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How To Get Rid Of Jock Itch Fast
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
Topical Antifungals: Jock itch or tinea cruris is a fungal skin infection in the groin/inner thigh. It is characterized by a red itching rash in this location with small satellite lesions. It is easily cured with topical(miconazole, econazole, clotrimazole, terbinafine) or oral(fluconazole, itraconazole, terbinifine) antifungal treatment. Topical treatments are available over the counter. ...Read more
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
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
Several methods: 1. Selsun lotion 2. Antifungal agent taken by mouth ( e.g. Ketoconazole) #1 takes a week or more , bathing with the lotion that should be left on the skin for several minutes. #2 can be done in as little as 1 to 3 days- optimally by taking the medication, then a 1/2 hr later, engaging in activity that will allow you to sweat. Remember to wash your undershirts after therapy to avoid reinfection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 more
Moisture+/-cortizone: Increased moisture with lotions for sensitive skin (such as cetaphil, cerave, aveeno, (oatmeal) eucerin) after bathing with a body wash for sensitive skin (dove sensitive skin, aveeno, (oatmeal) cetaphil) will help. Apply loitons or creams frequently throughout the day. For very inflamed (red, itchy) patches, you can use otc 1% hydrocortizone after moisturizing for a few days. If not improving, call your doctor. ...Read more
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