A persistent rashes or itching in the genital area commonly in men can be caused due to Jock Itch or Herpes. Both are tragic, producing red, irritated rashes on skin that appears in the groin, thighs and genital area.
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Jock Itch or Herpes: Causes and Symptoms
A fungus named Candida Albican that mostly appear on the upper layer of skin is the main cause of jock itch fungus. Most fungus cells thrive in humid and damped conditions nearly in the moist areas of the body like groin, buttock and inner thighs. Whereas, Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease caused due to contact with an infected person. The main symptoms are swollen lymph nodes, high fever and itchy sores.
Prevention and Treatment
Preventive treatment of Jock Itch requires proper hygiene and cleanliness of body that discourages yeast, fungi from spreading and infect your skin. Also, sores and rashes should be brought to the attention of a doctor. Such disease can be easily treated with antifungal creams, soaps, ointment and pills. Jock Itch can also be easily diagnosed by home remedies that contain antibacterial and antifungal properties like having salt bath, use of tea tree oil and rubbing alcohol, onion and garlic paste on the infected skin. Whereas, preventive treatment of herpes requires special medications, drugs and treatment as it regarded as a chronic condition.