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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. 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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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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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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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 or yeast infection, difference?

Jock itch or yeast infection, difference?

My answer is over: Simplified. Jock itch is caused by a fungus called tinea cruris. It can cause an area of red skin that burns or itches.It is more often seen in men. A yeast infection is caused by a different fungus called candida albicans. It is often seen as an vaginal infection in women. Sxs of yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning ; clumpy, white non-odorous discharge. ...Read more

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Can chlorine cure jock itch?

Can chlorine cure jock itch?

Probably not: You're referring to the "chlorine" put in swimming pools, correct? A good topical antifungal such as tolnaftate is much less likely to injure you along with the fungi. ...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 herpes rashes itch?

They May Itch: Herpes is mostly painful (a sensation felt prior to its outbreak). It is possible that there is also an itching sensation with this transmissible viral infection. See your physician to make sure that you have herpes and that it is not some other comorbid condition. ...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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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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Does jock itch medicine work on vaginal itch?

Does jock itch medicine work on vaginal itch?

Doubt it: Other preparation available for vaginal itch, talk to primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Does HIV rash itch?

HIV: Although usually the skin eruptions occurring with acute HIV disease do not itch, it may also occur in association with itching. If you think you have been exposed, please go and get tested and stop trying to make the diagnosis by clinical symptoms. There is nothing specific enough to either diagnose it or exclude it.. ...Read more

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Does HIV rash itch?

Does HIV rash itch?

Living with HIV: Not sure what you mean by an HIV rash. Rashes are not common with HIV infection. But, rashes during the early days of being on HIV medications are common and these drug induced rashes are very itchy. ...Read more

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Does chigger bites spread?

Does chigger bites spread?

Chiggers: Chiggers are tiny mites that are most common in early summer. When humans and animals are exposed to chigger larvae, intense itching occurs because of the irritation produced while the larvae feeds on the skin (it actually creates a tunnel for feeding). When developed, the larvae drop off the skin to complete their life cycle. Unlike scabies, chigger mites do not move around much on their host. ...Read more

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Does blisters come with jock itch?

Does blisters come with jock itch?

Yes: Blisters can be a symptom. See your doctor if you have a rash on your skin that doesn't improve within two weeks or if you treat it with over-the-counter medications and it returns within a few weeks. You may need prescription medication. ...Read more

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Can jock itch spread to tops of legs?

Yes: Yes it can. You need an antifungal cream or maybe even a prescription for an oral antifungal from a physician. ...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

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more