Jock itch (Tinea Cruris) is described as an itchy rash. It is a fungal infection which often forms a ring-shape that affects the skin, generally the moist and warm areas of the body like inner thighs, genitals, buttocks and scrotum.
Various types of microscopic bacteria and fungi live on our bodies, and dermatophytes are also among them. Generally, these microscopic organisms dwell on the dead skin tissues and thrive in warm and moist parts of the body, such as thighs. So, when the groin area gets sweaty and isn't dried properly, it provides a perfect environment for the fungi to multiply and thrive.
Causes for Jock Itch
Symptoms of Jock Itch
Diagnosis of Jock Itch
Doctor may diagnose jock itch simply by making a physical examination of the rash or he/she may scrap a little of the rash and look at it under a microscope. He/she may ask you question on above-mentioned symptoms and look into your medical history.
Treatment for Jock Itch
If jock itch is at the initial stage, then it can be cured by self care within a couple of weeks:
In case jock itch long more than two weeks and there is excessive redness, swelling, drainage or fever occurs then consult the doctor, he or she may provide you some antibiotics to treat the bacterial infection.
Prognosis of Jock Itch
Usually Jock Itch can be treated in a couple of weeks, but it may recur also that is called chronic jock itch, which cannot be treated simply by using antibacterial cream or lotion. In such cases, oral medicines are incorporated to treat the severe jock itch. Following people should be more vigilant to prevent the problem from recurring:
Prevention measures of Jock Itch
Jock itch is not incurable, but should be treated immediately with home remedies and medicines. If the problem is ignored for a long time, it may lead to permanent scars.
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