Calling all medical bees!! FI has a mysterious problem…

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@shrubfish09:  could be an infection,chafing, anything. I would say get some hydrocortisone cream on it in the mean time. If he starts getting a fever or feeling unwell, I would not wait. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@shrubfish09:  It sounds to me like it could be psoriasis. I’m not a medical professional, but I’m an Esthetician with eczema and my fiancé has psoriasis. We’re both itchy anGoethe psoriasis causes thick, flaky, silvery-white scales. FH uses cortisone cream and a psoriasis shampoo. It seems to help. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

It sounds very similar to a fungal skin rash that I get occasionally. It particularly likes warm moist places like the groin. Clotrimazole cream clears it right up.

 

 

 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

With the weather warming up it could be irritation from sweat.  My husband has eczema on his arms, and it does look a bit like what you’re describing.  Stress, allergies, humidity and dryness, and sweat can trigger it.

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Okay also not a medical professional but I think it’s a good sign it’s at both creases.  Usually with any sort of problem you won’t see it mirrored on both sides of the body.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

It could be a few things. Psoriasis will look like scales and flake. Excema usually involves very itchy raised welts that can be red or white. A yeast or fungal infection will look red or pink and raw and be painful to the touch. It could also be an allergic reaction to a detergent, fabric softener, soap, etc… Has he switched underwear? Maybe something in the dye or fiber is irritating him. Is there a way you can take a picture of the skin without showing his privates? Seeing it would help. If he wears briefs I’d recommend that he switch to boxers and change his soap to a hypoallergenic one like Cetaphil.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My guess would be a fungal infection. FH had something similar a few years ago. He didn’t have insurance at the time and his spread up under his bellybutton. It looked awful, but it didn’t cause any real issues. He found some cream that worked, I believe it was what Eckle suggested, but I’m not sure. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

This sounds like a fungal infection, probably either tinea or a candidal intertrigo.  I would start with a topical antifungal cream such as clotrimazole from your pharmacy.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

btw, some fungal infections can be identified with a black light.  If you hold the black light close to the skin and it glows flourescent, you’ve got fungus!

Post # 12
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Helper bee

Could it be insulin resistance? Just if it looks like perfectly normal skin but different it might be that. Google will give you an idea =)

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