Rash in between legs male: Jock itch – Symptoms and causes
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Is this your symptom?
- Slowly spreading pink-red rash on inner thigh near genital area
- Rash is most often symmetrical (looks the same on both inner thighs)
- Rash is itchy and not painful
- In men, it does not involve penis or scrotum
- In women, it does not involve vulva
- Jock itch is a fungal infection. It grows best on the warm, damp skin of the inner thigh. It is also called “tinea cruris.” It is most often caused by the same fungal infection that causes athlete’s foot.
- A person can get jock itch from sweating a lot. This causes wetness in the groin area. It can also be caused by friction from clothing.
- Jock itch is much more common in men than women.
- Most people can treat jock itch at home using an over-the-counter (OTC) antifungal cream.
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- What You Should Know:
- Jock itch is a fungal infection. It grows best on the warm, damp skin of the inner thigh. It is also called “tinea cruris.” It is most often caused by the same fungal infection that causes athlete’s foot.
- Most people can treat jock itch using an over-the-counter (OTC) antifungal cream.
- You can treat jock itch at home.
- Here is some care advice that should help.
- Genital Hygiene:
- Keep your penis and scrotal area clean. Wash this area 1 time a day with un-scented soap and water.
- After washing, dry the groin area before the feet. This will stop the spread of fungus to your groin.
- Keep your penis and scrotal area dry.
- Wear cotton underwear. It breathes and keeps you drier. Avoid nylon or tight fitting underwear.
- Antifungal Cream for Treatment of Jock Itch: Put antifungal cream on the area of itching and rash 2 times per day. Put it on the rash and 1 inch (25 mm) outside of its borders. Keep using the cream for at least 7 days after the rash has gone away.
- Sold over-the-counter (OTC) in the United States as clotrimazole (Lotrimin AF). It is also sold as miconazole (Micatin, Monistat-Derm).
- Sold OTC in Canada as clotrimazole (Clotrimazole cream). It is also sold as miconazole (Micatin Cream, Micozole, Monistat-Derm).
What to Expect: The rash should fully go away in 2 to 3 weeks.
- Call Your Doctor If:
- Rash is not better after 1 week on treatment
- Rash is not fully gone by 2 weeks
- Fever or pain occurs
- You think you need to be seen
- You get worse
And remember, contact your doctor if you develop any of the ‘Call Your Doctor’ symptoms.
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Caregiving: Preventing Rashes in the Groin Area
The groin area needs careful cleaning to prevent rashes and infections. Rashes are most likely to form in moist areas where skin touches skin, such as the folds of the groin, under the breasts, and on the stomach. For a larger-sized person, other areas of concern are the folds on the neck, arms, inner elbows, legs, behind the knees, and between the toes.
Daily cleaning can help prevent these problems. But it can be awkward or embarrassing for the person you’re caring for, especially if the person is of the opposite sex. Try to be relaxed. It may help make the person more comfortable. Let the person know that you’re making sure he or she doesn’t have rashes. Allow the person to do as much of the cleaning as possible. Give the person privacy if he or she is safe alone.
If you are helping, explain what you are doing. Only uncover the area that you’re cleaning. This helps maintain the person’s modesty.
Causes of rashes
Rashes in the groin and anal areas can be caused by several things. A yeast or bacterial infection can cause a rash. So can irritation from problems with bladder or bowel control. Protective underwear also can cause rashes or irritate the skin. Or a person may be allergic to the scents in the material.
People who have certain health problems, such as diabetes, may be at extra risk for infections because of a weakened ability to fight infections.
How to prevent rashes
To help prevent rashes:
- Change protective underwear as soon as possible after it is soiled or wet.
- Let the skin air-dry for 5 to 10 minutes before putting on a new pair of briefs. (But keep the person covered for modesty.)
- Clean the area daily, and check for rashes so that you can treat them as soon as they happen.
How to treat rashes
Treatment at home often helps rashes go away.
- Keep the skin dry.
- Check the briefs every 3 hours. Change if needed.
- Gently wash the groin and anal areas with warm water and a soft washcloth. Rinse well and dry completely. (See below to learn how to clean the groin area).
- Use a blow-dryer on a warm setting to get the area fully dry.
- If the person has had diarrhea, apply an ointment such as Desitin, Diaparene, A&D Ointment, or zinc oxide.
- Give more fluids to make the urine less concentrated. (Make sure the person doesn’t need to limit fluids for a medical reason.)
- Call the person’s doctor if the rash doesn’t get better or if signs of infection develop (such as increased pain, swelling, warmth, or redness).
How to clean the groin area
Let the person wash himself or herself as much as possible. But in some cases, you need to do the bathing.
To clean the groin:
- Wash your hands.
- Think about whether to wear gloves, especially if the person has been vomiting or has had diarrhea. If you decide to wear gloves, make sure that they fit snugly, but are not too tight.
- Give the person a washcloth with soap on it to clean himself or herself. Offer another warm, damp washcloth to rinse the soap.
- If you are doing the washing, be gentle. Don’t rub the skin.
- For men:
- Start at the tip of the penis and wash the tip in a circular motion. From the tip, clean away from the opening of the urethra.
- Wash the rest of the penis, moving down toward the scrotum. Rinse. Pat dry.
- If the man is uncircumcised, gently pull back the foreskin and clean underneath it. Don’t scrub the area. Rinse but don’t dry. Replace the foreskin.
- Clean the top and sides of the scrotum. Rinse and pat dry.
- Ask the man to turn on his side, or help turn him. Clean the bottom of the scrotum and the anal area. Rinse and pat dry.
- For women:
- Separate the labia and clean gently with the washcloth in one swipe from front to back.
- Turn the washcloth to use a new part of it, and clean in the same motion until the area is clean. Pat dry.
- Ask the woman to turn on her side, or help turn her. Clean the anal area from front to back. Pat dry.
- Don’t use moisturizers in these areas where skin touches skin.
Special concerns if the person has dementia
A person who has dementia may become confused or forget how to clean himself or herself. In a calming voice, explain one step at a time what the person should do. A person who has more advanced dementia will need you to do the cleaning. Explain what you are doing.
In some cases, the person may be upset or try to fight you. Don’t force the person to clean. Try again at another time. Pick a time when the person is the most rested and calm.
Jock Itch Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments
Jock itch, also known as tinea cruris, is a fungal infection of the skin in the groin. The warm, moist environment is the perfect place for the fungus to grow.
Anything that enhances that environment puts the person at risk of getting jock itch. Therefore, wearing sweaty, wet clothing in the summertime or wearing several layers of clothing in the wintertime causes an increased incidence of jock itch. Men are affected more often than women.
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The fungus that most commonly causes jock itch is called Trichophyton rubrum. It also causes fungal infections of the toes and body.
Under the microscope, this fungus looks like translucent, branching, rod-shaped filaments or hyphae (a structure that looks like a tube). The width of the hyphae is uniform throughout, which helps distinguish it from hair, which tapers at the end. Some hyphae appear to have bubbles within their walls, which also distinguishes them from hair. Under most conditions, these fungi inhabit only the dead skin cells of the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin).
Signs and Symptoms
A jock itch rash starts in the groin fold, usually on both sides. If the rash grows in size, it usually advances down the inner thigh. The advancing edge is redder and more raised than areas that have been infected longer. The advancing edge is usually scaly and very easily distinguished or well demarcated. The skin within the border turns a reddish-brown and loses much of its scale.
Jock itch that’s caused by the T. rubrum fungus that was mentioned earlier does not involve the scrotum or penis. If those areas are involved, you can most likely blame Candida albicans, the same type of yeast that causes vaginal yeast infections.
There are other rashes of the groin that can cause symptoms that are similar to jock itch. The first is called intertrigo, which is a red, macerated rash at the groin fold that’s not caused by a fungus. It is seen many times in obese patients and it’s caused by moist skin rubbing against other moist skin. The skin cracks and breaks down in lines called fissures, which can be very painful. These fissures can get secondarily infected with fungi or bacteria. The edge of the rash usually does not advance until much later in the life of the rash.
The other condition that mimics jock itch is called erythrasma. This is a bacterial infection that affects the groin and advances down the inner thigh. However, the rash of erythrasma is flat and brown throughout the affected area. It also does not have any scales or blisters.
The best way to diagnose tinea cruris is to look for hyphae (those tube structures) under a microscope using a KOH test. The skin is scraped with a scalpel or glass slide, causing dead skin cells to fall off onto a glass slide. A few drops of potassium hydroxide (KOH) are added to the slide and the slide is heated for a short time. The KOH dissolves the material binding the skin cells together, releasing the hyphae, but it does not distort the cell or the hyphae. Special stains such as Chlorazol Fungal Stain, Swartz Lamkins Fungal Stain, or Parker’s blue ink can be used to help see the hyphae better.
Jock itch is best treated with topical creams or ointments since the fungus affects only the top layer of skin (the epidermis). Many antifungal medications require a prescription, but there are three that can be bought over-the-counter (OTC). The OTC antifungals are:
- Terbinafine (Lamisil) cream
- Tolnaftate (Tinactin)
- Clotrimazole (Lotrimin)
- Miconazole (Micatin)
Creams that are used to treat jock itch should be applied twice a day for at least two weeks, and application can be stopped after the rash has been gone for one week.
Creams should be applied to the rash, itself, and also at least two finger widths beyond the rash. Many people with jock itch also have athlete’s foot and these same creams can be applied to the feet. However, treatment of athlete’s foot can take up to four weeks. If the rash is very red and itchy, especially if it has blisters at the edge, a topical steroid such as hydrocortisone can be applied as well.
Steroids alone should not be used in the groin without consulting a healthcare provider since steroids alone can make the rash of jock itch much worse.
To prevent jock itch from occurring or re-occurring, several measures may be taken.
- Wear loose-fitting clothing that’s made of cotton or synthetic materials that are designed to wick moisture away from the surface.
- Avoid sharing clothing and towels or washcloths.
- Allow the groin to dry completely after showering before putting on underwear and clothes.
- Antifungal powders or sprays may be used once a day to prevent infection.
Groin Rash – Symptoms, Causes, Treatments
Rashes are changes in the skin that can involve bumps, color changes, itching, discomfort, and skin sores. Rashes that affect the groin may be limited to the groin or may involve other areas of the body. So-called childhood diseases, such as chickenpox, fifth disease, measles, roseola, and rubella, can cause generalized rashes that may spread to the groin, as can meningococcal meningitis (infection or inflammation of the sac around the brain and spinal cord). Allergic reactions and contact dermatitis are also causes of local or generalized rashes that can involve the groin.
Skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and seborrheic dermatitis can cause red or silver scaly rashes in a variety of areas including the groin. The groin area is a warm, shaded, moist area – a perfect environment for germs to grow. Fungal skin infections can thrive there.
Red or brownish scaly rashes affecting the groin can also occur with infections such as tinea cruris (jock itch) and erythrasma (bacterial infection found in skin folds), or with inflammatory conditions such as intertrigo (inflammation of skin at skin folds). Tinea cruris, a fungal infection sometimes referred to as “jock itch” or “ringworm of the groin,” can also cause a groin rash. People who have tinea cruris may also have athlete’s foot or ringworm.
Other inflammatory conditions that can cause groin rashes include Kawasaki disease (condition that causes blood vessel inflammation in children) and erythema nodosum (inflammatory disease causing red nodules on the skin).
Some infections that can be transmitted sexually result in groin rashes, including HIV, syphilis, scabies, Phthirus pubis (pubic lice), and molluscum contagiosum (viral infection). Rashes due to HIV infection and syphilis tend to be reddish or brownish bumps and may involve pustules (pus-filled blisters). Rashes related to scabies and pubic lice tend to form scabs from scratching. The rash associated with molluscum contagiosum consists of small, painless, flesh-colored bumps that often have a central plug of white, waxy material. When these causes of groin rash are identified, sexual partners should be notified and treated as appropriate. Shingles, which is a reactivation of the virus that causes chicken pox, involves a painful blistering rash that generally occurs on one side of the body in a limited area. It can occur in the groin.
There are several compelling reasons to
seek prompt medical care if you develop a groin rash, including the possibility of spreading the rash to others or developing significant complications. Prompt medical care is also advisable to ensure that the underlying condition can be evaluated and treated. In some cases groin rashes can be caused by conditions that can have serious or even life-threatening complications.
Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you have a high fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit) or change in level of consciousness or alertness along with a groin rash.
Jock Itch (Tinea Cruris) | Young Men’s Health
What is jock itch?
Jock itch (medical name Tinea Cruris) is a skin infection in your groin caused by a fungus, most commonly Trichophyton rubrum that thrives in warm, moist areas. It is NOT a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It’s called jock itch because male athletes commonly get it and it tends to be itchy. Although anyone can get jock itch, some people are more likely to get it, including those who sweat a lot, those who live in larger bodies (or are overweight), those with diabetes, and those who have eczema.
