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    Rashes on my inner thigh, very close to vagina

    Asked May 5, 2008, 11:04 PM 4 Answers
    I have two large rashes on each side of my inner thigh, very close to the vagina. It itches sometimes and it goes away sometimes but it always comes back. I just want to know if any one knows what this is? I've had for quiet sometime now. The rash looks kind of redish purplelish and also looks like a stain . Is there anyone out there that can help me?

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    May 6, 2008, 09:28 AM
    This sounds like herpes. The "rash" will come and go. It will burn and itch like crazy. The inner thigh is a favorite spot for herpes to hide. It will keep coming back unless properly treated.
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    May 6, 2008, 09:33 AM
    Here is a link that might help you get some answers;

    WikiAnswers - What causes inner thigh rashes
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    May 6, 2008, 09:39 AM
    Twinkie, does everybody have herpes today? *smile*

    I don't know, but do your thighs touch? Because you could be getting irritation from the skin-to-skin contact. If you have fuller sized thighs, you may also have moisture/sweat that collects in that area that could also be the cause of the rash. Also, check the types of panties you wear, maybe there is a lacy edging that is rubbing you. I had this happen to me before, but the seam on my pants may irritate me a little at the top of my thighs. (I don't have herpes!)

    Until you can get to a dermatologist, try using a corn starch powder or a gentle feminine powder (like Summer's Eve) to 'cool' the burn in the meantime.
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    May 6, 2008, 09:40 AM
    Could it be from shaving?
    Or from your legs rubbing slightly at the top in warm weather.
    That caused me to get a bad rash.
    Xx
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