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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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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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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