What is inguinal dermatitis?

Groin eczema (also known as inguinal dermatitis or groin dermatitis)is a bacterial infection of the groin that causes redness and irritation of the skin. It is often confused for other skin fold conditions, such as mycotic intertrigo, which unlike inguinal dermatitis, is caused by dermatophytes or candida.

What is the cause of groin eczema?

Groin eczema is caused by the overgrowth of a bacterium called corynebacterium minutissimum. This bacterium belongs to a fairly large group of microorganisms that share some characteristics with diptheria; for example, neither move and both settle at the site of infection. Even in the reproductive phase, the new microorganisms tend to remain in the same site in which they were formed.

How to treat groin eczema

Regardless of the cause, to soothe the symptoms such as redness, the application of 2S Cream is recommended, which is a cream based on Sulphur and Salicylic Acid.
Apply a small amount of 2S Cream to the affected area every evening and massage until completely absorbed.

Unlike normal skin redness that can occur in the groin area, inguinal dermatitis is well defined by a sharp, visible border which separates infected and healthy skin.

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