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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

Generally, diet does not seem to affect jock itch.