What are the symptoms?
- Itching and burning
- A red, scaly skin rash
- Flaking, cracking or peeling of skin on your groin and inner thighs
How did I get jock itch?
There are several ways to get jock itch. Some of the ways are:
- Wearing clothes that cause irritation to your skin
- Being wet or damp in the groin area from sweating
- Sharing sweaty clothing or damp towels
- Close contact with an infected person
How is jock itch diagnosed?
Your health care provider will ask about your symptoms and look at the affected area. They may want to take a small sample by gently scraping the skin surface to look at it under a microscope, but this is usually not necessary.
How do I get rid of jock itch?
Jock itch is best treated by keeping the area clean and dry and applying an antifungal cream. The fungus only affects the top layer of skin, so an over-the-counter antifungal cream usually clears it up. After washing the infected area with soap and water, dry the skin, apply the antifungal cream and spread it on the rash and extend beyond the boundaries of the rash.
- Keep the groin clean and dry
- Wear loose clothing that won’t rub against the area
- After you shower, use a different towel to dry the groin, so you won’t spread the infection to other parts of your body
If you still have symptoms after two weeks, see your health care provider to discuss if you need further treatment with prescription creams or oral antifungal medications (medicines you take by mouth).
Is there a way to prevent it?
If you practice good hygiene, your chances of getting jock itch are low, but some people just seem to be prone to getting it.
Here are some tips:
- Shower or take a bath daily, as well as after playing sports.
- Use a clean towel after showering.
- Did you know the fungus that causes athlete’s foot also causes jock itch? If you have athlete’s foot make sure to use separate towels to dry your feet and to dry your body.
- Wear cotton underwear.
- Change your underwear every day.
- Wear loose clothing that won’t rub against or irritate the area.
- Avoid sharing towels or clothing with others.
- Wash athletic supporters (cups) often.
- Talk with your health care providers about using antifungal powders or sprays daily for a while.
Jock itch can be confused with other skin conditions such as psoriasis or seborrhea, so it’s important to be seen by your health care provider (HCP) in order to get the right treatment. If you think you have jock itch, don’t suffer; make an appointment with your HCP. There is no need to feel embarrassed as this is a common condition that most guys will have at some point during their life. The sooner you get treated, the better you will feel!
If you’re concerned about jock itch, here’s a tip on how to bring it up with your health care provider: “I have this itchy, flaky rash around my groin. Can you check it out?”
Rashes or Sores in the Groin | CS Mott Children’s Hospital
Rashes in the groin or genital area are usually caused by irritation of the skin from many sources, such as clothes rubbing against the skin. Rashes that occur without other symptoms are usually minor and often go away with home treatment.
A common cause of a rash is contact with a substance that causes irritation or an allergic reaction (contact dermatitis). People who work with soaps, solvents, or detergents might splash these liquids on their clothes at waist level. Over time, the body can develop allergies to these substances.
Contact dermatitis is rarely serious. But it is often very itchy.
Other rashes in groin or genital area
- Jock itch (ringworm of the skin of the groin)
- Scabies caused by tiny mites that burrow into the outer layers of the skin
- Pubic lice
- Yeast infection (cutaneous candidiasis)
- Psoriasis. There are two types of genital psoriasis: inverse and penile. Inverse psoriasis causes bright red patches and may be itchy. Penile psoriasis causes pale red, scaling patches and does not itch or burn.
- Sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Sores, blisters, or ulcers, especially in the groin or genital area, may be the first symptom of several STIs. If you have a rash or growths in the groin or genital area, do not have sexual contact or activity until you have been evaluated by your health professional. This will reduce the risk of spreading a possible infection to your partner. Your sex partner may also need to be evaluated and treated.
Certain diseases may increase your risk of a serious infection. People with diabetes, peripheral arterial disease, or an impaired immune system may require medical treatment at the first signs of infection.
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ringworm of the groin (tinea cruris) symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention
Worried about a red lumpy rash around your groin and scrotum? If an itchy rash rears its head after a particularly sweaty workout, it sounds like you might have jock itch, also known as tinea cruris.
The good news is, jock itch is not a sexually transmitted infection (STI), it is a common skin complaint and nothing to worry about. The main concern is usually the itching and uncomfortable chafing associated with the rash.
We speak to Dr Adam Friedmann, consultant dermatologist at The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic, about how to manage jock itch:
What is jock itch?
Jock itch is ringworm of the groin caused by a fungal skin infection, which gets into the skin around the penis and often the scrotum, inner thighs and buttocks if these areas are moist and chafed.
The scientific term for ringworm of the groin is tinea cruris, but jock itch gets its name because it is common in people with active lifestyles who sweat a lot.
‘Tinea Cruris is the description of a red, itchy, flaky eruption occurring in the groins and sometimes genitals and between the buttocks,’ says Dr Friedmann.
What causes jock itch?
Almost everyone has the fungi that can cause this infection of the groin on their bodies, but the condition is more common in men than women. The fungi feed on dead skin cells in warm, moist places and it’s usually harmless.
However, the infection is contagious and can be spread by direct contact. It can also be passed indirectly from person-to-person, via damp towels or shared clothing.
‘The commonest cause of tinea cruris is an irritant dermatitis, ie a rash brought up by the irritation of sweat, soap and cleansers etc,’ says Dr Friedmann. ‘However, there is often a fungal element driving it and occasionally pre-existing disease such as eczema or psoriasis can appear in this fashion.’
What are common jock itch symptoms?
The infection often takes the form of a scaly, red-brown patch on the groin. In men, this can stretch all the way from the groin to the scrotum. The ridge around the infected area is usually different in colour and feel to the surrounding uninfected skin. There is also often an itching, burning sensation in the infected area.
‘It’s usually red, itchy, flaky and sometimes a bit weepy,’ says Dr Friedmann. ‘It is classically very itchy and it can drive people to distraction. It tends to be worse as the weather gets warmer, with sunshine, sweating, working out etc. ‘
How to minimise jock itch
Dr Friedmann recommends the following lifestyle tips to minimise the uncomfortable rash:
• Shower after every workout
Good general hygiene is vital in order to prevent tinea cruris. The gym is a fairly warm environment and induces sweating, so it’s best to always shower after exercise and wash your workout clothes regularly.
• Sidestep soap
As it is often caused by irritants, washing with creams as opposed to soaps can reduce irritation.
• Keep skin moisturised
Sweat can also irritate, so using a moisturiser to protect from sweat will also help.
• Stay clean and dry
Keep your groin and genital area and inner thighs clean and dry after showering or exercising. Use medicated talc to prevent excess moisture and prevent the spread of infection.
• Opt for loose fitting clothes
Favour loose, cotton clothing over synthetics like polyester or Lycra.
• Don’t share towels or personal items
Sharing clothing, towels or other personal items can spread the infection, so avoid sharing or borrowing these items.
When should you visit a doctor?
Jock itch has several common symptoms, and your doctor should be able to diagnosis it immediately. A scrape may also be made for cultivation and examination under a microscope. Visit your pharmacist as they can suggest creams you can buy over the counter.
‘You should see a doctor if you are unable to control the rash yourself or if it is stopping you sleeping or causing you discomfort during the day,’ says Dr Friedmann.
How is jock itch treated?
The infection can be treated with an antifungal cream (local treatment), or for extensive or stubborn cases, with an antifungal medicine taken by mouth (systemic treatment). Treatment should be continued for a while after the rash has gone, to minimise the risk of recurrence.
‘The doctor will normally suggest a soap substitute to avoid irritants along with a combination of low-grade hydrocortisone to switch off the itching and an antifungal cream as there is often a fungal element present,’ advises Dr Friedmann.
⚠️ If symptoms persist, make an appointment with your GP.
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Erythrasma – Symptoms, treatment – Medical reference AMK
Erythrasma is a disease that affects the human skin (except for nails and scalp). Its development is caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium minutissimum. The rashes are strictly delineated and look like red spots under a microscope. The most common pathology occurs in men.
Erythrasma in most cases is a consequence of increased sweating, changes in the acid-base balance of the skin, or a violation of the integrity of the skin.
Pathogenic bacteria can live on human skin for a long time without causing a pathological process. However, if a nutrient medium is created for reproduction and the pathogen gets into the skin, inflammation begins.
Erythrasma is spread from person to person. The most likely way of infection is by using someone else’s clothes and towels. Transmission of the pathogen from a sick person is possible on the beach, in the pool, or through close contact.
Consult a dermatovenerologist
Do not postpone treatment
Symptoms of erythrasma
The development of pathology causes increased sweating.Therefore, due to physiological characteristics, the disease is most often found in representatives of the strong half of humanity.
Inflammations appear in the folds of the skin, where there is a favorable environment for bacteria to multiply. It usually starts on the inner thighs, armpits, or groin. Also, pathology can develop between the fingers or on the abdomen. If the disease affects a woman, then the rash may appear under the breast.
Erythrasma is rare in young people.More often it affects the older generation.
The main symptom of erythrasma is a characteristic rash. They are spots with a well-defined border. The color of the inflammation can be from dark brown to light pink.
The size of the affected area is from a point to 10 centimeters in diameter. The rashes are usually round with prominent edges. As the disease progresses, the spots coalesce into one large, bacteria-infested area.
Pathology begins with slight desquamation.At the same time, the person does not feel discomfort. The spots are discovered by chance.
If the pathology is not treated, a Tuesday infection may be associated. Then itching and pain appears. The transition of the disease to a chronic form is also likely if the therapeutic scheme is violated.
Chronic erythrasma has periods of calm and exacerbation. Most often, new rashes appear during the warm season. During this period, a person begins to sweat more, which creates favorable conditions for the multiplication of bacteria.
How is erythrasma diagnosed
It is not difficult to make a diagnosis. Usually, a full-time examination of the patient and transillumination of the rash with a Wood lamp is enough. If, under the light of the lamp, the affected areas of the skin turn red, then there is usually no doubt. This feature usually arises from the release of water-soluble porphyrins by pathogens.
However, before resorting to diagnostics with a Wood lamp, it is worth making sure that the patient has not treated the rash with anything.Otherwise, the coloring pigment may be washed off and an incorrect diagnosis will be made.
The inguinal form of the disease has characteristic features. The rashes are distinguished by projections at the edges, maceration and blisters. However, it is very easy to confuse erythrasma with groin rubromycosis. These two pathologies have similar symptoms. When diagnosing, it is worth paying special attention to the edges of the inflamed areas. With rubromycosis, they will be intermittent, and erythrasma will have a solid, pronounced edge.
Since inflammation is caused by pathogens, antibacterial ointments are used to treat pathology.Often, the affected areas are treated with erythromycin or sulfur-tar ointment.
Therapy usually takes at least a week. It is necessary to treat the rash twice a day, each time removing the remnants of the old ointment.
If a secondary infection joins the underlying disease, areas of the affected skin are lubricated with salicylic alcohol or iodine. In advanced cases and with large rashes, systemic antibiotics are prescribed.
To maximize the effect of treating the disease, patients are recommended to take sun ointments or take a course of UFO.The procedure will help dry the skin in the affected area and quickly get rid of the pathology.
When the doctor diagnoses erythrasma, it is necessary to disinfect all the patient’s personal belongings. Bed linen, all towels and clothes are subject to processing.
Until the course of therapy is over, the sick person’s clothes should be changed daily, washed and ironed on both sides. At the end of the treatment, all areas of the skin where there were rashes for a month are daily treated with salicylic alcohol and sprinkled with talcum powder.
Prevention of erythrasma
The main preventive measure for this contagious disease is hygiene. In order not to create a favorable environment for the reproduction of microorganisms on the skin, you should regularly take a shower and wipe the skin folds dry. Especially armpits, groin, neck and abdomen.
One of the important preventive measures is to reduce sweating. This is achieved by changing synthetic clothes to natural, using deodorants, and daily hygiene procedures.
It is also worth remembering that all new clothes must be washed and ironed before wearing.
Make an appointment with a dermatovenerologist
Do not postpone treatment
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Epidermophytosis groin (also known by the names: inguinal ringworm, bordered eczema, ringworm, Tinea cruris , etc.)is a fungal infection from the class of trichophytosis caused by fungi Trichophyton , Microsporum and Epidermophyton, that affects the skin of the groin area, including the genitals, inner thighs and buttocks. The lesion of the skin manifests itself in the form of an itchy red, often ring-shaped rash, mainly located in the warmest and most humid parts of the human body, which are constantly covered with clothing.
Inguinal ringworm is common in people who sweat a lot, such as athletes.It is also more common in overweight people.
This disease, as a rule, is not serious, although it causes a lot of inconvenience to its carriers. Maintaining groin hygiene and topical antifungal medications is usually sufficient to cure.
