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Itching can be a common problem. Itches can be localized or generalized. There are many causes of itching to include: infection (jock itch, vaginal itch), disease (hyperthyroidism, liver or kidney), reactions to drugs, and skin infestations (pubic or body lice). Treatment for itching varies depending on the cause of the itch.

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      Jock Itch Article
      • Jock itch (tinea cruris) facts
      • What is jock itch? What does jock itch look like?
      • What causes jock itch?
      • What are risk factors for jock itch?
      • What are jock itch symptoms and signs?
      • Does jock itch affect the entire body?
      • Which health care professionals diagnose and treat jock itch?
      • How do health care professionals diagnose jock itch?
      • Is jock itch curable? Is jock itch contagious?
      • What is the treatment for jock itch?
      • What home remedy can I use for jock itch?
      • What holistic jock itch treatments are available?
      • How do I treat fungal jock itch?
      • How do I treat bacterial jock itch?
      • How is itching from jock itch treated?
      • What is the best drug for jock itch?
      • Why is my groin still discolored?
      • What are possible complications of jock itch?
      • When should someone call a doctor about jock itch?
      • What is the prognosis with jock itch?
      • Is it possible to prevent jock itch?
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