Q. How to cure infection from Tinea cruris?

Answered by
Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 29, 2022

Hello doctor,

I am experiencing a skin problem between my legs. There has been a lot of itching due to sweating and uneasiness for the last month which I am facing. Kindly help.



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I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns.

The itching is due to a fungal infection and needs proper care and treatment. It is a jock itch caused by Tinea cruris fungus. Apply Hydrocortisone or Clotrimazole cream. Take Ibuprofen and Claritin (Loratadine) orally after consulting with a specialist and with their consent. Use cotton underwear if needed, wear loose clothes, drink a lot of water, and avoid humidity and heat. You should not wander in direct sunlight. Shave the area timely and keep it dry and clean.

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