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Can jock itch blister?

Can jock itch blister?

Jock itch is not a d: You need to see a dr for diagnosis. "jock itch" is not a specific diagnosis. Blisters there need prompt attention. ...Read more

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Crotch itch cure?

Crotch itch cure?

Try OTC first: There are several over the counter medicines for fungal infections that cause "jock itch." i would ask your pharmacist and try the over the counter first. If you still have the problem, than see your dr. For rx strength. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm/tinea?

What causes jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm/tinea?

Dermatophytes: Jock itch and athletes foot are caused by fungi called dermatophytes. They are normal inhabitants of our skin. If conditions such as moisture and warmth are excessive these dermatophytes grow , thrive and cause fungal infections. These fungal infections can spread from body part to body part and even from person to person. Keep the areas dry and clean. If you get an infection there are otc meds. ...Read more

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Clotrimazole or tolnaftate for jock itch?

Lamisil (terbinafine) spray/cream: Whereas the other two just keep the fungus from spreading (known as a fungualstatic medication) , Lamisil (terbinafine) is actually a fungualcidal medication. Spend the extra money on Lamisil (terbinafine) and make definitive progress. ...Read more

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Is jock itch contagious?

Is jock itch contagious?

Yes, it's contagious: Jock itch is a fungal infection and can spread to other parts of the body or to other people. Treatment is usually with over-the-counter anti-fungal creams. Rashes that don't go away easily, or those that keep returning after treatment, should be evaluated by a doctor. People with diabetes get more fungal infections, and have a harder time getting rid of infections. ...Read more

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Is jock itch contagious ?

Jock itch: Yes jock itch is a dermatophytosis caused by a fungus In the general family of athletes foot and ring worm ...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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Will mupirocin kill jock itch?

Will mupirocin kill jock itch?

Antibacterial: It's unlikely to kill the fungi that cause most jock itch. Get a fungicide instead. ...Read more

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Could bacitracin help cure jock itch?

Bacitracin : Is an antibiotic, jock itch is caused by a fungus. You are better off with an antifungal agent. Your pharmacy is full. Of over the counter antifungal agents. ...Read more

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Is jock itch itchiest when healing?

Itching = Healing: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The nerves in the area respond to this inflammation in varying intensity as things heal from pain to itching and possibly with numbness. This is a normal part of healing. ...Read more

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Are ringworms, athlete's foot, or jock itch kinds of tinea infection?

Are ringworms, athlete's foot, or jock itch kinds of tinea infection?

Yes: All fungal infections and treatments are mostly the same. See a dermatologist or your medical doctor. If it is severe, then pills may be needed. ...Read more

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Do boils itch? Does herpes itch?

Possibly: Pruritis (itching) is a subliminal form of pain, so in early stages this may occur. ...Read more

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Could diaper rash cream help with jock itch?

It might.: Most kinds of jock itch is either inflammed irritated skin or harboring a dermatophyte like candida. Just as there are different kinds of diaper rashes and medicaments to treat them, some of these may help with jock itch. Keeping the skin cool and dry is the best beginning for treatment. ...Read more

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Does lotrimin (clotrimazole) cure penile fungus?

Does lotrimin (clotrimazole) cure penile fungus?

It may, but: How do you know you have a fungal infection. If any doubts, check w/your doctor. Also your sexual partner needs to be evaluated as well and treated simultaneously if indicated. ...Read more

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Strange rash on inner thigh? What does jock itch rash look like?

Usually...: ...It looks like a reddish scaly eruption, spreading outward from the groin area, with a distinct border at the furthest edge. Other things can cause a rash on the thigh, however; if one of the over-the-counter jock itch creams does not resolve it promptly, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Cause of jock itch?

Cause of jock itch?

Fungal infection: Jock itch (tinea cruris) is caused by a fungal infection. Similar to athlete's foot, cream used to treat this condition are often effective for jock itch as well. Examples include Lamisil (terbinafine) at and lotrimin. See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does angiokeratoma itch?

Does angiokeratoma itch?

Angiokeratomas: Most authors report that lesions are without symptoms however, a few describe pain or itching. Reference: Medscape: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1056046-clinical ...Read more

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