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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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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itch is also known as Itching. Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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Is jock itch contagious to females and if so then. What if it doesn't itch any more is it stil contagious?

Is jock itch contagious to females and if so then.  What if it doesn't itch any more is it stil contagious?

No: Jock itch is caused by a fungus which grows in areas that are warm and moist. The condition (called tinea cruris) is usually caused by the same fungus that causes athlete's foot and is commonly present on people's skin and feet and in the environment. People often get jock itch from the fungus that is already living on their own skin. It is not sexually transmitted. ...Read more

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Is jock itch contagious ?

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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How long is jock itch contagious?

How long is jock itch contagious?

"jock itch": Usually the term refers to a fungal infection, but may be other infectious agents (bacterial or with insects: "crabs"). The best course is to see a health care professional to determine the cause, and treat. If you are treated approptiately, and do not have other partners, the problem is not contagious post treatment. But if the specific cause reoccurs, so can the infection. ...Read more

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Is jock itch contagious to women during sex?

Is jock itch contagious to women during sex?

No: Jock itch is just not transmitted that way. Just treat the jock itch first you will both be more comfortable. ...Read more

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How do you know when your jock itch is not contagious?

No rash: When the rash and itch disappear, you are not contagious. ...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. 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


Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more