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Can jock itch spread to tops of legs?

Can jock itch spread to tops of legs?

Yes: Yes it can. You need an antifungal cream or maybe even a prescription for an oral antifungal from a physician. ...Read more

Dr. Karen Glover
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Jock Itch (Definition)

Also known as Tinea Cruis, this is a fungal infection of the skin in the groin area that turns the ...Read more


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How can you tell jock itch from other nonfungal rashes down there?

How can you tell jock itch from other nonfungal rashes down there?

Fungus: The difference between jock itch (tinea cruris)and non-fungal groin rashes is the presence (or absence) of fungus. It is a common condition that can be easy to clear up but it can also be easy to get again, like athlete's foot (tinea pedis). ...Read more

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How can you cure jock itch?

How can you cure jock itch?

Topical antifungals,: Keep the area clean and dry with powders. Its the same as athlete;s foot--a fungal infection of the skin. ...Read more

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How can I tell a yeast infection from jock itch or chafing?

How can I tell a yeast infection from jock itch or chafing?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo is a fancy name for a rash that shows up between the folds of skin. It is a very common skin rash that can crop up throughout life. The most common areas affected include larger skin-fold areas such as: armpits, beneath the breasts, genital area, abdomen. Secondary infection with yeast or bacteria is common. Treatment is with vytone cream 1% which is prescrtion. ...Read more

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How can you stop yeast infection itching?

Yeast tx: If it’s your 1st possible yeast infection or you aren’t sure if it’s yeast – see your dr. Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. Days (7 to 14 days sometimes). Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole). Otc meds don’t work ? See your dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal). ...Read more

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Can hydrocortisone make jock itch or fungal infection worse? If so, how much worse?

Can hydrocortisone make jock itch or fungal infection worse? If so, how much worse?

Yes: Hydrocortisone stunts your skins immune response that causes the redness. For this reason the hc might make the jock itch look improved at first. But the condition is caused by a fungus; so if you impair your skin's immunity, the fungus will grow more rapidly, eventually making the rash worse. When in doubt, mix the hc cream with an anti fungal cream, but not for more than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Help please! could canesten treat jock itch completely?

Help please! could canesten treat jock itch completely?

Topical Terbinafine : Otc topical terbinafine 1% cream can be very useful for treating this kind of irritation. Follow instructions on tube and see doctor if this does not resolve in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Can ringworm spread to the vulva?

Can ringworm spread to the vulva?

Yes.: Ringworm (which is actually a fungus infection, and has nothing to do with "worms") can certainly spread to the groin area. Many people call that form of ringworm "jock itch". ...Read more

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Hpv or jock itch, how can I tell?

Hpv or jock itch, how can I tell?

See MD: See a board certified dermatologist in your area and he can make a diagnosis , then be able to treat you. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can jock itch infect the inside lobe of gauged ears? Will jock itch cream work on it?

Not likely: Fungal infections are not commen in this area. You need evaluation by your dermatiologist and a proper and appropriate skin care program instituted. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if lotrimin (clotrimazole) burns a lot when applied to jock itch?

Can you tell me if lotrimin (clotrimazole) burns a lot when applied to jock itch?

Burn baby Burn: Yes lotrimin (clotrimazole) can burn when you apply it to inflamed skin. Not always but sometimes. ...Read more

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Can jock itch blister?

Jock itch is not a d: You need to see a dr for diagnosis. "jock itch" is not a specific diagnosis. Blisters there need prompt attention. ...Read more

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How can you stop itching on your genital warts ? Please help they itch super bad

How can you stop itching on your genital warts ? Please help they itch super bad

See a doc: The best thing is to get the warts treated. Liquid nitrogen (in the hands of an experienced doc) has very very good effects in making warts go away. There are other topical treatments...But they carry risks if not performed by the physician. ...Read more

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Can kissing really spread ringworm?

Can kissing really spread ringworm?

Only if its on lips: Ringworm is a spread by skin to skin contact or from contact with an animal that has it. The only way to spread ringworm by kissing is the ringworm lesion is on your lips. ...Read more

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Can I treat jock itch the same way as athlete's foot?

Yes: Antifungals creams work in both locations. Avoid sprays in thin sensitive skin. ...Read more

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Does dettol help against itching genital erea? What can you do stop the itching?

Does dettol help against itching genital erea? What can you do stop the itching?

Not likely: You must begin with a definition of the problem. There are various things which may cause such an itch. A GYN or dermatologist will help you. The best remedy will be apparent only after you define the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more