“The question What is Jock Itch is on mind of many men that experience
an uncomfortable itch
and rash in the groin and inner thigh. The root cause of the problem
is a fungus called tinea cruris, which you may also know by the name
ringworm. Interestingly, your body normally plays host to various
bacteria and fungi. Some are useful to the body. Others however, grow
out of control, and may cause infections. Tinea cruris loves warm,
moist locations and may also be triggered by the friction of clothing
and sweating in the groin area.”
Causes of Jock Itch
The causes of jock itch are legion and may include the following:
Excessive sweating in groin area
Friction from clothing
Lichen simplex chronicus
Shaving body hair in the groin location
Using body sprays or colognes in the groin area
What is Jock Itch Video that
answers the question and provides helpful treatment advice:
The first signal that you may have jock itch will be the annoying and
distracting itch itself. Your symptoms may include the following:
A red, itchy area in a skin fold.
Spreading rash that looks like bumpy red bites with sharp
Borders may have minuscule pimples or pustules.
Central area of rash may be red, dry and flaky, featuring
Severe scratching will usually invite a yeast infection
make the rash even redder and wetter.
Jock itch may involve the tip of the penis, if
The itch may be in the groin area, skin folds of the thighs
The skin where the rash is will be either abnormally light
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In order to accurately diagnose what is jock itch on the body, the
doctor will need to do a
complete exam. It’s not just a matter of looking at the groin area, as
there may be other things going on at the same time that are causing
the groin itch. Typically, the physician will try a treatment on a
trial basis, to see if your rash responds. If it does, all is well. If
it does not, a complete medical history needs to be done, along with
Lab tests may include taking a close look at the skin under a Wood’s
lamp (long wave ultraviolet light), taking skin scrapings to examine
under a microscope, fungal cultures and blood sugar levels and a
complete blood count. Often rashes have other sources, despite the fact
that they “may” look like jock itch.
The doctor will also want to know your HIV status, your sexual history,
sports activities, frequency of swimming, travel to foreign locations,
medication history (past and current) and a thorough look at all other
areas on your body where a rash may originate – under the breasts,
armpits, elbows, feet, waist, groin and anus. They will also want to
know what, if anything, you have done at home to treat the jock itch.
What is Jock Itch Treatment
There are a number of ways to take care of jock itch and they may
include the following natural homeopathic products:
makes several natural products for Jock Itch heals
from the outside and penetrates the skin
to treat jock itch. This includes a topical that penetrates
the skin, an anti-fungal soap and a product called Candida clear
that strengthens the body's natural ability to fight
There are also over the counter medications available:
AF contains clotrimazole 1%, which fights fungus
and can help to prevent infection. Use the cream liberally and make
sure to rub it into the skin per the manufacturers directions.
Do not use products that are made for athletes foot.
1% hydrocortisone cream combined with zinc oxide (diaper
– for non-infected jock itch.
For severe infections, the doctor may prescribe Itraconazole
Fluconazole; drugs you may know as Sporanox and Diflucan. Be cautious
of side-effects with these drugs. Bacterial infections will need oral
antibiotics, such as erythromycin.
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