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Hi I have for many years suffered from sore, itchy patches

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I have for many years suffered from sore, itchy patches in the groin area. They go, often with a single application of a steroid cream and possibly only applied a couple of times a month. The last couple of years has however seen a patch on my scrotum which is there more often than not. the steroid cream would suppress the symptoms and the sore would go away for a few days, possibly a week and then return. Assuming jock itch may be the problem, I have tried a variety of over the counter creams, but nothing makes it stay away. Personal hygiene is high on my agenda, showering at least once a day. I only use organic naturally made shampoo and a soap made from extra virgin olive oil and have done so for a year now thinking that detergents may cause the irritation. we only wash garments and bedding in non-biological powders aimed at sensitive skin. I have taken to moisturising with pure coconut oil when it's itchy. Itchiness can be at any time of the day or night. I wear loose fitting underwear and trousers. I hope you can see I am trying most options to assist. I am however not a fan of steroid creams. This one in particular (Elocon?) was prescribed to me by a dermatologist suggesting (when I used to get eczema on my hands) it was mild and could be used anywhere on the body, including sensitive areas when I asked about the groin. I would appreciate some guidance. Many thanks.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Can you please list the over-the-counter creams that you have used so far for this?
Please let me know.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.




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I think that eczema is the most likely possibility here but you still require an examination by a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis.
Treatment of eczema is with immunosuppressive medications like steroids, cyclosporin.
Let me know if you have more questions.
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