What is jock itch and how to cure jock itch? Jock itch, medically known as tinea cruris, or ringworm of the groin, is an infection of the groin area caused by fungus. As the common name implies, it causes an itching or a burning sensation in the groin area, thigh skin folds or anus. It may involve the inner thighs and genital areas, as well as extend back to the perineum and perianal areas. Do you know how to cure jock itch?
In the above video, Popular Health & Lifestyle is showing how one can get rid of jock itch quickly. Jock itch affects both men and women. Female jock itch is less common but can still occur for many different reasons. However, men tend to get it more often.
There is nothing to be embarrassed about suffering from jock itch. What people should always remember is that jock itch is curable.
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.
Here is an info-graphic by JockItchDoctor explaining what is the difference between a jock itch or herpes.
Jock Itch or Herpes: Causes and Symptoms
Prevention and Treatment
The myth about jock itch
What is jock?
What are some symptoms of jock itch?
Causes for jock itch in women
What are other names for female jock itch?
Is jock itch contagious?
Females are more like to get jock itch if:
Preventing female jock itch
Treating female jock itch:
Women who have a serious case of ringworm should see a doctor. Depending on the diagnosis you might be subscribed an antifungal cream or antifungal pill. It could take multiple weeks to heal and even months for severe cases. So, if you are an athlete and can’t afford to miss weeks of training and even important competitions its super important to take every measure to keep your body clean and dry as much as possible.
Macroconidia of the dermatophytic fungus Epidermophyton floccosum, a fungus that commonly causes jock itch.
Jock itch, also known as crotch itch, gym itch, eczema marginatum, ringworm of the groin, or tinea cruris, is a fungal infection of the groin caused by dermatophytes (Microsporum, Trichophyton, and Epidermophyton). It is more common in males, and is predisposed by increased moisture (as in hot, humid summer times), which promotes growth of the fungus
Jock itch tends to cause itchy or burning sensation in the groin, thigh skin folds, or the anus; the rash appears as raised red plaques that may blister, ooze, or advance down the inner thigh. As the rash advances, it often forms a central area of clearing with advancing borders resembing a ring (hence the name ringworm). Tinea cruris is diagnosed by scraping some of the affected skin onto a glass slide, applying potassium hydroxide (KOH) to dissolve keratin from the skin cells to release the hyphae, heating the slide, and looking under the microscope for hyphae. A sample may also be sent to a lab for a mycotic culture (where the fungus is grown in Sabouraud’s agar). This article will help you treat and cure this fungal infection.