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A 22-year-old member asked:

Is jock itch contagious?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes, it's contagious: Jock itch is a fungal infection and can spread to other parts of the body or to other people. Treatment is usually with over-the-counter anti-fungal creams. Rashes that don't go away easily, or those that keep returning after treatment, should be evaluated by a doctor. People with diabetes get more fungal infections, and have a harder time getting rid of infections.
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Yes...: It is a superficial fungal infection and can be transmitted from one person to another.
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Jock itch: Yes jock itch is a dermatophytosis caused by a fungus In the general family of athletes foot and ring worm

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A 42-year-old member asked:

How long is jock itch contagious?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
"jock itch": Usually the term refers to a fungal infection, but may be other infectious agents (bacterial or with insects: "crabs"). The best course is to see a health care professional to determine the cause, and treat. If you are treated approptiately, and do not have other partners, the problem is not contagious post treatment. But if the specific cause reoccurs, so can the infection.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

How do you know when your jock itch is not contagious?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No rash: When the rash and itch disappear, you are not contagious.

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Last updated Jul 9, 2019

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