Causes, symptoms, and treatments for inner Thigh Rashes

By on December 16, 2015
inner thigh rash

Do not mistake rashes on your inner thigh as a serious health issue. 

In fact, rashes are red eruptions on the skin which are irritating, itchy, and sometimes painful.  Rashes can appear on any part of the body, similarly it can appear on the inner thighs too. 

Rashes appear on the inner thighs for different reasons like thighs rubbing against each other while walking or jogging, wearing tight clothes, or using skin creams or lotions that contain skin irritants.  Here we are going to discuss inner thigh rashes as well as a few treatment options.

Jogging and cycling

Jogging and cycling can cause friction or rubbing of the two inner thigh regions, it can lead to chafed skin, and if neglected, the outcome can be blister formation with pus accompanied with intense pain.


Sometimes shaving the inner thigh regions with a razor can lead to eruption of red rashes and if not treated or neglected, it can lead to more redder, itchy, and painful blisters.

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Even children are not spared; excessive use of diapers can lead to diaper rashes.  Urine-soaked diapers can lead to outbreak of inner thigh rashes in children.

Fungal infection

Fungal infection can lead to inner thigh rashes with outbreaks of red, itchy, and irritating blisters, sometimes filled with pus.  Not treating it on time or neglecting can lead to a more severe form of rashes.

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

Sexually transmitted diseases cause severe outbreak of rashes, starting from the genital area it can spread to the inner thigh regions.  Painful pus-filled blisters can be an outcome if it is neglected without treatment.

Indications for inner thigh rashes

  1. Swelling and redness
  2. Itching
  3. In extreme cases pus-filled blisters
  4. Irritation
  5. Pain and discomfort with walking.
  6. Short of breath or breathing difficulty.

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Remedies for inner thigh rashes

  1. Apply olive oil to the affected area; it reduces redness, itchiness, and pain.
  2. Rashes which are itchy can be treated by applying ice or cold water; you get a soothing and cooling effect.
  3. To reduce inflammation or redness Aloe vera lotion can be applied.
  4. Wear loose dresses, cotton clothes preferably.
  5. Expose the inner thigh regions with rashes to cool air to get a soothing effect.
  6. Antihistamines can be taken orally to reduce redness, itchiness, and irritation.
  7. Moisturizers.  Keeping skin hydrated can reduce redness and itching as moisturizers provide a cooling and soothing effect to the affected area.  Also, vitamin A and vitamin D present in moisturizers do provide skin with nourishment.
  8. Phototherapy is another form of treating inner thigh rashes with ultraviolet rays.

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