Bordered eczema usually begins with redness of an area of skin extending from a crescent-shaped crease in the groin to the upper thigh. The border of the rash may consist of a line of small blisters.The rash is often itchy or burning, and the skin may be flaky or scaly. From here, by the way, came the name inguinal itching or lichen.
When to see a doctor
See your doctor if your skin has a rash that does not go away spontaneously within two weeks, or if it reappears within a few weeks after finishing your over-the-counter medication.
Epidermophytosis groin is caused by fungi that can be spread from person to person by direct contact or by sharing contaminated towels or clothing. Tinea cruris in athletes is often caused by the same fungi that affect the legs and cause athlete’s foot ( Tinea pedis ). Usually, in these cases, the infection is transferred from the foot to the groin folds through hands or wet towels.
Microorganisms that cause itching in the groin prefer the moist environment of folds of the skin and secret places of the human body. Most at risk:
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To reduce the risk of epidermophytosis groin, simply follow these guidelines:
Maintain body hygiene . It is important to keep the groin area clean and dry. Dry the genital area and inner thighs thoroughly with a clean ironed towel after showering. Use a powder in the groin area to prevent diaper rash.
Wear clean clothes.. If you sweat a lot, change your underwear at least once a day or more often.Wash your training clothes after each use.
Find clothes by size . Make sure your clothes are tailored to your figure, especially underwear and athletic uniforms. Avoid tight-fitting clothing that can chafe and itch. Try boxing shorts instead of underpants and swimming trunks.
Do not share personal items . Don’t let others use your clothes, towels, or other personal items. And do not take these items yourself from others.
Treatment of athlete’s foot . Control foot infections to prevent them from spreading higher into the groin. If you frequent public places, such as gym showers, public saunas and baths, wearing sandals will help prevent athlete’s foot from getting infected.
In most cases, the diagnosis of inguinal ringworm is not difficult. To determine the disease, simply look at the rash.If the diagnosis is not clear, the doctor may take skin scrapings or samples from the affected area and examine them under a microscope. To rule out other pathologies, the doctor will most likely send the sample to the laboratory for culture (culture test).
For mild groin mycosis, your doctor may suggest using an over-the-counter antifungal ointment, lotion, powder, or spray first. With these procedures, the rash can go away rather quickly, but you must continue to use the drug as directed for one to two weeks.If, at the same time, dermatomycosis of the feet is also detected, it is necessary to treat both of these diseases at the same time. A comprehensive approach will significantly reduce the risk of recurrence.
For severe dermatomycosis or a form of the disease resistant to over-the-counter drugs, you may need prescription creams or ointments, or even antifungal pills.
Treatment of severe inguinal epidermophytosis, complicated by dermatophytosis of the feet or other underlying disease, as well as the consequences of self-medication, can take a long time and require a certain amount of patience from the patient. However, it is not incurable and is successfully treated by experienced dermatologists at the “Doctor Filatov’s Clinic”.
For the treatment of epidermophytosis groin make an appointment by phone:
(812) 312-65-65 or 716-26-86
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Masses in the groin and pubic area are a nuisance that can overtake both women and men of any age. Sometimes pimples in the groin are caused by completely harmless and easily removable factors – insufficient hygiene, improperly selected linen or a violation of shaving technique.
However, the reasons are also more serious, signaling that something is wrong in the patient’s body. We will dwell on them in more detail.
Infectious and viral diseases as the cause of pubic and groin acne
This is the option that the specialists of our clinic suggest in the first place. The most common diseases are:
- pubic lice: small purulent pimples appear at a certain stage in the course of the disease;
- syphilis: this disease is characterized by the occurrence of one or more pimples on the pubic part of men (it often looks like an ulcer and is located on the genital organ itself). In women, they, in addition to the pubis, are sometimes observed on the labia. This formation is called a chancre. It has a smooth surface with shiny edges, does not cause painful sensations, but is a colorful symptom of the development of a dangerous ailment in the body;
- genital herpes: one of the signs of the disease is small, bubble-like pimples on the pubic part in women and on the genitals and testicles in men;
- human papillomavirus: its filamentous variety almost always affects the pubis and in a non-inflamed state it is a wart, but only until the patient with directed or random actions provokes its inflammation and suppuration;
- mycosis: a fungal disease, one of the external signs of which may be pimples like burn blisters between the legs, in the gluteal fold, on the genitals and in the lower abdomen;
- molluscum contagiosum: a sexually transmitted or household-transmitted pathogen provokes pubic acne in women and men with cheesy contents.
Other causes of pimples in the groin-pubic area
In addition to specific diseases, acne in intimate places can spill out for the same reasons as on any other part of the body: due to endocrine disruptions or disorders of the internal organs, overweight, improperly selected diet, hypothermia, diabetes mellitus. In addition, acne in the groin in women can form during ovulation and PMS, during pregnancy, lactation and premenopause.
It is not worthwhile to determine the initial prerequisites on your own, and even more so to try to get rid of acne by squeezing, independent selection of drugs and folk remedies – this is fraught with much more serious consequences than just education in a delicate area. Therefore, all who have a similar problem are expected at the reception by highly qualified specialists of our medical center.
Diagnosis of causes and treatment in the private practice clinic
The first thing that begins the treatment of acne, including in the inguinal-pubic area, is to establish the causes of their appearance. Based on this, further tactics of working with the patient are determined. Sometimes, recommendations related to personal hygiene, care of problem areas of the skin and adherence to the rules of hair removal are enough.
In more difficult cases, we prescribe a comprehensive examination, which includes a study of feces for intestinal microflora, blood tests for general indicators, biochemistry and hormones, ultrasound of the digestive system and kidneys, scrapings, cultures and biopsy. If an infectious etiology is suspected, we refer the patient for STD testing.All laboratory and instrumental studies are performed in our clinic, which is equipped with a modern laboratory and equipment.
Based on the results of the studies carried out, our dermatovenerologists select an effective complex therapy that is guaranteed to heal acne in the groin in men and women with a minimum risk of recurrence.
Do not be frivolous about pubic pimples, because they can serve as a symptom of dangerous genital infections. In this case, the success of treatment largely depends on the stage of the disease.See a doctor on time and be healthy!
You can make an appointment at a convenient time. The doors of our clinic are open for you every day from 09:00 to 21:00.
