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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What is the treatment for jock itching in the scrotal area?

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from jock itch for two months. Initially, there were well-circumscribed lesions with darker edges and itching on groin folds. Now, the skin has become hard, pigmented and dry with loss of hair. Scrotum and penile shaft also affected and resulted in the loss of rugosities and...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you Luliconazole 1% cream, twice daily for two weeks. In addition, I suggest you take an oral antihistamine such as Cetirizine 10 mg tablet once a day for symptomatic relief from itching. You may also take an oral antifungal such as Itraconazole 100 mg Capsul...  Read Full »

I have itching over the pubic area, with no history of sexual intercourse. So what could be its possible cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I have itching over the lower part of my body, scratching on my penis, buttocks, and pubic area. I usually masturbate, but it has been a long time since I had sexual intercourse with a lady, over 10 to 12 years. I would like to know the cause, treatment, and solutions needed.  Read Full »

Dr. Bandam Srinivas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms you have are typical of tinea cruris, also known as jock itch. It is a fungal infection that typically affects the skin in the groin, which is warm and moist. It is treatable. I suggest applying antifungal cream, maintaining proper hygiene, and keeping the...  Read Full »

I used to have recurrent jock itch that got cured when I used sprays and medications. But now resists treatment. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been having jock itch off and on for the last month. Usually, when I have had it, I would treat it with jock itch sprays and medicated powders, and it would go away in a day or two. I have just been having it off and on for the past month. I have had it a couple of times in the last...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your query. I saw your pictures (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity). What you have is intertrigo, meaning an infection of the skin folds because of constant rubbing, occlusion, sweat, and many factors. When the skin is eroded because...  Read Full »

I have had a jock itch on my inner thigh for the past week, which is getting severe now. How do I manage it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20 year-old-girl. I have had a jock itch on my inner thigh for the past week. And now it is getting severe, and please suggest some ointments which can help with the infection. I am currently using Panderm plus.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your query and concern. I need to examine your picture for confirmation. With your descriptions, it seems you have tinea cruris. Tinea cruris is a fungal infection of the groin. Follow certain general measures, 1. Do not keep the area wet at all. Use Clo...  Read Full »

How do I treat the rashes that change in color from red to black after treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, My inner thigh is having rashes which are similar to jock itch. I have been suffering from this condition for the past month. I have been applying Lulifin cream for three weeks twice daily. I have also been applying Terbicip cream 250 mg once daily for three weeks. Initially, it was r...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern and have reviewed the history and image provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is tinea cruris. Tinea cruris is a fungal infection and is caused mainly due to stagnation of sweat and mo...  Read Full »

Please suggest some solution for jock itch as it is affecting my daily routine.

Query: Hello doctor, I have Jock itch since last month. I am feeling like having fever and tired all the time. I used antifungal cream Travocort and Terbisil, but I could not get rid of them. Please suggest me some solution for this as this disease is affecting my daily routine a lot.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The condition is known as Tinea cruris, Jock itch, or dermatophytosis. It is a type of superficial skin infection. It can affect the groin, buttocks, or any skin area, sometimes along with nails. I suggest using the the following medicines...  Read Full »

How can I remove dark patches due to jock itch?

Query: Hello doctor, I had jock itch six years ago over the groin area and lower abdomen. It was completely cured then, but it has left dark patches. I have been suggested by a dermatologist to use Glycolic acid 6 % cream, which does not seem to be working. Please suggest an effective ointment to clear the...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Infections of the skin usually heal with hyperpigmentation. This post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is tough to resolve and would take years to go completely. However, creams containing Kojic acid do help to quicken the recovery twice daily for three months.   Read Full »

What is the cause of a white patch on my baby's scrotum?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is three months old and he recently got a white patch on his scrotum. Is it normal or do I have a reason to be worried?  Read Full »

Dr. Diggireddy Shilpa Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Since the baby is three months, it could be a birthmark that has developed. Some birthmarks come early in life and some later on such as white spots, dark blackish spots, moles and so on. Another condition is called jock itch caused by infection due to tinea which i...  Read Full »

A spot rose on my thigh near the groin region. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, A spot rose on my thigh near to groin. I consulted with a dermatologist. The doctor diagnosed it with tinea crusis and advised ten tablets of Sizzle once a day and 30 tablets of Funge 250 mg once a day, and a Canix-H cream to be applied on the affected areas.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I reviewed the picture attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Yes, it is tinea cruris spreading to involve your thighs. The medication prescribed by your dermatologist is perfect for tinea. Follow the treatment regim...  Read Full »

I have a boil on my lower buttocks. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a boil on my lower buttocks. I noticed it when I had discomfort while sitting down. Since then, I have adjusted the way I sit, and now a pinkish mark has appeared on the opposite side of the thigh. It has been there for a long time, and now it seems I have a jock itch.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As per the history provided, the boil developed could signify a localized skin infection called folliculitis. They usually develop in areas where there appear to be hair follicles and where it sweats and the presence of moisture stagnation oc...  Read Full »

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