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