What should I do for an itchy fungal infection at my groin that is not getting better?Skin, Hair & Nails Sexual Health
I have this fungal infection over my groin area, which was diagnosed by a few polyclinic doctors. I have been applying miconazole cream for a lot time but it does not subside. It will get itchy, especially when I sweat. Should I pay a visit to the dermatologist ?
Thank you for your question. Common causes of rashes on the groin include fungal infection, eczema and intertrigo.
It is important to make the correct diagnosis as the treatment for fungal infection and eczema is very different.
As your rash has been very persistent, you can consider seeing your dermatologist/doctor to confirm the diagnosis. A fungal scraping can be performed to confirm or rule out the diagnosis of fungal infection if there is any doubt.
Dr Colin Theng
MBBS, MRCP, MMED (Fam. Med), FAMS
Mount Alvernia Medical Centre D
820 Thomson Road #07-61
Thank you for your question. I agree with Dr Colin. It is important to get the right diagnosis before proceeding with treatment.
Apart from applying topical anti-fungal cream to the groin area, you can also try to keep the area dry and wear non-occlusive clothing when possible. Mild steroid cream can also be added to help with the itch. Hope this helps!
Dr Jiwei Wu
Dr Jiwei Wu
8 Medi-Aesthetics Clinic
51 Cuppage Road #01-02
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