Identifying Jock Itch
Jock Itch, or tinea cruris, is a fungal infection of the skin in the groin that causes a scaly, red-brown patch. It is often accompanied by an itching and burning sensation. Jock Itch is caused by the same fungus that causes Athlete's Foot. Jock itch is most common in men, though anyone can get it.
The source of Jock Itch
Jock Itch fungus grows in warm, moist environments. Activities that enhance this type of environment may lead to infection. The most common factors that cause Jock Itch are:
- Wearing sweaty or wet clothing for long periods of time during the summer is one of the most common causes of Jock Itch.
- Warmth, moisture, and friction between skin folds
- Spreading of other infections to the groin area via clothing or contact. This is especially common with Athlete's Foot.
- Wearing tight clothes which can increase sweating may aggravate the problem.
Possible symptoms of Jock Itch are as follows:
- Red, itchy rash in the creases of the groin.
- Rash may advance down to the inner thighs and as it advances it may appear more red and raised as well as scaly.
Choosing the best Jock Itch treatment for you
- Jock Itch should be treated with the help of a good antifungal cream. This is where Canesten steps in to help!
- Jock Itch Treatment†Canesten Cream: contains a powerful anti-fungal agent which is medically proven to treat fungal infections.
- Jock Itch Treatment†Canesten Spray: an alternative to Canesten Cream, and is a no-mess treatment for treating Jock Itch.
Tips for preventing Jock Itch infection
- Wearing loose fitting clothing and underwear will help stop the infection from recurring.
- Avoid sharing clothes, towels, or washcloths as infection can be carried on these items.
- Allow your skin to completely dry before dressing.