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What is the treatment for jock itch?

There are many treatment options and skin-care recipes for treating jock itch. Since the two primary causes of jock itch are excess moisture and fungal infections, treatment depends on the exact cause of the jock itch. Treatment of jock itch associated with skin irritation and excess moisture should address general measures to keep the groin clean and dry. Treatment of fungal jock itch should include antifungal creams used continuously for two to four weeks.

It is important to keep in mind that no therapy is uniformly effective in all people. Your doctor may need to help evaluate the cause of your jock itch.

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Comment from: Someinfo, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: December 24

I've had jock itch for years and years and the only thing that has actually worked (up to a month or more no rash) Food grade hydrogen peroxide (between 3 - 9%) Just soak the area as much as you can. I soak up a ball of tissue and apply to the area and leave for soak in good. Skin may whiten around the area but it goes back to normal after 15 minutes. I also take fluconazole for the internal cleanse. But without peroxide nothing happens. Sometimes I have used normal over the counter creams followed by a wash and a peroxide wash. Then take the fluconazole after rash is clear. TRIPLE ATTACK! I bloody hate this stuff! (male - 25)

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Comment from: cindy, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 31

i had jock itch for some years due to exercising, it gets really unbearable with the itching, recently i tried some stuff including Lamisil which just seemed to work but didn't, the rash was back 2 days after using an entire tube and it itch like hell. What is helping a great deal 1. apply a solution of vinegar and baking soda 15 minutes before bath time(really rub it into your skin) 2. blow dry the area and apply tea tree oil. 3. the next day omit the baking soda and use hydrogen peroxide a 6% solution undiluted on the area leave for 15 minutes and shower. 4. blow dry and add tea tree oil repeat alternating treatments, it works.

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