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What can I take to stop jock strap itch on my scrotum area? It itches and sometimes it bleeds when scratched

What can I take to stop jock strap itch on my scrotum area? It itches and sometimes it bleeds when scratched

Antifungal creams: Most "jock-itch" is a superficial fungal infection of the skin in the groin area. If this is the case, many athlete's foot remedies will work here as well. The ones to try first are lotrimin ultra or Lamisil (terbinafine) cream. If it is because of yeast infection, use Nystatin cream. ...Read more

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Is adapalene gel used for jock itches?

Is adapalene gel used for jock itches?

No: It is the brand for an acne product called differin (adapalene). It would be very irritating in the groin region. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my jock area itches around my thighs and butt and scrotem area, what is it and how can I fix this?

What do you suggest if my jock area itches around my thighs and butt and scrotem area, what is it and how can I fix this?

Could be tinea: Possibly related a to a local infection, known as tinea crurle. First step would be an anti-fungal cream or spray, like lotrimin, or Lamisil (terbinafine). Fungus grows in a moist dark place so keep the area clean and DRY. ...Read more

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I have jock itches under my penis what to do with it ?

I have jock itches under my penis what to do with it ?

See remark: Clean area well,then apply an anti-fungal cream to area twice a day.You can obtain the cream from local drug store.If they don't have anything over the counter they must have a talc for this purpose. Best of luck ...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.

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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Can I get std from having unprotected sex even if my partner and I are both virgins? Also I keep getting jock itches. Is there a prevention for it?

Can I get std from having unprotected sex even if my partner and I are both virgins? Also I keep getting jock itches. Is there a prevention for it?

Tinea? Yeast? Other?: It is not possible to have an STD unless one person or the other has had sex with someone else. "Jock itch" is not a term normally used in women, only men. Have you been diagnosed with tinea (same fungus group as jock itch in men)? Yeast (entirelydifferent)? Neither yeast nor tinea is sexually transmitted. Don't assume any diagnosis based only on symptoms; get professional care. ...Read more