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Any time I hear or see enough chatter about a fitness related topic, either in person, on line, or both, I feel compelled to share my knowledge with readers regarding that topic. One particular issue that has moved to the forefront of health club chatter is MRSA (pronounced mer´ suh), which is an acronym for methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus. MRSA is a bacteria that, for years, used to attack the very disabled, sick and elderly who resided in hospitals, nursing homes and institutional facilities.
The problem is that it is resistant to many commonly used antibiotics. In recent years, however, a strain of these bacteria has emerged in the general population called CA-MRSA, or community acquired MRSA. Now, anyone can contract the bug which is capable of causing anything from a small pimple to a full blown life threatening skin infection called necrotizing fasciitis (aka flesh eating bacteria). What does all this have to do with working out at the gym, you a...
Generic Name: TOLNAFTATE - TOPICALPronounced: (tole-NAF-tate)Jock Itch Top Uses
Tolnaftate is used to treat skin infections such as
athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. It is an antifungal that works by
preventing the growth of fungus.
How To Use Jock Itch Top
Use this medication on the skin only. Clean and thoroughly
dry the area to be treated. Apply this medication to the affected skin, usually
twice a day or as directed on the product package or by your doctor. Dosage and
length of treatment depends on the type of infection being
Some forms of tolnaftate (e.g., powder) need to be shaken
before applying. Check your product package to see if your form of this
medication needs to be shaken. Apply enough medication to cover the affected
area and some of the surrounding skin. After applying this medication, wash
your hands. Do not wrap, cover, or bandage the area unless directed to do so by
Do not ...
Alternative NamesFungal infection - groin; Infection - fungal - groin; Itching in the groin; Ringworm - groin; Tinea cruris; Tinea of the groinPreventionKeep the groin area clean and dry.
Don't wear clothing that rubs and irritates the area. Avoid tight-fitting and rough-textured clothing.
Wear loose-fitting underwear.
Wash athletic supporters frequently.
After bathing, apply antifungal or drying powders if you are susceptible to jock itch.ReferencesAndrews MD, Burns M. Common tinea infections in children. Am Fam Physician. 2008;77:1415-1420.
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