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Jock Itch Contagious To Women
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.
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
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
I had a rash on one leg then it moved to the other and now it's on my arms? What is this? Is it contagious? And it itches
Dermatitis / Scabies: You should visit a dermatologist for proper diagnosis. In the meantime take an antihistamine for the itching. Scabies are caused by tiny mites that burrow under the skin and spreads like a rash. Dermatitis is a skin inflammation characterized by red rash, dry and itchy skin. ...Read more
A friend of mine has small itchy red bumps along with brown spots appearing on her skin and itches uncontrollably and it's not contagious. Need help!
See a dermatologist: Must be seen for best chance of correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
Itchy bumps on forearms for 2 1/2 weeks & not contagious? No one has it but me. Itches really bad & my doctor has no idea. Not a allergic reaction!
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
"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
No rash: When the rash and itch disappear, you are not contagious. ...Read more
I have jock itch I have been using antifungal medication for a lil over a week its has gotten a lot better my is it still contagious?
Treat infection: Treat the cause! If an infection, often fungal, most over-the-counter preparations are effective if you are compliant with the regimen for 1-2 weeks. Terbinafine, miconazole, Clotrimazole are common meds used to treat this. A topical steroid such as Hydrocortisone may be used at the same time to treat itching. If not infection related, make sure your clothing is not a cause. Is it too tight, etc. ...Read more
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
Do herpes outbreaks always blister? Is it possible to have burning and itching from jock itch and after scratching scabs form?
Yes and yes:
Genital herpes lesions are usually vesicles which are small blisters. They then rupture to form superficial ulcers and scabs which eventually heal. Oral herpes lesions less often form blisters and crust and scab sooner.
Jock itch or tinea cruris usually causes a red inching rash in the inner groin near the scrotum in males. If you scratch it can bleed and form scabs. ...Read more
Having sex weekly with new partner. Everytime, itching after from 6-7 ingrown hairs... She's on top most of the time. Never had this problem though. She's a little bit heavy? Could she have jock itch?
Could be fungal: See your MD TO MAKE SURE THERE NO OTHER CAUSE OF ITICHING ...Read more
I have jock itch and I used anti fungal cream now I fell itching in my belly button what should I do?
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
Hello dic, I ve got severe itching betwen thighs nd private part. Similar to jock itch. Itz been 3 weeeks itz not going. I ve got on face also. Plz help me?
I suffer from itching in the groin part area. It's producing liquid and that stinks. Please help. It's like it's swelling and it moist a lot. As what I research, they call it jock itch but it's like a wound that producing liquid. I'm taking antibiotic ca
Hi, I seem to have jock itch, but no rash/redness. I've had it for months and while clotrimazole helps with the itching, it doesn't seem to be going away. Although I'm pretty sure it's gotten much better. The main reason I'm so lost as to what I should try
Ans: Sounds like you have improved. Continue your cream and try putting talc powder over the area. This will keep the area dry. ...Read more
I have a rash on my penis that has been itching for a while severely and now burns during intercourse. I thought it was jock itch but not sure now.
See doctor: Best bet will be rash evaluation by physician. Without have a look very difficult to comment. ...Read more
Have itching in inner thighs and genitals. Can see white spots also. Pain and chaffing also occurs sometimes. Does not look like jock itch. Pls help?
See a dermatologist: Without the ability to examine these would have no way in which to diagnose. Get examined. ...Read more
I recently had surgery the skin around the incision on my scrotum is itching and peeling this may be jock itch how do I treat the raw skin?
How can I treat intense itching on my scrotum and the inside of my thighs or groin...Don't know if jock itch, ringworm, or what but does have musky odor?
Likely Fungal: It is most likely a fungal infection. (ringworm, jock itch are similar fungi) keep the area clean and dry. Try an over the counter antifungal cream (such as lotrimin (clotrimazole) or lamisil). You can try 1% Hydrocortisone cream to control the itching. If it is not improving or it is getting worse after a few days, see your doctor. ...Read more
Week after trimming had itch in groin crease for 3 days has stopped but have a couple small red rashes from itching w/dry skin on edge, is jock itch?
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