Hives in groin: treatment and prevention of disease
Hello, dear readers. Hives is a severe allergic disease that can cause many complications. Typically, the disease affects certain areas of the body: limbs, face, back.
There are cases when tolerated a rash in the groin area. However, she gives the patient a lot of inconvenience.
How to treat hives in this delicate area and can something be done to avoid such manifestations. Let’s discuss in detail these issues.
Why groin rash?
If you think the hives are somehow sexually transmitted and is the cause of disease lies in this, you are mistaken.
The disease cannot be passed from person to person by any means. It is an allergic disease caused due to contact with a particular food product, or the impact factor.
Hives in groin can occur in both adults and children, and the body begins to itch, and themselves, the sexual organs swell.
This is called angioedema, which is very dangerous to health and even to life. In women, it may be swelling of the mucous membranes, making it difficult to urinate.
In men often affects the testicles and the penis. In this case you should immediately call an ambulance, which will put you an injection of a glucocorticosteroid for quick relief of symptoms.
Symptoms occur immediately after contact with the allergen or after a couple of hours. Initially, the skin reddens, then it begin to form blisters that look like a nettle burn.
If time does not begin treatment, the spots will merge into a single spot, thereby forming a plaque with a thick crust.
In the future, such acute urticaria may develop into a chronic and here it is already very difficult to treat. It lasts for six months and throughout life, constantly recurs.
In infants the disease usually appears due to improper nutrition mom, poor quality mix, allergic to the makeup or hygiene products (milk, diapers, creams).
Also a rash in the groin is caused by some medicines. Remember, while you’re breastfeeding, you should exclude from the diet of all allergic foods and contact with objects that may cause hives in a child.
In this photo you can see what it looks like hives on the skin.
In addition to rash and pruritus, the patient may experience dizziness, headache, General malaise, increased body temperature, tachycardia, especially in case of generalized urticaria (if it affects the whole body).
How to cure hives in the groin area?
It is very important not to confuse hives with other diseases, such as eczema, dermatitis (children diaper) or with the usual allergies. That is why advice is to contact a highly qualified doctor.
In adults, the disease is treated with hormonal ointments. They have enough long-term effect and quick effect, but they have many side effects and contraindications.
The treatment of these assets is carried out under medical supervision and lasts no more than a week. For the treatment of children’s skin often are assigned to non-hormonal ointments, such as Fenistil, Rezulin or La-Cree.
As a basic therapy the patient is prescribed an antihistamine medicines. For adults, this Suprastin, Chlorpheniramine, Cinnarizine, Diazolin and other.
For children drugs Zyrtec, Fenistil, Tavegil, Suprastin. To restore the immune system you can also drink a course of immunomodulators and vitamins.
To rid your body of the allergen, take sorbents: activated carbon, smectite, Lactofiltrum, POLYSORB, enterosgel.
Note that sometimes to eliminate the rash in the groin help the traditional methods. However, this area is very delicate with very sensitive skin.
That is why before you try this or that potion, please consult a specialist. Generally, the doctor authorizes bath with chamomile, calendula, St. John’s wort, mint, succession, and only in the case if you have hypersensitivity to these herbs.
If the disease doesn’t go away and constantly recurs, the doctor may prescribe physiotherapy. Among the most popular manipulations of this kind are: treatment with ultraviolet irradiation, statistical and faradic current.
Can also be assigned to therapeutic showers and baths, wraps and masks from a variety of therapeutic components.
If hives recurs constantly, then maybe the reasons lie in the pathologies of internal organs. In this case, a comprehensive examination of the patient.
Methods of prevention of the disease
If you are prone to allergic reactions, it is necessary to pay great attention to wet cleaning, since dust and dander are strong allergens.
Also remove from the diet of all allergic foods, such as citrus, chocolate, sweets, soda, nuts, meats.
In 90% of cases, elimination of the allergen leads to recovery. The baby needs to explain why you can’t pet a cat or eat his favorite food.
Try also from an early age to temper the kid and teach him to observe the rules of personal hygiene.
By the way, if you think that the hives can not be washed, you are wrong. In this case, itching is even stronger, and you will experience enormous discomfort.
Washing the intimate area with the rash in the groin is mandatory, and a few times a day. Can use for this purpose a decoction of the above herbs.
The only exception is marine urticaria when the Allergy goes in the water. In this case, contact with water should be reduced to a minimum (just 1-2 minutes of taking a shower).
Always keep a couple of tablets antihistamine medicines. Less nervous, more relax, exercise and eat right. Only in this case, the hives will not be manifest on your body and especially in my groin. Be healthy!
Author: Anna Derbeneva (dermatologist)