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Is jock itch contagious ?

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Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Jock itch: Yes jock itch is a dermatophytosis caused by a fungus In the general family of athletes foot and ring worm
Answered on Aug 28, 2014

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Dr. Alan Jackson
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No: Jock itch is just not transmitted that way. Just treat the jock itch first you will both be more comfortable.
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