over it?Has it become any worse over the years?
    Annica 13 Replies Flag this Response
  • The spots are still red when I press a glass onto them.It's been as bad as it is now for several years. I can't remember the problem starting.
    hitthelights 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • Have you got any other symptoms or problems apart from your rash? pain?stomach? Anything at all?Did your dermatologist suggest anything at all? or have she(he)ruled something out?
    Annica 13 Replies Flag this Response
  • I do get a severe itching/burning sensation which can occur anywhere on my body, although my scrotum tends to be worst effected. I have to take citirizine tablets every other day or so.I also have very flaky skin on my face and very bad dandruff. I use Daktakort and Nizoral respectively on those. I haven't seen a dermatologist yet. I've just made an appointment to see one next month.
    hitthelights 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • How good that you have an appointment. Please let us know the testresults or your diagnosis. /The best
    Annica 13 Replies Flag this Response
  • I've got my results back now. The itching was caused by hives so I just need to keep taking antihistimine tablets for that. The rash is caused by syringoma. My next appointment with the dermatologist isn't until January, so has anyone got any suggestions for what I can do in the meantime?
    hitthelights 4 Replies Flag this Response
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