Can zinc oxide be used on jock itch?

No. Zinc oxide ointment has no active ingredients in it that would kill the dermatophyte (fungus) that causes jock itch. However, it might be useful as a preventative, by decreasing the chafing and friction that often leads to jock itch.

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Jock itch - can anyone verify that I can use zinc oxide to treat it?

Jock itch. Head down to your local drug store and pick up a jock itch treatment. When choosing a treatment be sure to select one with plenty of zinc oxide as the active ingredient. Many people opt for gold bond powder which contains zinc oxide and also helps absorb moisture. Diaper rash creams have also been used with positive results. Read more...

Can I use desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) for itching?

Maybe. Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is actually for dry irritated skin. If this is the problem than it will probably help to relieve itching. Read more...