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Can You Spread Jock Itch
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Jock itch: The redness and itching should decrease.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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