Fremont, CA
A 37-year-old male asked:

Please provide some do's and don'ts on dealing with jock itch.

15 doctor answers24 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Don't itch jock itch. Damaging the skin further can allow for increasing depth of fungal growth.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Do: Do use a zinc-based powder, ie. Gold bond extra strength, with 5% zinc oxide. Wear cotton briefs!
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Ignore: Jock itch is completely treatable.
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Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 37 years experience
Ignore: If taking a long trip, use cotton balls filled with baby powder in the folds of the groin.
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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Jock: Jock Itch=Tinea Cruris Topical Rx usually curative Terbinafine, Micon.Econ,Clotrim,Ketocon-azoles.
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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Ignore: Jock itch thrives on moisture. Keep the area dry. Try a blow drier on a cool setting after showering.
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Dr. James Lin
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Urology 53 years experience
Ignore: Keep deep skin folds as clean, dry, and ventilated as possible + judicious use of antifungal cream.
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Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Ignore: If you have athlete's foot, dry your feet last to avoid spreading the infection to the groin.
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Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Ignore: Medication for Jock Itch works best with keeping the skin clean and dry. Wear loose-fitting garments.
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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 31 years experience
Ignore: Do try some desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) and zeasorb twice a day to keep the area dry Do see doc if not clearing in 2 wks.
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Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
Ignore: Use an anti-fungal recommended for this. Sometimes using an anti-fungal powder is best.
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Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Ignore: Avoid sharing personal items like towels. Take precautions using public lockers rooms and showers.
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Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Ignore: Give detailed symptoms to your doctor who will examine you and take a swab of the lesion .
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Ignore: Jock itch topicals (antifungal) are an effective treatment.
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Dr. Fredric Haberman
56 years experience
Ignore: Shower twice day, dove soap, pat then blow dry, VIOform cream/hydrocortisone bid, zeasorb powder,.
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Last updated Dec 2, 2020

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