jock itch

jock itch


Tinea cruris or jock itch is a form of ringworm. Ringworm is a fungal infection that affects the outer layers of nails, hair or skin. It affects the skin it appears as a rash with patches that are red, peeling and have bumps on the edges that look like blisters. The rash is itchy and it spreads quickly.
Tinea cruris is a fungus that grows on the top layers of skin. The fungus thrives in moist, warm areas of the body like the groin, buttocks, and inner thighs. Anyone can get this problem and it is contagious. Using public showers and locker rooms can increase the likelihood that you will contract this problem.


The symptoms of it are following:

• Itching
• Pain
• Rash on the groin
• Rash on the skin folds
• Rash on the inner thighs
• Rash on the buttocks
• Scaly bumps that look like blisters
• Red/brown rash

Although it is annoying, it is not a serious medical condition. If you have had this itch in the past you can easily diagnose yourself. If you have never had it a doctor can diagnose you through visual inspection and questions.


You can prevent it by keeping your groin, inner thighs, and buttocks clean and dry. Wash the clothes you wear to workout after each use. Wear shoes in public showers and locker rooms. If you have athletes foot treat it promptly. Put your socks on your feet before you put on your underwear. Avoid touching your feet and then touching your groin area without washing your hands in between. Don’t use the same towel for your feet and groin.

RufusD Reviewer Asked on October 13, 2015 in Disease.
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These are effective methods for jock itch. Keep the affected area clean and dry. Apply an anti-fungal powder to the affected area. Swab the area with undiluted tea tree oil. You can use the tea tree oil twice daily. Tea tree oil is a natural anti-fungal so it works well to get rid of jock itch.

Hillarym Doc Answered on October 13, 2015.
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