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Is jock itch contagious?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes, it's contagious
Jock itch is a fungal infection and can spread to other parts of the body or to other people.
Treatment is usually with over-the-counter anti-fungal creams. Rashes that don't go away easily, or those that keep returning after treatment, should be evaluated by a doctor. People with diabetes get more fungal infections, and have a harder time getting rid of infections.

In brief: Yes, it's contagious
Jock itch is a fungal infection and can spread to other parts of the body or to other people.
Treatment is usually with over-the-counter anti-fungal creams. Rashes that don't go away easily, or those that keep returning after treatment, should be evaluated by a doctor. People with diabetes get more fungal infections, and have a harder time getting rid of infections.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Yes...
It is a superficial fungal infection and can be transmitted from one person to another.

In brief: Yes...
It is a superficial fungal infection and can be transmitted from one person to another.
Dr. David Hettinger
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