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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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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


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

I am treating jock itch with Lamisil (terbinafine). 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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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

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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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Jock itch! how can I get my mind off the itching?

Jock itch! how can I get my mind off the itching?

Treat infection: Treat the cause! if an infection, often fungal, most over-the-counter preparations are effective if you are compliant with the regimen for 1-2 weeks. Terbinafine, miconazole, Clotrimazole are common meds used to treat this. A topical steroid such as Hydrocortisone may be used at the same time to treat itching. If not infection related, make sure your clothing is not a cause. Is it too tight, etc. ...Read more

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After starting the jock-itch cream when is the itching and discomfort going to go away?

Jock itch: Provided you use the correct medication, the itch and discomfort should start disdappearing within a week or shorter. Be sure to conitnue applying the cream until the lesions are completely gone. If what you use does not work, it will be better to use a medication prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more