What Is Jock Itch?
What Is Jock Itch?
Jock itch (tinea cruris), is a fungal infection of the skin in the groin that causes a scaly, red-brown patch accompanied by an itching, burning sensation. It is caused by the same fungus that causes athlete's foot.
Who Can Get Jock Itch?
Anyone can get jock itch although it is more common in men. The fungus grows in a warm, moist environment so activities that enhance this type of environment may lead to the infection, for example wearing sweaty or wet clothing for prolonged periods in the summer.
How Does It Occur?
Various factors can cause jock itch including:

- Warmth, moisture and friction between skin folds


- If you have another fungal infection such as athlete's foot, the infection may spread to the groin area via clothing or contact.


- Wearing tight clothes which can increase sweating may aggravate the problem.


What Are The Symptoms?
Jock itch appears as a red, itchy rash in the creases of the groin. The rash may advance down to the inner thighs and as the rash advances it may appear redder and more raised as well as scaly.
How To Treat Jock Itch?
The infection can be treated using a cream that contains a powerful anti-fungal agent which is proven to treat the infection.
How To Prevent The Infection?
Wearing loose fitting clothing and underwear will help stop the infection from re-occurring. You should avoid sharing clothes, towels or washcloths as the infection can be carried on items like these. Make sure you allow the skin to dry completely before dressing.
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Canesten 1% Cream is used to treat a wide range of skin infections caused by fungi. This includes jock itch (tinea cruris) and infections with yeasts such as candida & sweat rash. Canesten cream should be applied to the affected area(s) of skin thinly two to three times daily and rubbed in gently. Treatment should be continued for at least one month for dermatophyte infections and at least two weeks for candidal infections.

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Lamisil At 1% Cream is used for the treatment of skin infections such as Jock Itch, it treats the itching, burning, cracking and scaling which accompanies the condition. Just apply thinly once daily for one week.

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Lanacane Medicated Body Powder stops the itching caused by jock itch, giving instant cooling relief to irritated skin and its triple action formula; medicates, absorbs and dries the skin. Lanacane Medicated Powder is talc-free and is 6x more absorbent than ordinary talc.

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