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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.

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Comment from: pdog, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 28

I was stationed in South Korea during the 70s and came down with jock itch. I went to the military doctor, and he gave me topical creams that did not work. I was told the water in South Korea was to blame. Then all of a sudden it went away. Then years later it came back. I think, a life style change is in order, with home remedies which might just work, since no doctor has cured the problem up for me.

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Comment from: Misterclean, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: February 18

I got jock itch after I got an STD from a girl. The STD was chlamydia which was cured quickly with some pills that the pharmacy gave me free. Jock itch was still there in my anus. It was itching but I didn't know it was a disease, I thought my behind was not clean. It lasted 2 years and went after I finally used a lot of treatment.

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