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hii have severe itchy skin it seem to start in the groin

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i have severe itchy skin it seem to start in the groin which drives me cazy but i get itching on my legs, arms ,back arm pits chest, belly
i am a 45 year old male
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David

itchy skin in the groin area most commonly is from a fungal infection in the groin.

if you have mosture in your groin, it is common to develop a groin fungal infection sometimes called jock itch in the groin area which likes to grow in areas of warmth and darkness and moisture.

fungal infections can not be killed by soaps and antibiotics

you need to see a doctor to get a prescription antifungal powder like nystatin powder to use on areas of itching to help dry up the skin and kill fungal infection on the skin.

it can take a few weeks of treatment of a prescription antifungal powder to clear the fungal infection.

it doesn't sound like you have tried an antifungal cream or powder yet.

let me know if you have questions.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have been prescribed several different steroid creams to treat fungal infection none of which worked I have used fungal powder from the chemist I have had my liver checked also
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
steroid creams dont' treat skin fungal infections.

you need antifungal creams like clotrimazole or antifungal powders

and a strong antifungal pill like diflucan or fluconizole which will kill all fungus in your body.

have you tried fluconizole yet?

also abnormal thyroid hormone levels can cause dry itchy skin

have you had your thyroid hormone levels checked?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes I have had my thyroid checked not sure on which creams I've had, I will ask my doctor for the tablets and powder you have mentioned ,when they scanned my liver they found polyps in my Gaul bladder don't know if this means anything
Thanks for the advice I am willing to try anything this as been going on about two years now
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
polyps and stones in the gall bladder are very common.

they can be watched with another ultrasound of your gall bladder in 6-12 months.

you are welcome

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