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I would like to ask why do i have a dry skin and itcyness

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Hi i would like to ask why do i have a dry skin and itcyness and skin colour bumps on my thighs and genital area
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Do you notice any redness or scaling?
Customer: I have scaling yes about a year now
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: No Im healthy in genral
Submitted: 20 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 20 days ago.

Hi there,
I am an experienced Medical Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Please post a pic.

Are they itchy?

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Is it ok if i can on here
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
i feel really itchy and i dont know why and this is how it looks like could u help me
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 20 days ago.

Have you tried anything yet?

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
I've tried all kinds of creams steroid ones and e45 and aveeno and alot but nothing is helping me i do also have burning sensation after the itchyness
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 20 days ago.

Based on the appearance this is likely Tinea cruris or fungal infection of the groin a severe one.

You can start with over the counter Canesten cream twice daily for 14 days.

Steroid cream may help with the itching a bit.

If canesten does not improve the rash, you will need a clinical evaluation by a dermatologist and probably oral antifungal therapy after confirmation.

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
i dont know what it is because i have been to my gp and they done tests and they have said its nothing wrong with it
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Oh ok what will that mean the therapy
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 20 days ago.

Means treatment with oral tablets if topical canesten does not work.

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Ive tried canetern before but it never worked for me
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Canesten
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
If i have these tablets will it go away
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 20 days ago.

Another possibility is inverse psoriasis --this is an autoimmune condition.

I think this needs to be confirmed by a skin biopsy --only done by a dermatologist.

Treatment will be with prescription medications --topical calcitriol and tacrolimus ointments.

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Oh ok how can i see someone about this
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
I do have hpv witch was found in my screening for the smear test
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 20 days ago.

Please get a referral from your GP or see in private

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Do u think it might be from that
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Ok
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 20 days ago.

not likely

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Ok so what can i do for now
Customer: replied 20 days ago.
As we are back into lockdown
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 20 days ago.

You tried everything and you have seen nothing worked.

That is why it is most likely what I said above --inverse psoriasis.

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
Ok so how could i treat that
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Hi
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
If i take vitamin d will that help me
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 19 days ago.

Unlikely.

Another possibility is inverse psoriasis --this is an autoimmune condition.

I think this needs to be confirmed by a skin biopsy --only done by a dermatologist.

Treatment will be with prescription medications --topical calcitriol and tacrolimus ointments.