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In how many days will the tinea cruris be cured?

In how many days will the tinea cruris be cured?

It depends: Depends on many factors such as: type of treatment, health and age of the individual, frequency of use of the medication and the severity of the condition. ...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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What ointments are good to address tinea cruris?

What ointments are good to address tinea cruris?

Antifungals: Antifungals are best. I generally recommend creams rather than ointments. Examples include tolnaftate, miconazole, etc. ...Read more

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What ointments are good for treating tinea cruris?

What ointments are good for treating tinea cruris?

Tinea cruris: tinea cruris is a fungal skin infection affecting the groin. You will need an antifungal ointment to treat this. There are over-the-counter antifungal ointments available, but other times may require a prescription. It would be best to let your doctor know about your tinea cruris to receive the best directed treatment, or a consult through healthtap may suffice. ...Read more

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I have tinea cruris (jock itch) that won't go away, how can I treat this?

I have tinea cruris (jock itch) that won't go away, how can I treat this?

Antifungals: A topical antifungal such as tolnaftate usually clears this in a few days. You need to keep the area dry and not re-use towels. If this does not work, perhaps it is something else. Candida has satellite red lesions and requires a different treatment. ...Read more

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Can someone please tell me a cure that is effective for treating tinea cruris?

Can someone please tell me a cure that is effective for treating tinea cruris?

Often easy: Tinea curries is usually very easy to treat with otc anti fungal creams or sprays. However, it is also easy to get again after it has resolved. Consider seeing your doctor if your condition doesn't get better. ...Read more

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What is difference between tinea pedis and tinea cruris?

What is difference between tinea pedis and tinea cruris?

Only location: Tinea refers to the fungal infection of skin. Tinea pedis (pedis=foot) is athlete's foot, and tinea cruris (cruris=crotch) is jock itch. They differ only in location, and are treated the same way. ...Read more

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How can I definitely conclude if I have scrotodynia or tinea cruris? Do I need to have a biopsy done?

Times cruris: See your dermatologist to have an examination and a fungal culture done. If the cultures are negative a biopsy might be indicated. This will be up to the clinical judgement of your physician. ...Read more

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How can one treat tinea cruris if clotrimazole doesn't work?

Oral anti-fungal: If a topical anti-fungal does not work, then it's likely time to see a physician for confirmation of the diagnosis and consideration of a prescription oral anti-fungal such as terbinafine or fluconazole. ...Read more

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Will elevated blood glucose av =182 keep tinea cruris hanging around?

Will elevated blood glucose av =182 keep tinea cruris hanging around?

Yes: People with diabetes have more fungal infections than people with normal blood sugar. Yeast loves warm moist sweet places. Getting your sugars below 120 will improve your chance of getting rid of your tinea cruris, as will keeping the area dry & using anti-fungal powder. Creams don't help much as they keep the area moist, and it's hard to keep the groin in sunlight without indecent exposure! ...Read more

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How do I treat Tinea Cruris that has spread to my scrotum?

Topical antifungal: Tolnaftate is probably still the best. If there are satellite lesions, it may be candida instead and require a different medication. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Chronic tinea cruris and pedis, recently I started to itch over the whole body but have no rash except feet and groin. Could this itch be from tinea?

Yes: And I have seen it. This is called an id reaction from the tinea. Most of the time, this condition can be treated with antifungal pills (may take several months). In the meanwhile, try some cortisone cream. ...Read more

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I have dark patches or marks on my buttocks, inner thigh, groin area & legs. I had tinea cruris last year; marks not fully gone. Need medication/help.

Skin Disorder: This can be as simple as tinea but even if it is, it has come back and over the counter products are not likely going to clear it up. Best bet is to see a dermatologist or your primary care doctor.
They should be able to clear this up quickly for you and if it is something more serious you will be very glad that you got to the bottom of it. ...Read more

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Can fluocinonide be used to treat tinea cruris. I am asking because I went to the doctor last year. He did a biopsy and told me I had psoriasis. My mom told me to get a second opinion because the medication is no longer working and its getting worse. I ge

Can fluocinonide be used to treat tinea cruris. I am asking because I went to the doctor last year. He did a biopsy and told me I had psoriasis. My mom told me to get a second opinion because the medication is no longer working and its getting worse. I ge

No.: Fluocinonide is a topical corticosteroid, commonly used to treat psoriasis (and other steroid-responsive rashes such as eczema). It does not work on fungal infections, and often makes them worse. Go back to your doctor. He'll determine why the Fluocinonide is no longer working and either prescribe a replacement or send you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I see my doct today for the rash, and he prescribes me nystatin 100, 000units, hydrocortizon cream, he says that I got definetly tinea cruris & hemorro?

I see my doct today for the rash, and he prescribes me nystatin 100, 000units, hydrocortizon cream, he says that I got definetly tinea cruris & hemorro?

Nystatin is not effe: Nystatin is not effective for tinea cruris. If you have tinea cruris you also have tinea pedis (fungus on the feet). This treatment might help if you have monilia or intertrigo or seborrheic dermatitis. If it does not cure it, try otc Clotrimazole or Miconazole or ketoconazole. You may need a dermatologist. ...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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What causes jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm/tinea?

