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Skin rash is a certain type of medical condition which is characterized by skin sores, discomfort, itching, color changes and bumps. Skin rash may also commonly affect the groin and it can be caused by rubella, roseola, measles, fifth diseases chickenpox and other sorts of so-called childhood diseases. Contact dermatitis and various different sorts of allergic reactions are among the most common causes of groin rash. Seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema may cause red scaly rashes on the groin. Tinea cruris and erythrasma may also trigger the development of brown scaly patches on the groin. Erythema nodosum, intertrigo, the Kawasaki disease and various other types of inflammatory conditions may also be held responsible for the onset of rash on the groin area. Groin rashes may also be caused by various different types of infections, and in those cases they may also be accompanied by pustules. Those who suffer from groin rash need to seek immediate medical attention because it may spread to other areas of the body and trigger a series of serious complications.

Symptoms

The symptoms of groin rash largely depend on the type of underlying medical condition which causes it in the first place. The symptoms may sometimes affect other body parts. The possible symptoms may include visible eggs or small insects in pubic hair, ulcerations on the genitals, swollen lymph nodes, red eyes, rash on other areas of the body, loss of appetite, painful sensations, aches, cough, headaches, sore throat, fever, fatigue, abdominal cramping and abdominal pain. Other possible symptoms which may accompany groin rash include swelling, redness of the soles and the palms, redness of the lips, peeling skin, nausea, vomiting, hair loss, diarrhea and changes in the appearance of the tongue. There are also certain symptoms which may indicate a potentially life threatening medical condition and those include high fever, changes in the mental status, delusions, hallucinations, lethargy, delirium, confusion, sudden behavior changes, unresponsiveness, passing out and changed levels of consciousness or alertness.

Causes

There are certain infectious types of causes of groin rash and those include tinea cruris, syphilis, shingles, scabies, phthirus pubis, mollluscum contagiosum, HIV, erythrasma, rubella, roseola, measles, fifth disease and chickenpox. Other common causes of groin rash may or may not include seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, Kawasaki disease, intertrigo, erythema nodosum, eczema, contact dermatitis and various different types of allergic reactions. Groin rash may be associated with dangerous medical conditions such as Fournier’s gangrene and meningococcal meningitis.

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