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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

Dr. Karen Glover
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Jock Itch (Definition)

Also known as Tinea Cruis, this is a fungal infection of the skin in the groin area that turns the ...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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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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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

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

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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!

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!

See dermatologist: You need to see a dermatologist who may obtain a biopsy of your skin to help establish a diagnosis. Does topical cortisone cream help? Do you have very dry skin? ...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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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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How do you know when your jock itch is not contagious?

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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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?

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?

May be contagious.: It may be transmitted through skin or sexual contact, sharing of swimwear, or towels. It is possible to transmit fungal jock itch to someone else through close skin contact ...Read more

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Jock itch! How can I get my mind off the itching?

Jock itch! How can I get my mind off the itching?

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

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After starting the jock-itch cream when is the itching and discomfort going to go away?

Jock itch: 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

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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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Do herpes outbreaks always blister? Is it possible to have burning and itching from jock itch and after scratching scabs form?

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

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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?

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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

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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?

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?

Yeast irritation: Your age and symptoms makes yeast or jock itch a possibility. There are over the counter remedies at your pharmacy. Hairdryer the area after each shower. If not better in a few days, go see your doc. It can spread, so wash your hands, avoid scratching. Be well. ...Read more

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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

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

See dermatologist: You may have a sweat gland problem with infection of these glands. Often the armpits are involved as well. You need to consult a dermatologist for the Rx which may include a certain type of antibiotic, use of antiperspirant, and on some occasions surgery. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Surgery: You should call and have the surgeon who performed the procedure examine this. It may be secondarily infected and you want to be sure that the surgery is not undone by this. Go and chat with them. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Groin rash: Could be jock itch a fungus or folliculitis a bacterial infection. Could try over the counter anti fungal (clotrimazole) and see if helps over 24 hours. Follow up with doc especially if worsens. ...Read more

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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?

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

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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