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I have had very sore itching at the top inside my legs and

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I have had very sore itching at the top inside my legs and under my scrotum - I have tried jock itch remedies and various creams - none of which have helped

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Please upload a picture if possible.

Do you have any other medical condition?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
no - I am a bit overweight - I've attached some pictures.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I had a chest infection some time ago and they put me on 500mg amoxcilin anti biotics and that didn't help either.

Thanks for the pictures.

I am assuming the raw wounds have been created from excessive itching.

This is originally due to the contact dermatitis or eczema-- an immune reaction against your skin.

But now, the raw wounds seem to be infected as well from excessive scratching.

You will need oral steroid course with prednisone 40 mg daily for 1 week and then taper by 5 mg every 3 days to address the eczema.

You will also need a strong antibiotic like doxycycilne 100 mg twice daily for 10 days to control the superinfection.

Both medications can be prescribed by your GP.

Lastly, i will suggest a consultation with a dermatologist if possible for confirmation with skin swab test.

Best wishes

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