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Inguinal epidermophytosis – symptoms and treatment.What is athlete’s groin? Localization of the rash in the area of the groin folds and the inner surface of the thighs, and the scrotum in men is often involved in the process, and there is no damage to the skin of the penis. Less commonly, rashes can be localized in the armpit, perineum, intergluteal fold and in the folds under the mammary glands. Dermatophytes (fungi) contain carbohydrate wall molecules (β-glucan). These molecules are recognized by receptors such as Dectin-1 and Dectin-2, which activate similar receptors 2 and 4 (TLR-2 and TLR-4) and trigger the immune defense mechanism .How and how to treat a fungus in the groin in men. Men with dermatomycosis must adhere to sanitary and hygienic rules. Effective treatment of the fungus between the legs in the groin involves treating the affected skin with antifungal agents. When the infection spreads to the area in the area of the anus and penis, systemic antimycotics are connected in the form of tablets and capsules. Alternative treatment of inguinal fungus in men is carried out with drying, healing and antiseptic agents. Most of them do not eliminate the infection, but accelerate the regeneration of the skin in the groin: Bath with a decoction of chamomile.Inguinal dermatophytosis in a 59-year-old Hispanic man. The duration of the disease is one year. Microscopic view of scrapings from the groin in a man with inguinal dermatophytosis. At 40x magnification and staining with Swatz-Lamkins, the hyphae are clearly visible. b) Prevalence (epidemiology). It is more common in men than in women and rarely in children. c) Etiology (causes), pathogenesis (pathology): Most often caused by dermatophytes Trichophyton rubrum, Epidermophyton floccossum and Trichophyton menlagrophytes.T. rubrum is the most likely causative agent. Inguinal candidiasis is more commonly diagnosed in men than in women. Pathology belongs to the category of candidiasis of large folds and is characterized by severe symptoms that cause discomfort to the patient and many unpleasant symptoms. Treatment of inguinal candidiasis should be carried out under the strict supervision of a physician. An important point is to identify the root cause that provoked the spread of the fungal infection. The causative agent of candidiasis in the groin area is a yeast-like fungus of the genus Candida, which belongs to opportunistic microflora and lives on the skin and mucous membranes of every healthy person. Epidermophytosis inguinal occurs only in humans. Men become infected three times more often than women. In children and adolescents, Hebra eczema is extremely rare. The inflammatory process in men is localized not only in the groin area, but also spreads to the scrotum and anus, in women – in the chest folds. Causes of epidermophytosis groin. The causative agent of the disease is the parasitic fungi Trichophyton rubrum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes. They reproduce in conditions of high temperature and humidity.Infection occurs. Epidermophytosis inguinal (synonym: tinea cruris) is a subacute or chronic disease affecting the skin of the thighs, pubic and groin areas. The process is usually localized in the groin folds, but can also occur in other areas of the skin (intergluteal fold, under the mammary glands). The disease is characterized by acute inflammatory symmetrical eruptions prone to peripheral growth. The lesions are rounded spots of red-brown color, polycyclic outlines.- fungal skin lesions; – mycoses of skin folds, feet; – pityriasis versicolor; – superficial candidiasis caused by dermatophytes, yeast (including the genus Candida), mold and other fungi and pathogens sensitive to clotrimazole; – mycoses complicated by secondary pyoderma. All indications It is not recommended to apply the drug to the skin in the eye area. In patients with hepatic insufficiency, the functional state of the liver should be monitored periodically. If signs of hypersensitivity or irritation appear, treatment is discontinued.If there is no effect within 3 days, the diagnosis should be confirmed. Overdose. Everything about fungal disease – mycosis of the penis – thrush, candidiasis in men. Symptoms, Treatment of Genital Mycosis | University Hospital Mycosis of the penis is a fungal infection primarily caused by a yeast-like fungus of the genus Canadida (usually Candida albicans). The disease is also called candidiasis, a yeast infection. Candida fungus. About 20% of men have candida in the flora on the skin of their genitals without any symptoms.In such a situation, the fungus is safe. Athlete’s foot is caused by a fungus that spreads from person to person or from sharing contaminated towels or clothing. The fungal infection often spreads from the feet to the groin because the fungus can travel on your hands or on a towel. Risk factors Timely treatment of fungal diseases affecting other parts of the body. Monitor the health of your skin, hair, and nails to prevent infection from spreading to your groin.If you spend time in wet public places, such as a sports shower, wearing sandals will help prevent onychomycosis. Diagnostics. The cause of epidermophytosis inguinal is infection with the fungus Epidermophyton floccosum, which is a highly contagious microorganism. For this, contact with an already infected person is sufficient, but the household route of transmission is also possible. Often, public locker rooms, swimming pools, showers in gyms are infected with it. Secondly, there are many methods of treating this fungus and in each case it is necessary to select a certain scheme.For therapy, local antifungal creams and ointments can be used, as well as antiseptic and drying agents, or systemic antifungal drugs.
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In general, the external agent is well tolerated and without side effects. Only against the background of individual sensitivity to herbal ingredients can local allergic reactions occur, which are manifested by a rash, itching, local edema and redness. With the development of such symptoms, the use of the drug should be discontinued and another should be selected – with a similar effect, but with a different composition. Dolgar divorce In general, the external agent is well tolerated and without side effects. Only against the background of individual sensitivity to herbal ingredients can local allergic reactions occur, which are manifested by a rash, itching, local edema and redness.With the development of such symptoms, the use of the drug should be discontinued and another should be selected – with a similar effect, but with a different composition.
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What is STI?
STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections) or STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) are a group of diseases that are mainly spread through sexual contact. For their treatment, women can consult a gynecologist, and men can consult a urologist at our clinic.
Division of STIs
STIs are divided into:
- microbial (gonorrhea, syphilis)
- protozoal or unicellular infections (trichomoniasis)
- viral (herpes, HIV, hepatitis B, C).
Physicians distinguish a separate group of diseases where sexual transmission is frequent, but not the only one – herpes, molluscum contagiosum, scabies, hepatitis, pubic lice.
STIs classified as “venereal diseases” are syphilis, donovanosis, gonorrhea, lymphogranuloma venereum and chancre.
What are the symptoms of STIs?
When can an STD be suspected? Their manifestations are conventionally divided into external and internal.
About internal manifestations.
You may experience fever, muscle pain, worsening general condition , that is, symptoms that occur with a common cold. These manifestations are observed in viral hepatitis, HIV infection.
With gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, itching in the urethra, cramps during urination and discharge (purulent and transparent) may appear.Often, infections such as mycoplasmosis, chlamydia, ureaplasmosis are asymptomatic, manifesting only in the form of complications. Trichomoniasis is often latent.
About external manifestations.
With syphilis a hard chancre (painless “sore”) at the site of contact appears three to five weeks after sexual intercourse. The chancre is often localized on the inner layer of the foreskin in men and the lower commissure of the labia majora (closer to the anus) in women.Inguinal lymph nodes are usually enlarged.
