Jock itch

  • Alternative Names

    Fungal infection - groin; Infection - fungal - groin; Itching in the groin; Ringworm - groin; Tinea cruris; Tinea of the groin


    Prevention
    • Keep 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.

    References

    Andrews MD, Burns M. Common tinea infections in children. Am Fam Physician. 2008;77:1415-1420.


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