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Im confused. Today counts as 2 weeks treating jock itch. My jock itch has been clearing up and the bumps are in certain areas. Help. What do i do?

Im confused. Today counts as 2 weeks treating jock itch. My jock itch has been clearing up and the bumps are in certain areas. Help. What do i do?

Is it candida?: If you have several bumps / satellite lesions and your jock itch isn't clearing up in response to tolnaftate or whatever you're using, you may have a candida infection instead and need to use a different Rx. In candida, there are red satellite lesions outside the border of the main area. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itch is also known as Itching. Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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I am treating jock itch with Lamisil. It has been 4 days and it is slow to clear up . How long will it take?

I am treating jock itch with Lamisil. It has been 4 days and it is slow to clear up . How long will it take?

Perhaps its not jock: itch (or tinea cruris), if not clear in a week with laminal, see dermatologist for diagnosis, it may just be intertrigo or erythrasma ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Tip)

Treating Jock Itch

Don't itch jock itch. Damaging the skin further can allow for increasing depth of fungal growth. ...See more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Treat affected areas with a topical antifungal cream
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See a dermatologist for resistant or widespread cases
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Can i combine tioconazole and clotrimazole in treating jock itch?

Can i combine tioconazole and clotrimazole in treating jock itch?

Yes: I am guessing you tried each separately and they were not fully effective. The combination might give you a little extra help. Be sure to keep the area clean and dry. ...Read more

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Treating Urethritis (Checklist)

Schedule a visit with your doctor for an exam and testing
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Ask to be tested for STDs
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Ask your doctor if you need a prostate exam
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Take all your medications as directed
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I am treating my jock itch, with lamisil, showering and drying groin thoroughly, is it safe to masturbate?

I am treating my jock itch, with lamisil, showering and drying groin thoroughly, is it safe to masturbate?

Yes: There should be no risk provided you do not have involvement of the shaft of the penis. I would be concerned that chaffing of the skin could lead to an infection ...Read more

Dr. Karen Glover
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Jock Itch (Definition)

The medical term is tinea cruis. It is a fungal infection of the skin in the groin area. The skin usually turns red ...Read more