before that i had the Gyno test me for std's twice! i was so scared, she said i had nothing to worry about and i needed to go to the dermatologist.
I have suffered from this for years, and Have found more answers on here and its nice to know im not a freak of nature. I have tiny cracks around the bottom opening to my vagina and around the anus....they burn and it hurts so bad, they even bleed a little, and when i bathe, ouch!!! they come and go as they please...everything stings. i have tried diaper rash stuff, and no luck, i am going to buy vagisil tomorrow thanx to this thread, and even some yeast infection stuff, i was on antibiotics so i could have one and not know it.
I am in a long distance relationship so i do not have sex often......my pants are tight but i cant "breath" so how does this happen so much? i am so annoyed i want to cry.
thank you guys for writing and sharing.
Jock itch, also called tinea cruris, is a common skin infection that is caused by a type of fungus called tinea. The fungus thrives in warm, moist areas of the body and as a result, infection can affect the genitals, inner thighs and buttocks. Infections occur more frequently in the summer or in warm, wet climates.
Jock itch appears as a red, itchy rash that is often ring-shaped.
Is Jock Itch Contagious?
Jock itch is only mildly contagious. The condition can be spread from person to person through direct contact or indirectly from objects carrying infected scales.
What Are the Symptoms of Jock Itch?
Symptoms of jock itch include:
Itching, chafing, or burning in the groin, thigh, or anal area
A circular, red, raised rash with elevated edges
Redness in the groin, thigh, or anal area
Flaking, peeling, or cracking skin
How Is Jock Itch Diagnosed?
In most cases, jock itch can be diagnosed based on the appearance and location of the rash. If you are not certain that the condition is jock itch, contact your doctor. The doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and will perform a physical exam. A microscopic exam of the scales of skin can confirm the diagnosis.
How Is Jock Itch Treated?
In most cases, treatment involves keeping the affected area clean and dry and applying topical antifungal medications. Jock itch usually responds to over-the-counter antifungal creams and sprays. However, prescription antifungal creams are sometimes necessary. During treatment of jock itch, be sure to:
Wash and dry the affected area with a clean towel
Apply the antifungal cream, powder, or spray as directed
Change clothes -- especially underwear -- everyday
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First of all I did one last inserting antifungal becasue I did have the really thick creamy cottage cheese of a yeast infection.
Then: Took two sachets of Ural (powder form of cranberry juice 9.9g each) with two tablets of cranberry 10000mg each ( which is really vitamin C).
Second I used a tea tree and lavender antiseptic 5-6 drops with 1/2 cup warm water. Used a cotton swab to dab and throw away and use another to dab another place. I did this three times a day. It really help sooth the itching and burning. Which really helped the skin heal.
Third: I have been taking one tablet twice a day of probiotics and three-four Yakult (which is a small shot of probiotics) liquid.
Fourth: I stopped eating white bread, all sugar, coffee. (Obviously I don't drink alcohol cause I am pregnant)
Fifth: I ate a couple pickles. I read a lady mention the alkaline abilities of the vinegar stuff of apple cider vinegar and it tastes like c**p so I would rather each a pickle or some olives.
I did this all every day for two days. One the third day I took a bath in a antiseptic emollient used for eczema then did the tea tree.
Now the fourth day!!! NO itching, cuts are gone, burning totally gone.
Best of all I am prego!!!! All the oral things I took are natural and water soluable which means the body uses what it needs then you pee out the rest. (Vit C, probiotics, cranberry).
I also wanted to mention that I was a little sexually active and my partner didn't mention until I told him I had cracked girly bits. He said is penis had tight skin and painful burning cracks. He isn't circumcised so he would have the same issues as us. His would go away in a week or two. But I would bet that we were passing it back and forth and not knowing it. Which wouldn't help me at all. So no sex for a while and doing all the things I said previously should make an impact.
I hope this helps anyone else out.
My method of treatment currently: Wash with mild soap after bm, be careful to remove any dampness from the area (after workout, etc...), blow dry my nether regions before putting on underwear, change underwear at least 2 times a day, if possible go bottomless at night to help things breathe. Eat more yogurt. Treat cracks with Triple Antibiotic to help them heal faster.
Problems at hand:
1) Cracks forming: thin skin? sensitive skin? fungal infection (yeast)? STD?
2) Itchiness (as a result of yeast infection or healing skin itches, constant recurring cracks therefore means they are constantly in a healing process as well). Itchiness leads to scratching leads to causing more tears/rash/skin breakdown... Stop the itch! Vagisil would help and so would hydrocortisone. One worry though, I was told hydrocortisone can lead to thinning skin, so told not to use more than 2 weeks.
Treatment: My gyno recommended being careful of the soaps I use to clean myself, that the vaginal area including perineum are sensitive to harsh detergents/fragrances but to keep the area clean, and dry. Treat for yeast infection if there is that kind of discharge/itch. Add probiotics to my diet (yogurt, etc...) to boost natural bacteria. Test for STD if your doctor recommends it and there is a possible link.