Complications are infrequent since jock itch is usually a self-limited skin condition. Rarely, the rash may spread past the groin onto the thighs and genitals. Secondary skin infections from scratching or rubbing can uncommonly deepen, causing cellulitis or abscess formation.
Although jock itch can affect anyone it is more common among men than in women. It should also be pointed out that jock itch can infect absolutely anyone irrespective of your general health and well being, but patients suffering from diabetes or may be more at risk of infections.
Jock itch usually begins with mild intermittent itching in the groin. The itching can get worse and become unbearable in some cases. The rash is usually on both sides of the groin and affects the folds.
Jock itch is an annoying and itchy rash common in people who sweat a lot, such as athletes. The rash is often found in the genital, buttock, and thigh regions. Although uncomfortable, jock itch is not serious and can be treated and prevented very easily.
I had the same symptoms you have all described for about 4 months, 3 doctors and many tubes of antifungals. I urge everyone to examine how your clothes are being laundered. My wife was putting in a full cap of detergent and fabric softener, but the instructions on the bottles said to only put about a half inch from the cap bottom. With the inventions of HD washing machines and concentrated detergent, etc. it’s easy to make that mistake. I was basically sitting in soap and fabric softener all day.
We also recommend picking up a good zinc oxide ointment. We’ve found that this can do wonders for itching, chafing, and sweating. We’re partial to a diaper-rash product called Boudreax’s Butt Paste (really) but any decent zinc oxide cream should do.
Most cases of jock itch are not contagious; however cases caused by an infection may be transmitted through skin or sexual contact. Sharing of apparels, locker room towels and other public amenities (which may be infected) can cause jock itch rash. Fungal jock itch also transmits through close skin contact.
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This may seem a bit odd but one day the itch was so bad I tried some floride mint tooth paste and the redness and rash was gone the next day… with only one use WANING it will burn like crap for a few mins use once when you wake up and once at night…
Mike, You need to restore Your skin, first. Visit a local beekeeper and ask him to give You fresh, real honey. Real honey will restore the wounds and then You can use garlic application. Put a few small pieces of garlic and some water in the twister and twist for a few minutes, then apply. Again, honey first, then garlic and everything else described above! Good luck!
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I’m gonna try coconut oil and tea tree oil. I heard it works like a bomb. Keep scratching to a minimum as it spreads the jock and makes it really worst. Try and keep the area dry. It seems to keep the itch away.??
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Several antifungal topical treatments are available without a doctor’s prescription. They should be applied on clean, dry skin. Terbinafine is available as a cream, solution or spray formulation, while naftifine is available in cream and gel formulations. Tolnaftate is available in cream, spray and solution formulation, while clotrimazole is available in cream, spray and powder form. Miconazole has been shown to be effective for jock itch but has been marketed mostly for vaginal yeast infection in cream and vaginal suppository form. Topical antifungal treatment has few side effects, but the area may continue to be irritated for several days while healing occurs. If symptoms persist after a week or more of topical antifungal treatment, a physician should be consulted, as different or stronger medication may be required.
Medical professionals recommend a preventative based approach of stopping fungus before it occurs. Prevention is preferable over a reactive treatment approach. The preventative based approach involves removing heat and moisture to the groin area.
Keep the skin clean and dry in the groin area. When cleaning the area, dry with a clean towel. It’s important that you don’t use the same towel on the rest of your body. Use a separate, clean towel instead.
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1st before shower, take borax and put in a container to mix, the glad container works fine, just make sure it’s big enough for the next steps, I go by feel so I don’t have measurements but you don’t need a lot – depending on the area a handfull of Borax or so should do just fine. Again I go by feel for the next step – about a quarter sized or so amount add Selsun Blue Shampoo – Use the name brand and a splash of hot water. Now Mix until you get the consistency of a Meringue (lemon meringue pie) *Caution, when you mix it it has an amonia smell so I’m not sure with the chemical consistency if I am mixing an amonia base type paste, it will sting a little so if you are sensitive and low pain tolorence or sensitive skin I advise caution ( i put caution to the wind with this, as anyone who is suffering knows). Leave on for 3 – 5 minutes – make sure you have a towel underneath or stand in the tub it is grainy and will flake off. Lightly massage onto the problem areas – If it’s blistered or opened I wouldn’t massage it I would let it rinse off without scrubbing. – again it will sting a litttle for a while. Now shower as usual. Out of the shower towel off then grab the Hair dryer and dry all the parts front and back – as much heat and air as you can take – be careful not to burn. 2nd step after you are completely dry – ORGANIC Apple Cider Vinegar add a splash of hot water or more – this will sting as well – do not put on stright – strength to what you can tolerate. Again make sure you have a towel underneath or in the tub and open a window – you’ll know why if you try this – dab on with cotton balls to the affected area(s) and let it dry – do not dry it off. The smell on your “parts” will dissipate – keep in mind if you are only 5 mins from work give it about 20 mins for the smell to go away.
I tried tea tree oil and it kept burning a layer of skin off, leaving the area raw and itchy. Then I tried TEA TREE CREAM, it’s only a few pounds a tube and worked pretty much instantly jock itch is gone a few days later and I’m going to keep using it.
“It is very effective against typical tinea by eliminating the fungus in less than a week— significantly faster than other topicals.” – Dr. Brock Liden, DPM, a nationally-known Ohio podiatrist and researcher
Econazole is a prescription strength antifungal cream that works by interfering with the formation of the fungal cell membrane and weakening it, explains Drugs.com. This cream should only be used as directed by a health care provider. Some patients using econazole may experience mild side effects including burning, itching, redness or stinging at the site of application.