how do you heal something with no air?
December 1, 2010 9:29 AM Subscribe
How do I get this skin to heal when it's in a fold? Semi-NSFW
posted by OrangeDrink to Health & Fitness (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
About a week ago, I discovered a spontaneous red spot of skin in my crotch in between my leg and, well I don't know how to describe this body part. The bottom part of my abdomen where the genitals live, but not my genitals, so not really my scrotum or penis, but the flesh that they sit on. Hard to explain. I guess the top of my genitals?
It has gone from nothing to irritated, and I notice skin flaking away from the edges like I was burnt, or maybe I scratched myself hard in my sleep. I don't think it's chaffing - these parts don't rub together like thighs would.
It also doesn't itch, but it does sting and burn a little like exposed skin does on an abrasion.
So how do I heal something that is mostly in contact with itself? It seems like a perfect home for bacteria and fungus to grow, but I don't know if I should be drying it out (ie Talc) or lathering it with neosporin and fungicides. I know YANMD, but I was wondering if this was something that anyone else had experienced, and how they solved it. It's surprisingly difficult to google "abrasion in fold that sort of like your crotch but kinda not you know?"