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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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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?

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

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Jock itch cream help with vaginal itching?

Jock itch cream help with vaginal itching?

Tolnaftate: Topical tolnaftate is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm and is also used to treat infections of the nails, scalp, palms, and soles of the feet. It is safe. If your itching is due to superficial fungus it may help. ...Read more

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Do herpes outbreaks always blister? Is it possible to have burning and itching from jock itch and after scratching scabs form?

Do herpes outbreaks always blister? Is it possible to have burning and itching from jock itch and after scratching scabs form?

Yes and yes: Genital herpes lesions are usually vesicles which are small blisters. They then rupture to form superficial ulcers and scabs which eventually heal. Oral herpes lesions less often form blisters and crust and scab sooner.
Jock itch or tinea cruris usually causes a red inching rash in the inner groin near the scrotum in males. If you scratch it can bleed and form scabs. ...Read more

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Cure for scrotum redness. I am using cream for jock itch. Does not seem to be working have been using 3-4 days with no relief. Also itching. Nothing?

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Cure for scrotum redness. I am using cream for jock itch. Does not seem to be working have been using 3-4 days with no relief. Also itching. Nothing?

Here are some. ..: Intractable itch on the sac may result from allergy, inflammation, yeast infection or autoimmune disorders; examples are tinea (yeast skin infection), atopic dematitis, psoriasis, lichen sclerosus, contact dermatitis, etc. How to manage it for short and long-term benefits? See dermatologist for detail. Note: Cure is impossible but it can be modified and contained. ...Read more

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Hello dic, I ve got severe itching betwen thighs nd private part. Similar to jock itch. Itz been 3 weeeks itz not going. I ve got on face also. Plz help me?

Hello dic, I ve got severe itching betwen thighs nd private part. Similar to jock itch. Itz been 3 weeeks itz not going. I ve got on face also. Plz help me?

Yeast irritation: Your age and symptoms makes yeast or jock itch a possibility. There are over the counter remedies at your pharmacy. Hairdryer the area after each shower. If not better in a few days, go see your doc. It can spread, so wash your hands, avoid scratching. Be well. ...Read more

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I suffer from itching in the groin part area. It's producing liquid and that stinks. Please help. It's like it's swelling and it moist a lot. As what I research, they call it jock itch but it's like a wound that producing liquid. I'm taking antibiotic ca

I suffer from itching in the groin part area. It's producing liquid and that stinks. Please help. It's like it's swelling and it moist a lot. As what I research, they call it jock itch but it's like a wound that producing liquid. I'm taking antibiotic ca

See dermatologist: You may have a sweat gland problem with infection of these glands. Often the armpits are involved as well. You need to consult a dermatologist for the Rx which may include a certain type of antibiotic, use of antiperspirant, and on some occasions surgery. ...Read more

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I recently had surgery the skin around the incision on my scrotum is itching and peeling this may be jock itch how do I treat the raw skin?

I recently had surgery the skin around the incision on my scrotum is itching and peeling this may be jock itch how do I treat the raw skin?

Surgery: You should call and have the surgeon who performed the procedure examine this. It may be secondarily infected and you want to be sure that the surgery is not undone by this. Go and chat with them. ...Read more

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How can I treat intense itching on my scrotum and the inside of my thighs or groin...Don't know if jock itch, ringworm, or what but does have musky odor?

How can I treat intense itching on my scrotum and the inside of my thighs or groin...Don't know if jock itch, ringworm, or what but does have musky odor?

Likely Fungal: It is most likely a fungal infection. (ringworm, jock itch are similar fungi) keep the area clean and dry. Try an over the counter antifungal cream (such as lotrimin (clotrimazole) or lamisil). You can try 1% Hydrocortisone cream to control the itching. If it is not improving or it is getting worse after a few days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Week after trimming had itch in groin crease for 3 days has stopped but have a couple small red rashes from itching w/dry skin on edge, is jock itch?

Week after trimming had itch in groin crease for 3 days has stopped but have a couple small red rashes from itching w/dry skin on edge, is jock itch?

Groin rash: Could be jock itch a fungus or folliculitis a bacterial infection. Could try over the counter anti fungal (clotrimazole) and see if helps over 24 hours. Follow up with doc especially if worsens. ...Read more

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Can econazole cream for jock itch be used in combination with over-the-counter lotrimen jock itch spray or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sprays to suppress itching?

Can econazole cream for jock itch be used in combination with over-the-counter lotrimen jock itch spray or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sprays to suppress itching?

Probably: Usually we don't want to use two different antifungal agents at the same time but there is probably no harm in doing so. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) spray is ok but there are other otc stuff such as tricalm, itch x that may be more effective. I would suggest that you space the application 30-minute or more apart and see your doctor if the problem persists. ...Read more

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Initially it started like jock itch but reached the glans and now the glans is leathery skinned with two red patches of inflammation. I have already been applying Miconazole-nitrate ointment for about 2 weeks now. The itching in the inner thighs has stoppe

Fungus is: Likely. You need to see your doc so you can get something strong enough to get rid of it. Please change underwear at least daily and keep the area clean and dry. Peace and good health. Please do not sit around in sweaty running shorts, etc. ...Read more

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Jock itch. Itching/burning & redness on scrotum. Also flaking skin, after rubbing flaking area it left shiny areas on that skin. Fungal or bacterial?

Jock itch. Itching/burning & redness on scrotum. Also flaking skin, after rubbing flaking area it left shiny areas on that skin. Fungal or bacterial?