“Sore” is often mistaken for herpes, or even not paid attention at all. In the future, it disappears, and the process moves towards neglect, the infection affects the entire body.
And with genital herpes “sore” is painful, there is a burning sensation.
The rash on the body is accompanied by itching, for example, with scabies (rash between the fingers, lower abdomen, nipple areola in women). However, itching may not be, as, for example, with syphilis.A spotted roseolous rash appears on the sides (in the secondary period), on the mucous membrane of the mouth, tongue, palms and soles.
About pubic lice or phthiriasis.
Pubic louse looks like a grayish brown grain. It is possible to become infected with it through intimate contact, the use of common bed and clothing. The louse parasitizes on the hairy areas of the skin (except for the head), where it lays eggs (nits), while the patient experiences severe itching . It is most often localized in the pubic region.By combing, you can damage the skin, which will lead to the penetration of infections and the appearance of pustular diseases.
What examinations are prescribed for STIs?
When to see a doctor after a casual relationship? As soon as possible! The doctor will carry out active prophylaxis for you: he will treat the external and internal genitals, and will also prescribe antibiotics and antimicrobial drugs for prophylaxis. This will shorten the duration of treatment and prevent complications.
In any case, our doctors will examine you and prescribe the necessary tests.For diseases such as HIV, syphilis, hepatitis, this is a blood test. And with urogenital infections – smears. But a smear test gives reliable results only when the infection is recent.
If the disease is started, use the blood test, bacterial culture, PCR method , aimed at identifying the pathogen or antibodies to it in the blood. Often, several tests are needed to reliably diagnose STIs. Do not be lazy to contact our clinic in St. Petersburg for preventive purposes.
How is STI treated?
There are many antimicrobials and antibiotics available to treat STIs. It is more difficult to treat an advanced disease and several infections together.
If you are diagnosed with several infections, our specialists will prescribe complex drugs or their combination. In these cases, complications often arise. So, with a combination of gonorrhea and trichomoniasis , abscesses (purulent lesions) of the prostate, uterus, ovaries, and appendages often appear, which require surgical treatment.And with trichomoniasis it is easier to “get” HIV infection, since local immunity suffers, and Trichomonas are mobile and carry immunodeficiency viruses on themselves.
It is imperative to treat STIs. There are no spontaneous cures for these diseases! Do not assume that if there are no symptoms, then you have recovered. The disease may well turn into a chronic form and be asymptomatic. And the latent course of the disease is dangerous, because it leads to serious complications. In addition, unaware of the disease, a person can transmit it to others.Self-medication is also dangerous. There is usually no cure, and the disease becomes chronic and more difficult to control.
And yet, viruses and microbes that cause STIs often disrupt the normal course of pregnancy . A baby can get an infection in the womb, during childbirth and breastfeeding. Infections can seriously harm your baby’s health.
If you suspect an STI, please contact our doctors in our clinic!
See also : Diagnosis of infertility, Urological programs, Urological smear.
photos, causes and treatment of itching in the groin
All people periodically experience unpleasant sensations in the groin. They can be safely called sources of discomfort and irritability.
Any change in the skin in an intimate place should not go unnoticed, therefore everyone is advised to study the causes and symptoms, as well as the features of treating groin irritation in men.
Causes of itching in the groin in men
Various causes and factors can cause irritation.
Sometimes a similar phenomenon indicates the development of a pathological process, and sometimes – about the reaction of the skin to the use of a cosmetic product.
This suggests that you need to find the exact cause of itching in the groin in men.
Below is a pool of factors that can cause these unpleasant sensations:
- Shaving. Many people shave their hair on their legs, armpits, and bikini area. After carrying out such a cosmetic procedure, the outer cover of the body experiences a stressful condition, which can be expressed by redness, peeling and the formation of a rash.This itching goes away on its own after a couple of hours.
- Wearing tight, tight and synthetic underwear. In addition to the fact that tight underwear provokes reddening of the skin, it leads to improper blood flow and the appearance of a greenhouse effect during the hot season. This factor is often the cause of diaper rash and itching around the genitals.
- Overweight. Overweight people are prone to sweating. They also have fat deposits that are difficult to care for.Excessive moisture is an ideal spot for harmful bacteria that can cause irritation.
- Allergy. Quite often, irritation on the skin of both the child and the adult is caused by an allergic reaction provoked by any allergen. Redness and a rash on the penis is more common with creams or shower gels.
- Epidermophytosis of the groin. This disease spreads over the skin of large folds and affects the representatives of the strong half of humanity.The disease is transmitted from person to person through household items and is manifested by irritation or the appearance of a round itchy spot.
- Erythrasma. The disease, which belongs to pseudomycosis, appears as a result of skin lesions by organisms of the corynebacterium group. The disease affects men who become infected through sexual intercourse or through other contact with a carrier. The symptom of the disease is redness, itching between the legs and brown spots on the skin of the penis.
- Having diabetes can cause itching in the groin and irritation of the skin.Thyroid problems are manifested in the same way.
- Liver pathology. Elevated bilirubin levels can irritate the groin in men.
- Pubic lice or scabies. These factors are often the cause of itching and irritation of the skin. If the penis is shaved, then pubic lice can be seen visually, but scabies is diagnosed only in a laboratory.
- Herpes in an intimate place is almost identical to the herpes that occurs on the lips of both adults and children.The best way to prevent ailment is to use a condom and personal hygiene products.
- Candidiasis, which can be contracted from a partner. But do not forget that the virus is present in the body of all people, so it can periodically become aggravated even in virgins.
- Human papillomavirus infection can manifest itself after intercourse or become the body’s response to reduced immunity.
- Atopic dermatitis, which is a chronic disease of the outer cover of the body.The problem is manifested by dry skin, redness and itching.
- Irritation in the groin area is sometimes the result of a stressful situation and manifests itself in the form of an allergic rash. This phenomenon is not affected by therapy with drugs for allergies or corticosteroids – it disappears as suddenly as it appears.
- Infection with worms. It is helminthiasis that is manifested by itching and rash that occur in different parts of the body.
- Banal non-observance of the rules of personal hygiene can cause severe redness on the genitals.
All these reasons are purely individual and not always harmless. Therefore, even with a slight redness, you should not wait until the problem disappears by itself, but seek the help of a qualified specialist.
How does irritation manifest itself and what threatens
There are several main local and general symptoms that accompany irritation. Here are some of them:
- Pain in the problem area of the body.
