Jock Itch (Tinea cruris)

Jock itch or tinea cruris is a common fungal infection that causes red and itchy rash in the groin and upper thigh area.

Symptoms of Jock Itch

The symptoms of jock itch are:

  • Semi-circular, red rash
  • Scales
  • Itching and burning sensation

Causes of Jock Itch

A fungus called Trichophyton rubrum. This fungus grows in warm, moist environment caused by wearing tight, wet, or sweaty underwear and clothing in the summer or layered clothings in the winter.

Who Gets It?

Jock itch affects mostly men, although it can sometimes occur in women.

How can it be prevented?

To prevent jock itch:

  • Clean the groin are regularly with antibacterial soap
  • Dry the area well after showering
  • Change underwear, clothes, or athletic garments regularly
  • Do not share towels or clothings

Treatment of Jock Itch?

Jock itch's treatment include:

  • Over-the-counter antifungal powder and cream
  • Prescription antifungal cream and lotion

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