Itchy inner thighs

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Itchy inner thighs may be the reason for those symptoms like rash, redness and raised bumps that comes with an itch on the skin that you experience. This can happen to anyone and on any part of the body. We all must have had an itch or an urge to scratch before. If you haven’t, I have. Read on.

Itchy inner thighs

Causes of itchy inner thighs

-Dry skin

When you have dry skin on any part of the body including your inner thigh you may notice a rough, scaly skin that gets worse with poor skin care, age, cold weathers and use of irritating skin products.

Quick fix; Quit use of hot water and use moisturizer to soothe skin.


Rubbing your body parts with other body parts or even clothing can cause a burning feeling, redness or darkening and itching of that body part too. No matter how much weight I loose, my thighs rub because I do not have thigh gaps and so my thighs occasionally feel the brunt. Wear a well fitting skin tight or short and apply lubricants or petroleum to help relieve friction and it’s symptoms.


Dermatitis is inflammation of the skin. Eczema called atopic dermatitis can cause dry, patchy skin occurring on any part of the body. Itchy inner thighs is common.

*Allergic contact dermatitis

This occurs when your skin reacts to something allergic it comes in contact with harsh irritants like sitting on chair with nickel components, using scented soaps, colorants, fabric softeners, laundry detergents etc. causing skin fluid filled blisters, rash, itchy skin and allergies. I have had to react to harsh irritants some times in the past.

Use topical steroids cream in contact dermatitis as well as atopic dermatitis to treat eczema or use light and immunosuppressive therapies in severe cases.

– Heat rash

Sweat can get trapped in skin and sweat ducts gets clogged in the process and comes with blisters or bumps, itching and redness. It occurs in areas that rub together e.g. thigh and groin area.
Tip: Cool down to clear rash.

-Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy

also called polymorphic eruption of pregnancy is a skin condition occurring during third semester of pregnancy or delivery. This rash isn’t a serious case even though it spreads to other parts of the body and takes many forms. They can appear on abdomen and pregnancy stretch marks. Antihistamines and corticosteroids can help.

-Christmas tree rash or pityriasis rosea

A skin rash common in people aged 10-35 though affecting all ages. Comes with rash and symptoms like headache, fever and fatigue
It can go away after 1 or 2 months. It can be confused with ring worm, eczema or psoriasis and develops in leg and arm.

-Meralgia paresthetica

Comes with symptoms like tingling, itching, burning or aching sensation and tingling and itching of the inner thigh. It develops from pressure on nerve supplying sensation to front and side of thigh. Pressure can come from excess weight, tight clothing, scar after surgery or injury and pregnancy. Diabetes is a risk factor. Severe cases may need prescription medications, physical therapy and pulsed radio frequency treatment. But on normal cases using a topical anti itch over the counter drugs like ibuprofen, loosing weight or wearing loose clothing can help.

-Swimmers itch

When microscopic parasites found in fresh water comes in contact with you while still in the water, they may burrow the skin and cause itchy rash along with burning sensations, blisters and red bumps on the thigh or any area of the skin directly exposed to water. Symptoms go away in 1 or 2 weeks without prescription treatments. Corticosteroids creams or anti itch lotions can help ease itch and redness.

-Jock itch

A fungi infection caused by a group of fungi called dermatophytes that thrives in moist, sweaty areas and multiply to form jock itch. Jock itch affects the buttocks and genital area or inner thigh and comes with an itchy or burning sensation that appears dry, flaky or red. Sharing towels or clothing can spread jock itch from person to person. Over the counter anti fungal creams can clear infections. Prescription pills may be used in severe cases. Do not share personal items, wear clean clothes, stay dry, avoid tight fitting clothes etc. to reduce the risk of jock itch.

Home remedies

1. Take a bath with Luke warm water, preferably add oat meal or baking soda for extra relief making sure not to bath more than 10 minutes. Moisturize your skin afterwards.

2. Use moisturizers containing hyaluronic acid, glycerin or petroleum jelly to help moisturize skin and ease dry, itchy skin.

3. Use oral antihistamines and topical corticosteroid creams to ease itching and discomfort.

4. Use unscented soaps and deodorants to ease irritation

5. Wear well fitting clothes. Loose or tight clothes are no good. To prevent trapping sweat in skin through shirts, pants or shorts causing friction.

6. Quit use of irritating products and use products or moisturizers recommended by a health or skin care expert.

7. Avoid scratching to prevent risk of infection and skin break. Gently tap or pat the skin instead.

Summary; Dry skin, jock itch, chaffing from friction and eczema are common causes of inner thigh itch. See a doctor for prescription or treatment.

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