Jock Itch (cont.)
What causes jock itch?
Causes of jock itch include the following:
- Moisture, warmth, and skin friction in the groin folds
- Tight, occlusive clothing and undergarments that trap in sweat
- Infections caused by fungus and yeasts: Candida (yeast), Trichophyton and Epidermophyton (fungal molds)
- Infections by bacteria, particularly Corynebacterium
Generally, diet does not seem to affect jock itch.