For several weeks I have had a rash at the top of the inside of my left leg and
extending about one inch onto the scrotum. The rash extends rearwards almost to the
back of the scrotum. It seems to be restricted to the fold of skin where the
scrotum and upper leg are normally in contact.
The rash is dark red to purple color. In the skin fold area there are small fissures
that weep clear mucous. At either side of the main rash are small raised red spots
that itch. This rash sometimes almost clears up for a day or two and then returns
for about a week. At its peak the mucous is in sufficient quantity to wet and stain
underclothes in contact. There are no blisters or crusting. I have no other symptoms.
I am sexually active but follow recommended safe practices. I am 53 years old and
somewhat overweight at 5'7" tall and 185 pounds. I can associate no change in
lifestyle, diet or anything else with the onset.
eCureMe’s Advice 1
It sounds as if you may have either a "jock itch" rash or a candidiasis
rash - which is yeast. Both types of rashes can be severe enough that they weep.
You can try to use over-the-counter jock itch rash creams, but they are
typically not strong enough to really cure the rash. You should see your family doctor
or dermatologist so that they can evaluate it and get you on the appropriate medicine.
eCureMe’s Advice 2
Your description sounds like intertrigo, which is usually a yeast infection that
develops in skin folds. It may be easier to get and difficult to get rid of when
someone has diabetes. If this is in fact intertrigo there are both topical and
oral medication that could clear it up. I would also have your blood sugar checked.
Weight loss and keeping the area dry as much as possible would also help.
eCureMe’s Advice 3
This sounds like a fungus infection called tinea cruris or "jock rash".
It is often associated with some fungus on the feet of toenails. You can try
over-the-counter Lamisil cream twice per day for a month, but you must
be relentless. You may also want to see a doctor for some pills, because often
the creams do not penetrate deeply enough into the skin to cure the infection.