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How To Treat Jock Itch
Why the rash?: First step would be to try and identify why you have the rah, that is what is the cause. Eliminate that cause and you are on the road to recovery. Next step might be to try a hydrocortisone cream or ointment, available over the counter. Heat, (sweating, hot shower) will make it worse, and cool, (cool shower or cool compress) will make it better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Spray at Drug Store: Your doc can give you an anti-fungal. Alternatively, you can try an over the counter spray/cream/powder from the drug store. One is called tinactin (tolnaftate). Fungi love dark and damp places so try to keep things dry and change underwear daily. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Jock itch: The redness and itching should decrease.Get a more detailed answer ›
A couple of ways: If the ring worm is small and not on the scalp, topical terbenafine for 2 weeks or longer may be all that is needed. If the lesion is on the face or scalp and does ot respond to topical, then oral medications are indicated. One must treat these long enought to rid the skin of the fungus. Deep infections require oral and even IV therapy. If in doubt, get see by pcp or derm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are...: Here are: keep the concerned areas open to air-ventilation, clean ; dry "areas" with gentle soap, timely ; thinly apply anti-fungal/antibacterial with or without steroid cream. In short, good hygiene with /without circumcision for long tight foreskin and weight loss for obesity are timely important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1st find out cause: Find out why you're itching. Then avoid cause. If that's not enough, consider over-the-counter antihistamines (i don't know what's available in philippines). Here in states, otc antihistamines are just as effective as prescription ones. ...Read more
Swimmer's Itch: There are many causes of skin rashes following swimming. Treatment depends on the cause. Swimmer's itch is a parasitic infection from exposure to contaminated freshwater & is treated with praziquantel. Seabather's eruption is a reaction to tiny jellyfish larvae in saltwater & is treated symptomatically. Reactions to irritants or allergens in water are other causes. Consult a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Several choices: If you're not adverse to taking a safe medication... the physicians I've known who've had this very common skin problem take a big ketoconazole tablet and then go work out to build up a sweat. Doing this once a month usually keeps tinea versicolor under control. Topical ketoconazole, or a selenium sulfide shampoo, are among your many other options. ...Read more
Simple measures: Showering and putting on clean underwear after an activity, proper laundering of underwear (which includes allowing them to thoroughly dry), drying your groin completely before putting on clothes, and application of antifungal sprays and/or powders can help prevent jock itch. ...Read more
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