Groin mycosis likes high temperature, humidity, sweat, windproof, tight underwear. Although this disease is the same as any other, and it can happen to anyone, most people respond with embarrassment and shame to the word “ringworm”. Untreated inguinal mycosis can lead to fungal infection of the penis, as well as additional infection with yeast or bacteria.
Groin mycosis is a superficial fungal infection of the groin skin. Almost exclusively for men. This condition is often found. Most often men from 18-30 years old get sick, which does not mean that they also do not appear in women. It is very rare in children. Infection usually occurs as a result of direct contact with infected people or through indirect contact with infected objects, e.g. towels, sponges or underwear. It should be remembered that inguinal mycosis, as well as foot and nail mycosis requires proper diagnosis and immediate treatment. And most importantly – it cannot be underestimated. – advise experts of the Polish Dermatological Society.
Groin mycosis – symptoms
Typical symptoms of this disease include:
- erythematous spots with inflammation,
- skin lesions with visible lumps and blisters,
- outbreaks located in the groin area (especially where the scrotum adheres to the thighs),
- feeling itchy
- change of skin color from red to brown,
- flaking changes.
Sometimes an extensive erythema-inflammatory focus may appear. Groin mycosis can spread to the lower abdomen, buttocks and sacro-lumbar region. There may also be a yeast infection leading to exudative changes in the groin. The course of the disease is chronic. Therefore, early diagnosis of the disease is necessary for the rapid cure of inguinal mycosis. Therefore, you should not hesitate with performing a stress test, thanks to which you can easily recognize the disease and the real cause of the occurrence of inguinal mycosis.
Weronika Łapińska, a Revitum specialist, advises:
Groin mycosis likes high temperature, humidity, sweat, windproof, tight underwear. Infection can also occur as a result of transferring lesions from other places (e.g. feet) by contact with a towel, sponge or hands. Although this disease is the same as any other, and it can happen to anyone, most people respond with embarrassment and shame to the word “ringworm”. The worst thing you can do if you notice the symptoms of the disease is to treat yourself. Therefore, if you are not sure if the red skin is just an abrasion or already developing mycosis, do the Body Load Test. It is better not to risk it, the test will immediately detect the developing fungus.