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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I have severe itchy rashes on my inner thigh as well as skin folds between the thigh and groin. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a severe inner thigh rash, which I believe is jock itch, and three pimples (possible warts) in different places, but all in the skin fold between my thigh and groin. I have tried everything, including Daktarin powder, Lamisil spray, Daktacort cream, Tea tree anti-fungal gel, and... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have gone through the photos (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and details. The swelling in the photo could be caused by warts. Skin tags are another possibility. In either case, your dermatologist may need to inter... Read Full »
What is the treatment for scrotal abscess and jock itch?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old male. I have an abscess on my balls, it is reddish and feels pain, but not much. I have a jock itch right now. I am worried because I saw some terrible pictures on the internet. I think I got bitten by something as I mentioned there is an infection near my legs too.... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I looked through the photographs. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a small pustule in the scrotum and you seem to have a fungal infection in the groin. For the fungal infection take a tablet of Fluconazole 150 mg once followed by the same t... Read Full »
I am suffering from fungal infection near my bikini area. How can I prevent this?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from a skin infection which I think is a fungal infection near my bikini area. I think it is a jock itch, but I am not sure. How can I prevent this infection? Kindly help. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may be suffering from a fungal infection that commonly affects inner thighs, groin and buttocks area. It can be treated by a course of anti-fungal treatment, which includes tablets along with creams. I suggest you follow the given measures. 1. Do not use soap ov... Read Full »
I have had itching and swelling in my inner thighs for more than a week. Could it be jock itch?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had itching and swelling in my inner thighs for more than a week. I suspect it to be a jock itch, but it is getting rough and dry. Please help me with this. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hope you are doing well. I have gone through the information that is provided by you and I do understand your concern. As you have mentioned the presence of jock itch which could be a possibility from the information that has been provided from your end, it is always a... Read Full »
I have been suffering from a jock itch for 10 months and have itchy elevated rashes in my groin. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old male, suffering from a jock itch for 10 months. I had tried Quadridum RF, Clotrimazol, and Terbinafine for some time prescribed by a doctor. I also tried homeopathy as it usually works for me. I am medium-built and otherwise healthy. Now the skin condition in my gro... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. 1. Please maintain good hygiene. 2. Avoid sweating and friction as much as you can. 3. Wear loose clothing. 4. If other family members are also involved treat them also. 5. Avoid pets. 6. Take Terbinafine 250 mg... Read Full »
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »