Most often spots on the inside of the thigh appear in men aged 25-40 years, less often in women aged 30-40 years. Their appearance can be triggered by chronic dermatosis, fungal disease, or an allergic reaction. Usually they are red, dark or brown, dry spots. Size ranges from a few centimeters to the diameter of a large plate. By the accompanying symptoms, it is possible to determine the nature of their origin, as the fungi are characterized by itching, redness, peeling and weeping. Allergic reactions are characterized by the spontaneous appearance of symptoms and their extinction. Chronic dermatoses are characterized by activation in certain seasons.
If you look at the statistics as a percentage, then fungal diseases are most often diagnosed, then allergies and, less commonly, dermatosis. Let’s start with the most common:
- Epidermofitiya inguinal. The most common mycosis among men and women, which provokes the appearance of red spots on the inner side of the thighs. In most cases, the lesions are localized in the inguinal-femoral folds, but the inguinal athlete can also appear as a peeling of the pubic skin and the perianal area. Men get sick more often. You can become infected in public places with high humidity (baths, saunas, swimming pools, etc.). The initial process can begin with the appearance of a small speck, which increases in size over several days. Peeling and crusts are almost always observed on the surface of lesions. From the subjective sensations, itching of varying intensity and pain during friction of the skin are noted. This type of inguinal fungus is distinguished by seasonal exacerbations, especially in summer.
- Contact dermatitis. May cause an allergic reaction, which manifests itself in the form of puffiness, redness, blisters and skin bubbles. Synthetic underwear can cause staining on the inside of the thighs in men and women. Lesions may be accompanied by severe itching and burning. The beginning of the process is acute – literally in the eyes, the skin at the point of contact with the allergen takes on a red or brown color, swells and begins to itch. An allergic reaction can also be caused by woolen pants, pads (for women), bedding, laundry detergent, or personal care products.
- Color lichen. A common form of mycosis, affecting people of all sexes at any age. Predisposing factors are hormonal disorders and the special chemical composition of sweat. The rash can be localized on almost all parts of the body. Peeling is rarely observed and inflammatory processes are never present. Many girls have versicolor versicolor after childbirth in the form of brown spots on the inner side of the thigh and chest area. This is the result of hormonal failure.
- Rubromycosis. Another common fungal disease that affects the inguinal-femoral and perianal region. In the presence of this mycosis, spots appear on the inside of the thigh of red color the size of a saucer. The lesions have clear boundaries surrounded by a roller of bubbles, scales, and bubbles. The surface is rough, in some cases, peeling. Gun hair may be involved in the process. It is possible to contract inguinal rubromycosis in the same place as athlete’s disease – baths, saunas, and other public places with high humidity. Rarely, but, nevertheless, there is oozing and burning in the area of spots, which can itch and be accompanied by painful sensations during friction of skin folds.
- Pink lichen. This dermatosis is characterized by chronic course and seasonality. Most often manifested in spring and autumn. Characteristic differences are pink spots on the inside of the thigh, groin, arms, legs, abdomen, back, neck and face. Rashes almost never itch, do not itch and do not hurt. Pink versicolor is not sexually transmitted or through blood. The main reasons for its appearance are considered a decrease in immunity and hormonal disorders.
- Psoriasis. Another chronic dermatitis that is very rarely diagnosed in the area of the inguinal-femoral folds. But, it should not be excluded, since the initial stage of psoriasis is characterized by the appearance of small spots on the inner side of the thigh, which do not itch. As the process progresses, their size may increase to 2-5 cm. The surface is always covered with a floury peeling, which is easily removed with the help of scratching. The disease has a hereditary and psychosomatic origin. Exacerbations are observed after taking alcohol, severe stress and overwork.
Also, do not forget about the diseases that cause the appearance of dark spots on the inner side of the thighs and other parts of the body. We are talking about erythrasma, which is very often confused with epidermomycosis.
Diagnosis and Treatment
If there are spots on any part of the body, much attention is paid to the accompanying symptoms. If itching and flaking is present, then there is a high probability of the presence of a fungal infection. In the presence of vesicles, blisters and puffiness, an option with an allergic reaction is considered. If the rash does not go away within 1-2 days (which is typical for contact dermatitis), then it is recommended to seek help from a dermatologist.
Treatment of psoriasis is long and ineffective, since the disease is not fully understood. Scammers do not disdain to use this, offering a variety of drugs that allegedly promise to get rid of psoriasis once and for all. Unfortunately, those who bought this product will be disappointed. Only a professional dermatologist will be able to select truly effective drugs. Well-proven sea baths (especially in the Dead Sea), which are recommended to be taken twice a year for 1-2 weeks.
Photo of Spots on the Inner Side of Thighs
Much easier things with rosy lichen, which does not require treatment and passes on its own within 4-6 weeks. The same with contact dermatitis, which disappears as quickly as it appears. But in the case of multi-colored lichen, antifungal drugs of external action are shown:
- Salicylic acid;
- Boric alcohol (wiping lesions 2 times a day for 10 days);
Also shown at the discretion of the doctor shampoos containing selenium sulfide (Dermazole and Nizoral). In some situations, complex therapy may be prescribed (taking fluconazole-based drugs, using ketoconazole and chapoon-based external agents).
Epidermofitiya and rubromycosis are treated in approximately the same way with the use of external funds based on:
- oxiconazol and others.
In difficult situations, the doctor may prescribe drugs to relieve the inflammatory process (Miconazole) and prescribe the treatment of the skin with chlorhexidine or fucorcin solutions.