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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

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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After starting the jock-itch cream when is the itching and discomfort going to go away?

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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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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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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I have lichen planus all over skin, itching so intense.I scratch so bad I have scabs prescription creams are no help. Is petroleum jelly good for sore?

I have lichen planus all over skin, itching so intense.I scratch so bad I have scabs prescription creams are no help. Is petroleum jelly good for sore?

Oral meds: Oral medication may be needed, namely Prednisone and antihistamines. Also, underlying exacerbators must be ruled out including liver problems and current medications. See you dermatologist or get another opinion from another derm. Vaseline can't hurt and may help a little but ultimately you may need oral meds with/without stronger topicals. Good luck! ...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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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