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Jock Itch (cont.)

When should I call my doctor about jock itch?

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


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