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Can chlorine cure jock itch?
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: Probably not
You're referring to the "chlorine" put in swimming pools, correct? A good topical antifungal such as tolnaftate is much less likely to injure you along with the fungi.

In brief: Probably not
You're referring to the "chlorine" put in swimming pools, correct? A good topical antifungal such as tolnaftate is much less likely to injure you along with the fungi.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine
In brief: More likely to burn
Bleach is touted as a home remedy for many things--this is not a location where you should apply strong chemicals in an attempt to save a couple of $, you will reget the chemical burn.
Try lotrimin (clotrimazole) af (over counter), keep area dry (but don't get arrested), and may take 7-10 days to see significant change. Continue treatment at least 3 days after you think is entirely gone.

In brief: More likely to burn
Bleach is touted as a home remedy for many things--this is not a location where you should apply strong chemicals in an attempt to save a couple of $, you will reget the chemical burn.
Try lotrimin (clotrimazole) af (over counter), keep area dry (but don't get arrested), and may take 7-10 days to see significant change. Continue treatment at least 3 days after you think is entirely gone.
Dr. Donald Alves
Dr. Donald Alves
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