What causes jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm/tinea?

Dermatophytes: Jock itch and athletes foot are caused by fungi called dermatophytes. They are normal inhabitants of our skin. If conditions such as moisture and warmth are excessive these dermatophytes grow, thrive and cause fungal infections. These fungal infections can spread from body part to body part and even from person to person. Keep the areas dry and clean. If you get an infection there are otc meds. ...Read more

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Ringworm, athletes foot, or jock itch are the same kind of tinea infection?

Ringworm, athletes foot, or jock itch are the same kind of tinea infection?

Yes: All are superficial fungal infections that thrive in the dead cells that cover and protect the skin. Different species of fungus can cause the same or different nuisance illnesses, but all are easy to manage with today's topical medications. ...Read more

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Can I use jock itch on my feet? (Tebinafine) It's probably tinea perdis. Or just use athletes foot? (Terbinafine hydrochloride) sound the same

Can I use jock itch on my feet? (Tebinafine) It's probably tinea perdis. Or just use athletes foot? (Terbinafine hydrochloride) sound the same

Either One Ok to Use: Tinea Pedis, a fungal skin infection: itchy rash between toes/sides of feet, can infect toenails. Same fungus causes Jock Itch. Terbinafine (anti-fungal) used to treat both. Prevention is key. Cleanse feet/between toes daily in soapy water. Air dry 15 min. Avoid sweaty feet, wear absorbent socks, change if damp, shoe inserts & foot powder help. See doctor if not resolved after 2 wks therapy. ...Read more

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What do I use for tinea vesicolor. I saw the pair patch on my chest n it's spreading. M female Tnx.

What do I use for tinea vesicolor. I saw the pair patch on my chest n it's spreading. M female Tnx.

Ok...: Clean and iron all your clothes and linen....particularly one which touch your skin. Take Nizoral (ketoconazole) 400mg by mouth and do some physical work to sweat a lot that day. Avoid alcohol for couple days.....This is a one time treatment.....which clears it. ...Read more

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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

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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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Please tell me, could a woman get jock itch under large breasts?

Please tell me, could a woman get jock itch under large breasts?

Yes: 'jock itch' is actually a fungal infection and can be found in any warm, moist area. Keeping the area clean and dry and applying topical antifungals usually cures. If chronic and recurring issue, you may want to consider evaluation for a breast reduction to provide long term relief. ...Read more

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Is it possible for women get jock itch?

Yes: Jock itch is a fungal infection of the skin caused by organisims called dermatophytes. Its more common in men, but women certainly can get it also. ...Read more

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What is jock itch in women or is it just guys?

What is jock itch in women or is it just guys?

No!: The fungal infection can plague women as well as men. There are many over the counter anti-fungals that should provide some relief, short of seeing a doctor for definitve diagnosis! Pain should not be a major issue. Itching would be! ...Read more

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Should I use my topical 2% cotrimazole (as a female with 'jock itch') for 7 days as opposed to the usual 1% for 14 days?

Should I use my topical 2% cotrimazole (as a female with 'jock itch') for 7 days as opposed to the usual 1% for 14 days?

2%x7 not equal 1%x14: Fungal infections can take a while to go away. Using 2% for 7 days is not the same as 1% for 14 days. Which ever you choose, the longer course is likely to be more effective. ...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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What is jock itch & how do you get it? Can females get it? What does it mean when the tip (head) of a man's penis constantly itch? What makes it itch?

What is jock itch & how do you get it? Can females get it? What does it mean when the tip (head) of a man's penis constantly itch? What makes it itch?

Fungus and Yeast: Yes, women can get jock itch. Jock itch is usually caused by a fungus. It is often transferred to the groin from the feet when you put on your underwear. Many things can make a man's penis itch- consider yeast, psoriasis, allergy among the most common. Balanitis is a term used to describe irritation at the top of the penis- many causes. ...Read more

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I'm going to my dermatologist to seek treatment for jock itch. I'm male she is female. I'm nervous. Will she need to see my penis during the exam?

I'm going to my dermatologist to seek treatment for jock itch. I'm male she is female. I'm nervous. Will she need to see my penis during the exam?

It will be there: She has seen many penises before, it may be a big deal for you but is just another piece of meat to her. Get over it. You are going to her as a patient, not a sex object.
Wish you good health.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I am a 42 year old woman, I have dealt with athletes foot & jock itch in the past, now a week before my menses they come back & go away after 2 weeks?

I am a 42 year old woman, I have dealt with athletes foot & jock itch in the past, now a week before my menses they come back & go away after 2 weeks?

Hormonal changes: Hormonal changes could effect sweat duct activity. I would recommend painting gentian violet (otc) on the affected areas 2-3 times a week and using an anti-fungal powder daily. This should be done always. ...Read more

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Can you die from tinea?

Can you die from tinea?

Not likely...: In severely immune compromised people any infection can be lethal. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tinea cutis?

You mean tinea cruri: You mean tinea cruris. It causes rash and itching in the groin area and is also called jock itch
it is caused by fungus infection of the skin. ...Read more

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Please what's the medicine for Tinea?

Many options: There are multiple options of medication. It depends on where the tinea is. Can be creams, shampoos or pills. ...Read more