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Tinea cruris

Tinea cruris: Introduction

A fungal infection of the groin which causes an itchy rash. The infection is contagious and the risk is increased by wearing tight-fitting or damp underwear. The condition is more prevalent in warm, humid climates. Tinea cruris is more common in males and often results from spread of a fungal foot infection e.g. through use of towels to dry both areas. The condition is not considered serious and is readily treatable. ...more »

Symptoms of Tinea cruris

  • Scaly red rash spreading down from crotch/groin to upper thighs, buttocks and perineum (does not usually involve penis or scrotum)
  • Itch in rash area
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Treatments for Tinea cruris

  • Topical antifungal cream to groin area for several weeks eg Clotrimazole
  • Treatment of tinea pedis (athlete's foot) with topical antifungal creams
  • Avoidance of reinfection: avoid tight synthetic clothing, wear shower shoes in public showers, antifungal powders on feet and groin area
  • Oral antifungals for persistent or recurrent eruption
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