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Is it okay to have sex when you have jock itch? Will my partner catch it?

Is it okay to have sex when you have jock itch? Will my partner catch it?

Depends upon cause: Usually caused by excessive sweating & groin moisture as well as a superficial fungal infection. Probably ok to have sex, but you might like to pretreat yourself with an antifungal over-the-counter medication like lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream or antifungal powder. Try and let air get to the skin and wear loose underpants and pants. Treatment should be continues for about 2 weeks. See dr. For pustules or boils. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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If my jock itch heal last week and doesn't itch anymore is it still there or if I have sex will my partner get it?

If my jock itch heal last week and doesn't itch anymore is it still there or if I have sex will my partner get it?

Safe sex: Your partner is not likely to catch jock itch from you. I urge to practice safe sex and if you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time every time. ...Read more

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I have had jock itch for over a week, i've been treating with econazole nitrate for 11 days and using miconazole nitrate powder. Is it ok to have sex or will I transfer this to my partner?

I have had jock itch for over a week, i've been treating with econazole nitrate for 11 days and using miconazole nitrate powder. Is it ok to have sex or will I transfer this to my partner?

No risk, no worries: The fungi that cause jock itch are around all the time anyway, whether or not someone has obvious jock itch. Most people carry them, and therefore exposure to somone with active jock itch doesn't increase their risk. It's best to avoid sex in severe infections with inflammation, soreness, weeping fissures, etc -- but this is mostly for comfort, not partner protection. No worries. ...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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Have small cauliflower looking bumps on my outer libia that itches. I don't have sex n I'm currently on my period while experiencing it?

Have small cauliflower looking bumps on my outer libia that itches. I don't have sex n I'm currently on my period while experiencing it?

Needs an exam : Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Genital warts can have a cauliflower like appearance ...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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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more