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Always damp between legs and a dark ring at front of

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always damp between legs and a dark ring at front of foreskin which is painful on erection,ihave had this for 7 years and trid most things including drugs for pain releif such as gabapentin and many others,because of the dampnes it often becomes infected so i am prescribed antibiotics and its a continuous circle,i am on 1.5 grammes ofclonazepam at present to no effect,the whole area feels damp with a burning feeling.Help.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 6 months ago.

Hello from JustAnswer.

Could you attach a picture of the area?

Which creams have been used thus far?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
i cannot attach a picture as i am not computer literate,creams used ,timodine,and the painkillers i descibed
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 6 months ago.

It is possible that someone may have excessive genital dampness simply because of overactive sweat glands, but it would typically not cause a ring such as you describe. However, a common medical cause of dampness that also can cause a ring on the genital or groin area would be a fungal infection. It is more often a dermatophyte type of fungus, although a yeast infection can be the problem.

While the appearance can suggest whether it is a fungal infection, it would be a more definitive diagnosis to perform a microscopic examination of scrapings of the area.

If the timodine ha not helped, there are a couple options. It would be reasonable to try an antifungal cream in a different chemical class, such as clotrimazole. Another option would be the use of an oral antifungal, such as fluconazole, particularly if there is a failure to respond to various topical antifungal medicines.

If I can provide any additional information, please let me know.

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