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Fungal Infection (groin) Overview

Another name for Fungal Infection (groin) is Tinea Cruris.

What is tinea cruris?
A person with tinea cruris has inflammation of the skin in the groin, caused by a fungal infection. Tinea cruris is the most common fungal infection in men. With treatment, tinea cruris usually resolves within 2 weeks.

What are the symptoms of tinea cruris?
Symptoms of tinea cruris include an itchy, red rash in the groin. Additional symptoms include peeling skin and blisters.

How does the doctor treat tinea cruris?
The initial treatment for tinea cruris includes a topical antifungal cream or lotion. Severe infections may require treatment with oral antifungal medications.

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Last Updated: Oct 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Fungal Infection (groin) References
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