Jock Itch also known as Tinea cruris or fungal infection of the groin: It is an infection of the groin area a fungi called dermatophytes. It is a common skin disorder that occurs in men. It can sometimes accompany athlete's foot or any of the ringworm (Tinea) fungal infections. The fungi that cause jock itch, thrive in moist, warm areas. Poor hygiene, prolonged moist skin are some of the cause of tinea infections. Tinea infections are contagious and can be passed by direct contact or by contact with items such as clothing and towels. Jock itch is usually contain to the groin and does not usually does not involve the scrotum or penis.
Itching of the groin, anal area, and the skin fold of the thigh
Skin rash redness
Skin may be abnormally dark or light
Good hygiene is essential for the prevention of jock itch
Antifungal medication or drying powders
Keeping area clean and dry, avoid chafing
Avoid tight rough textured clothing
For severe case, or chronic infection , your doctor may prescribed and oral antifungal medication and or some oral antibiotic
* Prompt treatment will eliminate complications, and secondary bacterial skin infections.
* With all medication, use as prescribed by your doctor.
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