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Jock Itch

 

Jock itch or tinea cruris is a fungal infection affecting the groin area, usually in men.

Causes

  • Fungi
  • Friction from clothes
  • Dampness due to excessive sweating

Symptoms

  • Red rash
  • Itching
  • Burning sensation
  • Flaking or peeling skin
  • Sometimes, blistering and oozing

Treatment

  • Topical fungal creams, lotions or powders
  • Topical steroids
  • Oral fungal medication in severe cases

Prevention

  • Wear loose clothes of natural fibers
  • Keep skin dry and clean
  • Shower after workouts and excessive sweating
  • Avoid sharing towels and personal clothing
  • Wear clean underwear and clothes