- Itching, burning.
- Sleep problems.
- Increased nervousness.
- Bad mood.
It is worth considering that even the most harmless redness can develop into an inflammatory process. But before that, it must go through several stages:
- The skin is weakly damaged, only slight redness is noticeable.
- Appearance of cracks, ulcers. In case of development of infection – abscesses.
- Strong erosion with gray – brown bloom and blood impurities.There is a fetid odor from the wound.
Symptoms appear quickly but gradually. Severe inflammation can form in 2 to 4 weeks, or in a couple of hours.
This is how it all looks in the photo:
How is diagnosed
The diagnosis can be made already by visual inspection of the affected area and studying the existing symptoms. It is important not to confuse irritation and diaper rash with:
A doctor’s consultation is also needed for the reason that only a specialist is able to determine the cause of the pathology and prescribe a treatment that is appropriate for a particular case.
Slight redness from epilation or insufficient hygiene of the penis will disappear with frequent washing with neutral soap.
In addition, it is recommended to regularly use a special cream. Before epilation in the groin, apply a cream to prevent itching.
First of all, during the entire treatment period, you should refuse to wear tight synthetic underwear and give preference to elongated pantaloons that protect the skin from friction.
If we talk about drugs, it is allowed to use antiseptics ointments that relieve inflammation, dry and heal wounds, these include:
A progressive inflammatory process threatens the addition of an infection, the treatment of which is carried out with antibiotics, antifungal drugs and drugs, antihistamines and antiviral agents such as:
- Celestoderm V.
Therapy should be selected taking into account the existing signs of the disease and the type of pathogen that provoked it.
Local therapy consists in the use of special ointments and pharmaceutical solutions.
UFO of the problem area has a positive effect on the wound. It is possible to use a home ultraviolet irradiator, before using which it is imperative to read the instructions and obtain permission from the attending physician.
Also, do not forget about thorough groin hygiene without the use of soap or cosmetics that irritate the skin. Preference is given here to decoctions of oak bark, chamomile or string, which can relieve swelling in the scrotum.
It is forbidden to lubricate severe diaper rash with creams or oils, because in this case the use of moisturizers that slow down the healing of the wound is contraindicated.
Antibiotic therapy or antihistamines are appropriate here.
After the abscesses have healed, it is allowed to apply an ointment containing zinc to the problem area.
If the problem is not very bad and the person does not want to take medications, then you can try traditional medicine.
Soda is used as a disinfectant, lotions from which should be put on the problem area when irritation occurs.
is known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.It is able to remove swelling and is good for redness.
Also, people who are thinking about how to relieve irritation in the groin in men, it is recommended to take baths with the addition of decoctions of chamomile, string, oak bark or celandine.
How to prevent irritation
In order to avoid the harmful effects of the causes of irritation and redness of the skin, you should adhere to some preventive measures. They are as follows:
- Both the child and the adult need to closely monitor the observance of personal hygiene and use products that are suitable for their skin.
- After playing sports or strenuous physical labor, it is recommended to take a shower or wash immediately. This is because overheating can cause infertility and the proliferation of fungal microorganisms that cause itching.
- Men should not wear tight or tight underwear, as this is one of the factors that lead to skin irritation in the scrotum.
- Avoid excessive sweating in the intimate area.
- It is forbidden to use someone else’s towels while going to the bathhouse or sauna.
- It is not recommended to have promiscuous sex and ignore the use of contraception. It is the constant sexual partner that guarantees that the body will be protected from unwanted infection, which can cause irritation and diaper rash in the intimate area.
- Proper nutrition improves immunity and enriches the body with useful vitamins and substances. If the immune system works in full force, then the risk of redness on the penis is minimized.
Also, do not forget about regular examinations by doctors, which will allow you to detect health problems at an early stage and promptly begin their adequate treatment.
Common skin rashes: how to tell them apart?
There are many different types of rashes. And despite the similarity between different types of rashes, they can be caused by different reasons and, accordingly, require different types of treatment.If some types of rashes do not bother a person, then others can signal serious health problems. In this context, it is important to be able to distinguish between different types of skin rashes in order to know when to see a doctor.
Acne. The most common type of skin rash is acne. Most people have acne at some point in their lives. About 80% of people aged 11-30 suffer from acne. It usually develops during adolescence and affects areas of the skin on the face, back, and chest.However, some people also experience acne in adulthood – about 1 in 20 women and 1 in 100 men.
Atopic dermatitis. Another common cause of skin rashes is atopic dermatitis, or eczema. It usually develops at an early age and is characterized by dry scaly patches on the scalp, forehead and face during the first year of life. These flaky spots can also “bubble” and release fluid. Another unpleasant manifestation of atopic dermatitis is debilitating itching.If symptoms of atopic dermatitis appear later in childhood, a rash may occur in the elbows or knees. Eczema also sometimes appears on the neck, wrists, ankles, between the buttocks, and legs. A family history of psoriasis, bronchial asthma, or hay fever may affect the risk of developing atopic dermatitis. About 50% of people with severe forms of atopic dermatitis also have bronchial asthma, and about 66% have hay fever. Studies have also identified a link between atopic dermatitis and life in contaminated urban areas.
Urticaria. About 20% of people have hives, also known as urticaria, at some point in their lives. At the same time, watery itchy bumps appear on the skin, which resemble insect bites. Hives can occur on any part of the body and “move” over the skin. Typically, urticaria appears for a short period, but in chronic cases it can last for more than 6 weeks.
Hives can be caused by exposure to certain foods such as peanuts, eggs, tree nuts, shellfish, or medications such as antibiotics, acetylsalicylic acid and ibuprofen. Other possible causes of urticaria include insect bites, blood transfusions, bacterial and viral infections, exposure to latex, animal hair, pollen, and plant poison.
Infectious diseases of the skin. A bacterial infection of the dermis – the deep layer of the skin – can lead to the development of cellulite, a pathology characterized by swelling, redness and the appearance of a skin rash, as well as systemic reactions – an increase in body temperature, chills, nausea. If a bacterial infection affects the hair follicles and does not penetrate the skin, the condition is called folliculitis.With this disease, acne occurs around individual hair follicles.
Psoriasis. This pathology, as a rule, develops in patients aged 15–35 years, but can also occur in children and the elderly. It is an immune disorder that manifests itself as red, scaly patches on the skin. About 10-15% of patients with psoriasis experience their first symptoms before the age of 10 years.
Keloid scars and actinic keratosis can also be confused with skin rashes.