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What is jock itch? What does jock itch look like?

Jock itch is a common, itchy rash of the groin. It can produce a very intense itch and is associated with a red or pink rash involving the groin folds and genitals. Jock itch is primarily a skin condition in men because of anatomic structures unique to males, the male genitalia.

The symptoms of jock itch may come and go, and many cases of jock itch resolve spontaneously without any treatment. Jock itch is primarily seen in the groin, although it may spread to the inner thighs, genitals (including penis, scrotum, labia, and vaginal opening), and anus.

While jock itch is frequently noted in otherwise healthy people, those with diabetes and/or obesity are more susceptible. Possible causes include irritation from tight or abrasive underwear, excess moisture, sweating, skin rubbing or friction, allergic problems, fungal infection, Candida (yeast) infection, and bacterial overgrowth.

Treatment of fungal-related jock itch may include one or a combination of antifungal creams and, rarely, antifungal pills. Treatment of jock itch that is not caused by fungus involves proper groin hygiene, keeping the area clean and dry, and washing frequently with gentle soap and water (especially after sweating or exercise).

Jock itch causes a symmetrical red or pink rash on the sides of the groin folds. There may be a dry, scaly rash or a collection of small, pinpoint red or pink bumps at each hair follicle.

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Comment from: Feeling better, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 03

I tried Lotrimin for jock itch and it hurt badly, especially the spray. I found almost instant relief by using triamcinolone cream, used mostly for psoriasis. It is prescription so you will have to see a dermatologist. It's been four days, it has improved 80 percent and I have no pain.

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Comment from: wino1943, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: June 13

I found an effective treatment for jock itch on the cheap. I found most items cheap at Family Dollar store. T Plus shampoo (has coal tar extract). It really works on any skin irritation and fungus. Leave on 10 minutes. Take 1 oz bottle of fragrance body spray, USD 1.00. Dump it out, rinse and replace with 1/4 apple cider vinegar and remainder with any cheap eye wash solution instead of water. It is sterile and has soothing and anti-inflammatory ingredients to soften the burn from the vinegar. Spray groin well and leave on 5 minutes. Wipe with paper towels so you do not spread the fungus. Another is Family Dollar anti-fungal spray; same as Tinactin at half the price. Shake can well first! Cover everything. Use twice daily. It cleared up in 5 days.

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