Jock Itch

Jock itch is otherwise known as tinea cruris. It is a fungal infection caused due to dermatophytes. It causes red itchy rashes in ring shapes on the affected region of the body. It often affects the genitals, inner thighs, and buttocks. It occurs commonly in athletes, and so it is called jock itch. It occurs commonly in people who sweat excessively and obese persons. Applying topical antifungal medication and maintaining genital hygiene helps a lot.

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Does prolonged steroids use worsen jock itch?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an annoying case of jock itch for ten years. It is a chronic condition for me (flare-up in summer), and I deal with it by using Abzorb powder. When I know I will sweat during walking, cycling, or working out, I apply a mixture of liquid Paraffin and Quadriderm. On days when the it...  Read Full »

Dr. B T Priya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Ten years is a long time to suffer from this condition. Is it tinea cruris or only intertrigo? You have applied Quadriderm (Betamethasone, Clotrimazole, and Neomycin) for a long time. It is a steroid combination. Quadriderm, though it gives relief from the symptoms...  Read Full »

Will steroids aggravate jock itch?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a rash on my inner thigh of both legs. It is not too itchy, but it itches intermittently that too mild. It has been few weeks since I got the rash. I applied Candid total cream, but it did not help. What should I do? Please guide me.  Read Full »

Dr. V Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You may be suffering from a fungal infection, which commonly affects the inner thighs, groin, and buttocks area. It can be treated by a course of anti-fungal treatment, which includes tablets along with creams. Do not use soap over that area. Mistreatment with the stero...  Read Full »

Please suggest some medicines for itchy red rashes in inner thighs.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from a severe red rash problem on both of my inner thighs. The rashes are itchy and it has destroyed my life completely. It looks like ringworm or jock-itch. In the past, I was suffering from the same thing. But at that time, it was scaly and I had a liquid coming out with...  Read Full »

Dr. Bincy Varghese

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have tinea. Since it is expensive, you need to take proper treatment using oral antifungals to clear the infection. You should stop using Dipsalic (Betamethasone with Salicyclic acid) ...  Read Full »

Why is the skin on the scrotum itch so badly and peels off when scratched?

Query: Hello doctor, I have itching on the scrotum, penis, and surrounding area (sometimes on my hips). I used creams (not regularly) now it has become severe. My skin has peeled off, dried, and has red marks, and itch very badly. When I scratch it, the skin again peels off. I found that it is " Jock itch...  Read Full »

Dr. V Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You may be suffering from a fungal infection that commonly affects the inner thighs, groin, and buttocks area. It can be treated by a course of antifungal treatment, which includes tablets along with creams. Do not use soap over that area. Mistreatment with over-the-cou...  Read Full »

What is the best way to treat jock itch?

Query: Hi doctor,I have an itchy red patch jock itch on my inner thighs for the past four weeks. I have tried using Cloben G, Candid B, and Betnovate as prescribed by the doctor. After using these medicines, it has grown and turned out red. Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Jock itch is caused due to fungal infection. It is also called tinea cruris. First, I suggest you stop taking the above-mentioned creams because they contain steroids. It causes severe and resistant skin infections that are difficult to be treated. You can use antif...  Read Full »

I have rash on my inner thighs. Can it be due to psoriasis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a rash on my inner thighs. I am male, 28 years. I have had history of ezcema, psoriasis and jock itch. Hands, feet, and groin area. I am trying to determine if I have psoriasis or jock itch. I have been using Antroquoril cream. I also have Emuovate available too. It is frustratin...  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Hope you are keeping safe and doing well. 1) I understand your concern about the doubt of it being a psoriatic or a fungal lesion. I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and read your brief history, it most likely looks like ...  Read Full »

What could cause severe itching between the inner thighs and the testicles?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a severe itchy testicular area and the area between my inner thigh and testicle. It is painful and sometimes itching. I have seen no lesion except the one that seems lighter in color and like a dry 1 cm in diameter. I used some antifungal cream and Cortisone cream but no improv...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. Your statement has been suffering from severe itching in the testicular area and the area between thigh and testicle. According to the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) provided here, you may ...  Read Full »

How to manage tinea cruris?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old male, and I have a rash around my jock area. When I use Dermovate lotion, it disappears for a couple of days. But when I use Lamisil lotion, it becomes redder. What does that mean? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Hari Pathave

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for providing the information. If possible, provide me photographs of the affected areas that will help me better understand your skin problem and make a proper treatment plan. Thank you.  Read Full »

Please suggest medication for jock itch in the groin region.

Query: Hello doctor, I have jock itch for the past one week. It is continuously burning and itching near the groin area. The scrotum is scaly, and I have constant burning in the buttock region. I am using Clotrimazole for the past two days. Can you prescribe some medication?  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It could be pediculosis pubis. Are there inflammatory annular or round lesions with elevated margins? Any oozing from the margins? Any swelling or inflammation, itchy papules, or nodules present? Do you have intense itching? Excess scratching and rubbing of lesion? ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of jock itch?How to get rid of jock itch?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having an abscess on my balls. It is reddish and painful, but not much. I have jock itch right now. I saw terrific images on the internet, but it is not like that. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please put up two to three clear photos of the affected area for proper evaluation and guidance. Revert back with the photos to a¬†dermatologist online -->  Read Full »

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