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Old 07-04-2009, 03:21 AM   #1
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Rash downstairs.

Hi there,

I've had a rash like reddening area on the area around my penis, just on one side. It's very itchy, and the itch seems to come in spurts.

Haven't been sexually active for 2 months (GF out of town), and it's been around for about 3 weeks.

Any idea what it could be and how I can get rid of it? Let me know if you need more info.

PS; No clue why it says I'm female. =o. I am male.

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Old 07-04-2009, 09:48 PM   #2
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Re: Rash downstairs.

Have you done a search for 'jock itch'? It's a fungal infection which is common 'downstairs' especially in the summer when it's warmer than usual. There are over-the-counter treatments for this. Good luck and feel better!

 
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Old 07-04-2009, 11:55 PM   #3
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Re: Rash downstairs.

That looks like it, thanks. I had to share towels in a hotel, that must have been in.

Came up around the same time. What do I ask for when I go to the pharmacy?

 
Old 07-06-2009, 11:05 AM   #4
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Re: Rash downstairs.

There are many products available. Go to your pharmacy and look for the athlete's foot products and read the labels. Many of them are also for 'jock itch' and other fungal infections. Look at Tinactin and Lotrimin, but be sure and read the labels and make sure it specifically says it's ok to use in the 'downstairs' area! You may be able to get a generic version of one of these medicines which would be cheaper. If you can't find what you're looking for, don't be shy about asking the pharmacist. They are happy to help out. Feel better soon!
Soibhan

 
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