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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 to do if I got jock itch but we don't have any corn starch?

What to do if I got jock itch but we don't have any corn starch?

Medication. : You could buy an over the counter anti fungal cream available at any pharmacy. Corn starch is not recommended for this problem. ...Read more

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My child hates taking medicine. What can I do to treat jock itch?

My child hates taking medicine. What can I do to treat jock itch?

Prevention & sprays: Jock itch happens when warm environments remain moist. Sometimes, not completely drying underwear or athletic equipment can contribute to jock itch. Other times, some equipment does not routinely get cleaned. These are two ways to prevent it. Otherwise an antifungal creme or spray is usually very effective at controlling it. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have jock itch, what cream should I use?

What should I do if I have jock itch, what cream should I use?

Antifungal Cream: Jock itch called medically tinea cruris is caused by fungal infection you can use any over the counter antifungal cream like lotrimin, (clotrimazole) triacin, or others available over the counter.But if it does not help see your doctor/dermatologist as you may need prescription antifungal cream. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have jock itch and have used canesten hydrocortisone and so how long for?

What should I do if I have jock itch and have used canesten hydrocortisone and so how long for?

See a dermatologist: Treatment most effective if matched to correct diagnosis. Failure to respond to azole + hc is frustrating. Castellani "paint" or antiperspirant are often effective for common problems. They sting, so your can rescue yourself by application of your original cream immediatly after. Involvement of other areas? Feet? Hands? You may get best result from oral prescription. ...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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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

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Jock itch cream help with vaginal itching?

Jock itch cream help with vaginal itching?

Tolnaftate: Topical tolnaftate is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm and is also used to treat infections of the nails, scalp, palms, and soles of the feet. It is safe. If your itching is due to superficial fungus it may help. ...Read more

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Do herpes outbreaks always blister? Is it possible to have burning and itching from jock itch and after scratching scabs form?

Do herpes outbreaks always blister? Is it possible to have burning and itching from jock itch and after scratching scabs form?

Yes and yes: Genital herpes lesions are usually vesicles which are small blisters. They then rupture to form superficial ulcers and scabs which eventually heal. Oral herpes lesions less often form blisters and crust and scab sooner. Jock itch or tinea cruris usually causes a red inching rash in the inner groin near the scrotum in males. If you scratch it can bleed and form scabs. ...Read more

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Cure for scrotum redness. I am using cream for jock itch. Does not seem to be working have been using 3-4 days with no relief. Also itching. Nothing ?

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Cure for scrotum redness. I am using cream for jock itch. Does not seem to be working have been using 3-4 days with no relief. Also itching. Nothing ?

Here are some ...: Intractable itch on the sac may result from allergy, inflammation, yeast infection or autoimmune disorders; examples are tinea (yeast skin infection), atopic dematitis, psoriasis, lichen sclerosus, contact dermatitis, etc. How to manage it for short and long-term benefits? See dermatologist for detail. Note: Cure is impossible but it can be modified and contained. ...Read more

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Hello dic,i ve got severe itching betwen thighs nd private part.Similar to jock itch.Itz been 3 weeeks itz not going.i ve got on face also.plz help me?

Hello dic,i ve got severe itching betwen thighs nd private part.Similar to jock itch.Itz been 3 weeeks itz not going.i ve got on face also.plz help me?

Yeast irritation: Your age and symptoms makes yeast or jock itch a possibility. There are over the counter remedies at your pharmacy. Hairdryer the area after each shower. If not better in a few days, go see your doc. It can spread, so wash your hands, avoid scratching. Be well. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

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