Alternative Names Fungal infection - groin; Infection - fungal - groin; Itching in the groin; Ringworm - groin; Tinea cruris; Tinea of the groin Treatment Jock itch usually responds to self-care within a couple of weeks: Keep the skin clean and dry. Don't wear clothing that rubs and irritates the area. Apply topical over-the-counter antifungal or drying powders, such as those that contain miconazole, clotrimazole, or tolnaftate. You may need treatment by a health care provider if your infection lasts longer than 2 weeks, is severe, or frequently returns. You healthcare provider may prescribe stronger antifungal medications. Antibiotics may be prescribed to treat bacterial infections that occur in addition to the fungus (for example, from scratching the area). Support Groups Expectations (prognosis) Jock itch usually responds promptly to treatment. It is often less severe than other tinea infections, but may last a long time. Jock itch usually stays around the creases in the upper thigh and does ...
Definition A fluid imbalance refers to an abnormal level of fluids in the body. Causes, incidence, and risk factors Your body is constantly losing fluids through breathing, sweating, and urinating. If you do not take in enough fluids, you may become dehydrated . Your body may also have a hard time getting rid of fluids, allowing excess fluid to build up. This is called fluid overload. Many illnesses can cause fluid imbalance: It is common to retain large amounts of fluid for several days after surgery (causing swelling of the body). In heart failure , fluid collects in the lungs, liver, blood vessels, and body tissues because the heart does a poor job of pumping it to the kidneys where it can be eliminated. When the kidneys do not work well because of chronic kidney disease , the body cannot get rid of unneeded fluids. The body may lose too much fluid due to diarrhea , vomiting, excessive blood loss, or high fever. A fluid imbalance is often associated with imbalances of sodium, potassium (see: hyp...
Electrolytes are minerals that are normally in your body. Each one carries a very tiny electrical charge. Electrolytes are in your blood, urine, and other body fluids. Having the right balance of electrolytes helps your body keep fluids at proper levels. Sodium, potassium, chloride, and calcium are all electrolytes. You get electrolytes from the foods you eat and the fluids you drink, and you lose electrolytes when you sweat.
The symptoms of an electrolyte imbalance can include:
Chemotherapy can cause your electrolyte levels to become too low or too high. Changes to the amount of water in your body because of side effects such as vomiting or diarrhea also can cause an electrolyte imbalance.
Managing an electrolyte imbalance
If you think you may have an electrolyte imbalance, talk to your doctor. Your electrolyte levels can be checked with a blood or urine test. If you do have an imbalance your doctor may advise you to eat foods rich in that electrol...
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