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I suffer from severe chronic jock itch for 20 years. No matter how often i shower or what creams I use - it never goes away. I always need cream.

I suffer from severe chronic jock itch for 20 years. No matter how  often i shower or what creams I use - it never goes away. I always need cream.

Refer to answer: Make sure you underwear is 100 persent cotton. Do not use creams. During shower make sure you wash out the soap well from the area.Make sure you the hair short. Should do it. ...Read more

Dr. Karen Glover
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Jock Itch (Definition)

The medical term is tinea cruis. It is a fungal infection of the skin in the groin area. The skin usually turns red ...Read more


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How to get rid of chronic jock itch?

How to get rid of chronic jock itch?

Jock itch: an antiifungal cream mixed with a steroid cream - like lotrisone ...Read more

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I am having chronic jock itch on buttocks. Which is the best cream? How to treat discoloration? Any specific cream or oral tablet on jock icth?

Make sure to use: An antifungal, like lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream or spray, for 4-6 weeks daily after a shower. It doesnt kill it immediatly, it stops gorwth of the fungus as your skin grows it out. Good luck. ...Read more

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White scaly patches in the inner folds of my skin near the butt area. It itches and some pain from scratching.do I have jock itch? I am a female.

White scaly patches in the inner folds of my skin near the butt area. It itches and some pain from scratching.do I have jock itch? I am a female.

Intertrigo: Not related to diet. Try OTC hydrocortisone and miconazole ( or clotrimazole) creams together. Whenever it feels wet or itchy or irritated,gently clean off with bathroom paper (or kleenex) using any lotion. In the shower, wash with hands only, no scrubbing. ...Read more

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Jock itch! how can I get my mind off the itching?

Treat infection: Treat the cause! if an infection, often fungal, most over-the-counter preparations are effective if you are compliant with the regimen for 1-2 weeks. Terbinafine, miconazole, Clotrimazole are common meds used to treat this. A topical steroid such as Hydrocortisone may be used at the same time to treat itching. If not infection related, make sure your clothing is not a cause. Is it too tight, etc. ...Read more

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After starting the jock-itch cream when is the itching and discomfort going to go away?

Jock itch: Provided you use the correct medication, the itch and discomfort should start disdappearing within a week or shorter. Be sure to conitnue applying the cream until the lesions are completely gone. If what you use does not work, it will be better to use a medication prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more