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How Long To Get Rid Of Jock Itch
Overnight: Usually one application of anti-scabies cream (usually permethrin) left on overnight will do the trick. You may continue to itch for a while, but that's a 'left-over itch' and does not mean you still have living mites in your skin. Make sure you wash recently used clothing and bed sheets. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes difficult: Because of local sweating and friction some people are prone ot frequent recurrences and may need to be retreated. A dilute clorox bath with one half cup to one cup of colorox in atub of water a few times a week will decrease the chance of recurrence. ...Read more
Anti-fungals. Selsum: It can be treated pretty successfully with prescription anti-fungals like ketoconazole or diflucan (fluconazole) - or even Selsum Blue shampoo used as a body wash (google it!). However whatever conditions lead to the original infection are likely to persist and it often returns. treatments tend to be safe and pretty cheap...especially the Selsum Blue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scrotal itching.: First bathe often, and dry off immediately afterwards, making sure you do not put on wet clothes to prevent further irritation. OTC baking soda, talcum powder, Gold Bond powder can keep this area dry. If there is a fungal irritation, you can try OTC antifungal cream. If this does not resolve spontaneously within a few days, seek medical attention. ...Read more
Tinea Versicolor: It normally takes two week to resolve the tinea versicolor organisms but it can take months for the skin color to return to normal. This treatment is not curative but controls the organism for a time. You will have to be retreated at a later time as the tinea versicolor will return. ...Read more
OTC vs RX: The questions is...Over the counter or precripton. Over the counter products are fairly good - creams, powders, and sprays. However, they sometimes do not kill the specific fungus. If 2 weeks of use does not clear it up, try a different product. Still not working....Get a prescription. Also, keeping the area clean, dry, and cool as possible is essential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mosquito Itches!: Mosquitos leave behind a bit of saliva- when they fly away & our body reacts to that salvia w/ histamines & other itch inducers. HELP includes: Calamine lotion, OR meat tenderizer paste, OR baking soda paste-used early -may help draw out saliva. Consider histamine blockers e.g. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & others (caution about sleepiness) Icepack may reduce swelling &inflammatory reaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help.: Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) can v redness, pain, itching ; swelling from burns. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial ; antifungal qualities. It speeds burn healing by stimulating new skin growth. V pain by placing cool, moist compresses on skin. Nsaid's ; Acetaminophen can help. Hydrate well ; don't peel off deep layers. See dr for severe burns. ...Read more
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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