What is it?
Jock itch is a fungal infection of the groin and upper thighs. Lesions caused by jock itch can extend from the crease between the inner thigh and pelvis, over the adjacent upper inner thigh, and into the anal area.
- The penis and scrotum are seldom affected
- Lesions usually appear as a rash with defined, elevated edges
- Symptoms include itching, chafing and burning
How'd I get it?
Jock itch occurs when the groin area becomes sweaty, allowing fungi to build up. It can also crop up through a transfer of athlete's foot fungus, or from contact with clothing, bedding and towels of infected individuals.
How do I get rid of it?
- Wash and dry the infected area
- Apply a thin layer of Tinactin® Jock Itch Cream twice a day (morning and night)
- If infection covers a large area, try Tinactin® Jock Itch Powder Spray
- Continue treatment for two weeks, even if symptoms disappear for a complete cure
- If condition persists, consult your doctor
How do I keep it from coming back?
- Wear clean cotton underwear and loose-fitting pants
- Keep your groin area dry and perspiration-free
- If you have athlete's foot, avoid using towels that have come into contact with the infected area
- When getting dressed, put on socks before underwear