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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Groin Itch

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced groin itch. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

    Eczema is a form of skin inflammation that causes skin to be dry, itchy, red, and irritated.

    This is a long-term, recurring condition but symptoms are manageable with care.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    trouble sleeping, feeling itchy or tingling all over, dry skin, scalp itchiness, flexor surface rash
    Symptoms that never occur with eczema (atopic dermatitis):
    fever
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit
  2. 2.Jock Itch (Tinea Cruris)

    Tinea cruris is a common fungal infection of the skin in the groin area. It can cause ring-shaped redness, and sometimes itching or pain.

    With treatment the rash should be gone within 2-3 weeks.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    groin redness, groin itch, scabbed area of the groin, rash, itchy rash
    Symptoms that always occur with jock itch (tinea cruris):
    groin redness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  3. 3.Allergic Contact Dermatitis of the Groin

    Allergic contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes irritated and inflamed following physical contact with an allergen. Common products known to cause allergic dermatitis include plants, metals, soap, fragrance, and cosmetics.

    1-2 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    groin redness, groin itch, scabbed area of the groin
    Symptoms that always occur with allergic contact dermatitis of the groin:
    groin redness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  4. 4.Scabies

    Scabies is a highly contagious skin infection caused by mites that produce an itchy rash on the body.

    Rash and intense itching should subside within 2-4 days with treatment.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal itch or burning, vulvovaginal redness, feeling itchy or tingling all over, butt itch, elbow itch
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Irritant Contact Dermatitis

    Contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes red, sore, or inflamed after direct contact with a substance. This condition most often affects skin of the hands, and may occur after repeated and prolonged exposure to substances such as water, detergents (soaps, bleach), solvents (such as gasoline), acids, powders, dust, and soil. The onset of the skin reaction is usually within 48 hours of coming in contact with the substance.

    1-2 days.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    rash with well-defined border, itchy rash, red or pink, rough patch of skin, painful rash, red rash
    Symptoms that always occur with irritant contact dermatitis:
    rash with well-defined border
    Symptoms that never occur with irritant contact dermatitis:
    fever, black-colored skin changes, brown-colored skin changes, blue-colored skin changes
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Groin Itch

  • Q.Did you possibly brush into poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.Are you itchy all over?

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Groin Itch Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced groin itch have also experienced:

    • 5% Groin Redness
    • 4% Anal Itching
    • 3% Feeling Itchy or Tingling All Over
  • People who have experienced groin itch had symptoms persist for:

    • 43% Over a Month
    • 19% Less Than a Week
    • 14% Two Weeks to a Month
  • People who have experienced groin itch were most often matched with:

    • 50% Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • 25% Jock Itch (Tinea Cruris)
    • 25% Allergic Contact Dermatitis of the Groin
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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