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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm not sure if what I have is jock itch, but under my scrotum a foul smelling liquid is secreting and itches occasionally. And if scratches it bleeds?
I have a raised red streak on the base of my penis. There are small, blister like spots, one which broke open, and it itches. Is this jock itch?
I have a rash in the crease of my buttocks abottom of bikini line. I fear it may be shingles. It has lasted months. I tried cortozone creams, jock itch cream, tripicol and alchohol. It itches really bad. If i scratch it gets worse. It is bumpy and sometim
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