The causes of itching in the groin
First of all, to itch in the groin may be due to allergic reactions to any drug, means of personal hygiene or even eating food. In women, itching in the groin region is sometimes cause sanitary pads.
Lack of elementary hygiene can also cause discomfort in the genital area. If you do not take a shower for several days, especially after intercourse, it can itch in the groin.
Severe itching is often one of the main symptoms of various infectious diseases of the genital tract. This way is manifested candidiasis, chlamydia, ureaplasmosis, genital herpes.
Each of these diseases often occurs with additional symptoms that help the doctor to accurately determine the disease correctly and prescribe treatment.
Itchy groin may in some pathologies of the liver and kidneys, when a high concentration of nitrogen in the body is released along with the sweat and causes severe irritation on the skin. Unpleasant itching in the genital area also occurs sometimes with diabetes, scabies, thyroid disease, nervous disorders or the presence of infection in the digestive tract.
What to do when itching in groin
First of all, you need to follow the rules of intimate hygiene and shower twice a day. In this case the groin area it is best to wash decoction of chamomile or sage – they reduce inflammation and reduce itching. After a shower it is necessary to wipe dry and wear clean underwear.
If irritation occurs in the groin it is better to refuse from sexual intercourse, to visit the baths, saunas, swimming pools, and swimming in the sea. This can only worsen the situation.
It should also stop using new hygienic means to exclude possible allergic reaction to them. It is also necessary to pay attention to the side effects of taken drugs and consumed food.
If a few days after compliance with the above rules itching is not passed, it is best to consult a dermatologist. He will conduct the necessary tests to establish the exact cause discomfort in the groin area and recommend a course of treatment. Either assign the visit to another specialist such as an allergist or gastroenterologist. Self-treatment itching can lead to deterioration and possible pathologies, so take risks and do experiments at such symptoms should not.