A 40-year-old member asked:
how to tell if i'm having jock itch or chafing?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pathology 44 years experience
Appearance: Tinea cruris / jock itch has a fairly sharp border. Chafing is multiple small lesions. Jock itch is easily managed with topical tolnaftate and prevented by good hygiene, including staying dry and not re-using towels.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Jock itch + constant chaffing, what to do?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Jock itch.: If jock itch isn’t too severe you can use over the counter medications (spray, powder, lotion or ointment) for at least ten days beyond resolution of symptoms. Keep your groin area dry ; change underwear at least daily. Avoid clothes that are too tight. Boxers may cause less chafing then briefs. If you have athletes foot treat it at the same time as jock itch.
Last updated Mar 4, 2018
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