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General Practice Doctor
Experience : 7 Years
United States


I have a red itchy rash that looks like a burn on my groin, i have been using sudocreme with no real effect just wondering if you mite know what it could be please?


A red itchy rash in the groin area is usually a fungal infection due to Candida (aka - a yeast infection). Areas that are warm and moist, like the groin area, under the armpits, or under breasts, are good environments for the growth of yeast. The redness/itching you describe is typical for this type of infection. Initial treatment would be an over the counter antifungal cream, such as those used for athlete's foot or jock itch, such as miconazole or clotrimazole (the -azole indicates an antifungal medication). I would use this over the Sudocrem. If this did not work, there are prescription antifungal powders that can help, which are good because they can help dry out the area that is affected. If these treatments fail, seeing a doctor in person would be wise.


Thank you very much for your help.