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How to treat jock itch without drug store stuff?

How to treat jock itch without drug store stuff?

Jock itch: Since jock itch is a fungal infection, include good quantity of garlic in your food. Garlic has antifungal qualities. Apply honey and garlic alternatively on the infected skin.Diet to avoid, avoid eating refined carbohydrates, sugar and food items that contain yeasts. Avoid alcohol because it eventually converts to sugar. Your diet must contain a lot of raw fruits and vegetables. ...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 treat jock itch/rash from football?

How to treat jock itch/rash from football?

Clotrimazole: Jock itch is a fungal rash and should be treated with an anti fungal. There are many over-the-counter formulation which are all effective. The key to treatment is to continue applying the cream few days after the rash is gone, to prevent recurrence. Also, keep your groin clean and dry as much as you can. ...Read more

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How to treat jock itch without prescription creams?

How to treat jock itch without prescription creams?

NonRx cream/powder: There are several nonprescription creams and powders which might do the trick. Active ingredients include clotrimazole, miconazole, tolnaftate, and terbinafine. ...Read more

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How to treat jock itch and ring worm in the knee?

How to treat jock itch and ring worm in the knee?

JOCK ITCH IN KNEE?: JOCK ITCH OCCURS IN THE GROIN, NOT IN THE KNEE. JOCK ITCH IS A FUNGAL INFECTION, LIKE ATHLETE'S FOOT. ANY OVER THE COUNTER RINGWORM MEDICATIONS CAN BE USED IF IT IS, INDEED, A FUNGAL INFECTION. AND IF YOU HAVE IT ON YOUR FEET AND IN YOUR TOE WEBS, TREAT THESE AS WELL. ...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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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

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