How often have been caught scratching your groin area in social gatherings and felt embarrassed doing so? Have you ever wondered why you feel itchy between the thighs and what may be causing it? Well, itching between the thighs is common and is largely caused by sweating or fungal infection. But itching is a problem down there, and it is important to find the exact cause of the problem.
It is important to seek medical attention for prolonged itching to avoid that embarrassing situation in public, moreover because simple itching may be a larger problem than you’d expect.
Sometimes it has been seen that a problem which could have been easily remedied has become a severe problem just because the person carrying the problem was negligent about it. Depending on the cause of the problem leading to itching, the person can develop rashes and the skin can begin to discolor.
Scratching can give you some relief from itching but it’s not a solution especially when the root cause of itching lies somewhere deeper in the skin.
Fungal infection is major cause of itching between the thighs in most cases. This happens because of the moist and sweaty environment in the area. If the area is not properly washed and dried, many kinds of fungal infections can creep in and cause itching.
Basically the remedy for itching thighs depends on the major cause of infection. Sometimes there are no really causes and it may be a simple rash. But when itching is severe and perpetual immediate medical attention should be sought. For precautionary sake, we have here listed some general tips on how you can save yourself from developing itching between the thighs.
Wash the area regularly
Hygiene is the key to avoiding any kind of fungal infection in between the thighs and the groin area. You should wash the area thoroughly, preferably with antibacterial soap. After applying soap thoroughly ensure you have rinsed if off properly and dried the area without scrubbing vigorously.
Keep the area properly ventilated
It is important to keep the thigh and the groin region properly ventilated. It is not possible to do so in public, but you should find private time to do so. Additionally, wearing lose briefs and clothing made from natural materials can help to keep allow some air to flow in despite you wearing appropriate clothing. At home you can wear some airy clothing to just ensure the area is well ventilated.
Wear lose underwear
To reduce the chance of moisture accumulating in the groin and in between the thighs, wear loose fitted underwear that do not hold your genitals tightly. For men boxer shorts can be a preferable idea, while women can give lacy lingerie a break and go for lose fitting undergarments. It is even advisable to choose underwear that’s a size larger than your fitting.
Antimicrobial cream for the area
A different species of fungi and bacteria can live on the human skin, generally this may not cause a problem, but if they find a way into the skin through some crack or opening, it can become a problem. As a defensive mechanism, it is advisable to apply antibacterial cream, if you sense some kind of irritation or itching in the area. It is important to note that washing the area thoroughly and then drying it properly is recommended before applying antibacterial cream.