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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.

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My fiancé borrowed a hockey jock strap from another player, he said that the head of his penis hurt and kinda burned what is this?

My fiancé borrowed a hockey jock strap from another player, he said that the head of his penis hurt and kinda burned what is this?

Jock itch: Could be jock itch. I know it is the tip of the penis but I highly doubt he can get UTI from jock strap. Does he have burning sensation when he urinate? Try applying antifungal medication and see a doctor for further evaluation.

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How can you tell jock itch from other nonfungal rashes down there?

How can you tell jock itch from other nonfungal rashes down there?

Fungus: The difference between jock itch (tinea cruris)and non-fungal groin rashes is the presence (or absence) of fungus. It is a common condition that can be easy to clear up but it can also be easy to get again, like athlete's foot (tinea pedis).

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I get Jock's itch, facial and neck rashes and itch and dry skin the next day I consume alcohol. What could be the problem? I am 46 years old, on obese side, drink alcohol, say weekly...sugar and cholestrol border line with poor eating, not on medication

I get Jock's itch, facial and neck rashes and itch and dry skin the next day I consume alcohol. What could be the problem? I am 46 years old, on obese side, drink alcohol, say weekly...sugar and cholestrol border line with poor eating, not on medication

Easy to explain: It makes you sweat more and move less while sleeping. I'm glad you're eager to make a change. You're still young and probably vigorous. Head down to the local gym or sports center, let others see that you're working hard on your body, and they'll accept you as a friend and support you in your body transformation. A lot more is at stake than just the skin in your groin and neck. Best wishes.

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Been using Oxistat1% for 2wks. Dr. diagnosed jock itch. Rash seemed better until today, &now is same as @start. What could it be?

Been using Oxistat1% for 2wks. Dr. diagnosed jock itch. Rash seemed better until today, &now is same as @start. What could it be?

Hi Miya: It could be skin allergy or simple fungal rash. They can be resistant and recurring due to the moisture in the groin area. Try miconazole cream otc apply twice daily, keep the area clean and dry. And if you don't see any improvement in 3 days, it's best to see your doctor.

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How can you tell if a rash is psoriasis or jock itch?

How can you tell if a rash is psoriasis or jock itch?

Family practice: Jock itch is caused by a fungus and rash is in groin region. Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition usually dry scalely lesions on elbows and knees. Steroids, not antifungals, is treatment.

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I've had a rash for about 6 months now. From pictures that I've seen it looks more like jock itch than anything else. But it never itchs

I've had a rash for about 6 months now. From pictures that I've seen it looks more like jock itch than anything else. But it never itchs

A few possibilities: Jock itch doesn't always itch. Erythrasma causes a similar looking rash; it requires antibiotics by mouth. If you are overweight or diabetic, it could be just irritation from moisture, yeast, or other superficial infection. Keep it clean and dry, and try a jock itch ointment if not yet done. If these don't work, see a doctor -- perhaps a dermatologist if your PCP hasn't been able to sort it out.

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How to treat jock itch/rash from football?

How to treat jock itch/rash from football?

Clotrimazole: Jock itch is a fungal rash and should be treated with an anti fungal. There are many over-the-counter formulation which are all effective. The key to treatment is to continue applying the cream few days after the rash is gone, to prevent recurrence. Also, keep your groin clean and dry as much as you can.

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How can I get rid of severe jock itch rash?

Antifungals: Topical antifungals such as lamisil, (terbinafine) lotriimin, micatin can relsove jock itch. Fpr more extensive cases an oral antifungal may be needed such as Nizoral or diflucan. The colr change will gradually improve.

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Strange rash on inner thigh? What does jock itch rash look like?

Strange rash on inner thigh? What does jock itch rash look like?

Usually...: ...It looks like a reddish scaly eruption, spreading outward from the groin area, with a distinct border at the furthest edge. Other things can cause a rash on the thigh, however; if one of the over-the-counter jock itch creams does not resolve it promptly, see a dermatologist.

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Its possibly I have heat-rash and/or jock-itch what can do to make it go away?

Its possibly I have heat-rash and/or jock-itch what can do to make it go away?

Jock Itch: Jock itch is a fungal infection of the groin area. The most effective treatment for this once you have it is any number of antifungal sprays or creams like tinactin (tolnaftate). The key is to keep the area clean and dry after athletic activity and to use clean dry undrgarments including a clean/dry athletic supporter that fits well and does not continously rub and irritate the affected area.

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I have jock itch. The rash has nearly gone is safe to have sex?

I have jock itch. The rash has nearly gone is safe to have sex?

Yes: As long as it was jock itch. Not to scare you but other things can mask as that problem; specifically herpes. If it is a recurrent issue than u may want to get tested and refrain. Jock itch will not cause a safety hazard though.

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My bf keeps. Scratching his private parts there is no rash he's not sweating no jock rash what could this be please help his scratching is anoying?

My bf keeps. Scratching his private parts there is no rash he's not sweating no jock rash what could this be please help his scratching is anoying?

Scratching crotch: Sometimes it is just habitual behavior. Male identity. But look for poor hygiene issues such as body louse. Trimmed pubic hair may not be so radical solution. Look for subtle signs of redness, rash or bug bites or jock itch (tinea curaris)

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Could diaper rash cream help with jock itch?

Could diaper rash cream help with jock itch?

It might.: Most kinds of jock itch is either inflammed irritated skin or harboring a dermatophyte like candida. Just as there are different kinds of diaper rashes and medicaments to treat them, some of these may help with jock itch. Keeping the skin cool and dry is the best beginning for treatment.

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I have a fine small pointed rash redish purplish on my right inner arm after a larger rash in my thighs crevice which I thought to be jock itch?

Rash: You MAY have a sensitivity to something such as the laundry detergent you use, a food, or a medication. Please see your doctor who will help you figure this out. Peace and good health.

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How can you tell the difference between jock rash and herpes? I had athletes foot then got the rash on the inner thighs

How can you tell the difference between jock rash and herpes? I had athletes foot then got the rash on the inner thighs

Tines cruris: The rashes look different. Definitive diagnosis is made by culturing a scraping for fungus. This will also tell you what type of fungus it is because different ones will have different characteristics. Viral culture of a vesicle will prove whether herpes simplex is present. Put your socks on before your underpants. Many times the underpants touch your toes and bring fungus into your groin.

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