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Jock Itch (cont.)

When should someone call a doctor about jock itch?

If jock itch persists over one to two weeks despite proper skin care and use of over-the-counter medications, it may be necessary to schedule an appointment to see a physician. In addition, if the rash is worsening despite medical treatment or if any of the following signs of an advancing skin infection develop, contact a physician.

  • Spreading despite treatment
  • Increasing pain
  • Rapidly spreading rash
  • Formation of pus, abscesses, or draining sores
  • Red streak(s) extending from the groin (called lymphangitis)
  • Fever or chills
  • Failing to improve after two weeks of continuous topical treatment