Here are some...: Do you have similar lesions on other parts of body especially over elbows or knees? Clinically, it may be skin fungal infection or psoriasis. For the time being, you may try topical hydrocortisone 1 % with antifungal drug like clotrimazole 1-2 times daily and see. Besides, have a doctor to take a look for confirmation. How to get these done correctly? To http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. ...Read more

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Have rash and itching went to gynocologist and he brushed it off saying that it was like jock itch and I have had it for months now. Went to another dr. And they said yeadt infection treated it with diflucan and nystatin. Most have wnt away have 1 spot t

Have rash and itching went to gynocologist and he brushed it off saying that it was like jock itch and I have had it for months now. Went to another dr. And they said yeadt infection treated it with diflucan and nystatin. Most have wnt away have 1 spot t

Pro mean with: And bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. This can happen w/out antibiotics at times too. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Do what doc says. Peace. ...Read more

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What can I take to stop jock strap itch on my scrotum area? It itches and sometimes it bleeds when scratched

What can I take to stop jock strap itch on my scrotum area? It itches and sometimes it bleeds when scratched

Antifungal creams: Most "jock-itch" is a superficial fungal infection of the skin in the groin area. If this is the case, many athlete's foot remedies will work here as well. The ones to try first are lotrimin ultra or Lamisil (terbinafine) cream. If it is because of yeast infection, use Nystatin cream. ...Read more

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My son has a bug bite on his outer thigh. The area around has a thin inflamed horizontal section several inches long that he says itches, not really pain. Is this something I should take him to see a doctor for?

My son has a bug bite on his outer thigh. The area around has a thin inflamed horizontal section several inches long that he says itches, not really pain. Is this something I should take him to see a doctor for?

Bug bite: If no other symptom, clean the area well, apply an antibiotic cream OTC, antihistamine if itchy. If spreading reaction or progressive symptoms, see a doctor or ER, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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Itchy postpartum stretch marks, there still red. I'm using organic coconut oil every night but when I wake up in the morning my belly itches. Anything else I can use? And how long they take to get whiter?

Itchy postpartum stretch marks, there still red. I'm using organic coconut oil every night but when I wake up in the morning my belly itches. Anything else I can use? And how long they take to get whiter?

Mother's Friend: There is a product called Mother's Friend that contains coconut and other emollients that can be massaged into the skin to decrease the appearance of stretch marks. Unfortunately, the marks will always be present, just less visible, as the cause was that elastic layer of the skin was broken during the pregnancy growth of the abdomen. ...Read more

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Got my hair relaxed yesterday & I got a quater sized ozzing burn on my ear. Tried bacitracin zinc but it really hurts and itches. How long til it heals?

Got my hair relaxed yesterday & I got a quater sized ozzing burn on my ear. Tried bacitracin zinc but it really hurts and itches. How long til it heals?

Irritant dermatitis.: I assume the hairdresser spilled some of the relaxing chemical on your ear - which gives you an idea of how strong that stuff is! Bacitracin is not going to get it done; a steroid cream, if you have one, might help somewhat, and hold a washcloth soaked in warm water to the area in the evening, perhaps while you're watching tv. If it's not markedly better in a few days, let your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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How long does it take for jock itch to go away?

Untreated? Forever: "Jock itch" is caused by a fungus that is a cousin of athlete's foot. It is essentially a "yeast infection" of the external vulva (vulvovaginitis) and is easily treated when assessed by a GYN MD. ...Read more

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How long should jock itch take to clear up with cream?

How long should jock itch take to clear up with cream?

Jock itch: If you have used it over a month with no results, I would see your doctor as you might need something stronger than what is available otc or it might be something other than fungus. ...Read more

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I am treating jock itch with Lamisil (terbinafine). It has been 4 days and it is slow to clear up. How long will it take?

I am treating jock itch with Lamisil (terbinafine). It has been 4 days and it is slow to clear up. How long will it take?

Perhaps its not jock: Itch (or tinea cruris), if not clear in a week with laminal, see dermatologist for diagnosis, it may just be intertrigo or erythrasma ...Read more

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Jock itch medication I have had jock itch for a few weeks, and have been using an OTC cream. How long should it take to resolve before I go to a dermatologist?

2 weeks: Lotrimin over the counter does not always work for jock itch anymore. Often prescription antifungal creams such as Naftin (naftifine) Cream are needed. See a physician if you do not see improvement within 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Started taking oral terbinafine, told toenails need to grow out so it can take months, but how long before I see results for jock itch? Immediate?

Started taking oral terbinafine, told toenails need to grow out so it can take months, but how long before I see results for jock itch? Immediate?

No, the results: Won't be immediate. But, it should help. It could take couple of weeks to months. I would advise using a topical antifungal cream to the region of the jock itch. The terbinafine indication is for nails not jock itch, but, it should work nonetheless over time. ...Read more

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I have jock itches under my penis what to do with it?

See remark: Clean area well, then apply an anti-fungal cream to area
twice a day. You can obtain the cream from local drug store. If they don't have anything over the counter they must have a talc for this purpose.
Best of luck ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my jock area itches around my thighs and butt and scrotem area, what is it and how can I fix this?

What do you suggest if my jock area itches around my thighs and butt and scrotem area, what is it and how can I fix this?

Could be tinea: Possibly related a to a local infection, known as tinea crurle. First step would be an anti-fungal cream or spray, like lotrimin, or Lamisil (terbinafine). Fungus grows in a moist dark place so keep the area clean and DRY. ...Read more

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