Jock Itch

It’s uncomfortable in more than one way – learn more about jock itch.

Jock itch (tinea cruris) is a fungal infection of the groin, affecting thighs, buttocks and lower parts of the abdomen. It is caused by dermatophytes, a group of fungi that thrive in moist and hot environments like wet or tight-fitting clothing. You can catch it through contact with contaminated towels or clothing, or transfer fungi from other affected areas of your skin through scratching.

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Jock itch symptoms

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Understanding Jock itch

Dermatophytes are fungi that cause jock itch as well as a variety of other skin conditions. They spread easily from affected areas, which is why you should treat any fungal infections as early as possible.

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Jock itch treatment

Start treatment early to get rid of jock itch fast

The best course of treatment for jock itch is an anti-fungal cream combined with an anti-inflammatory agent. Treatment alleviates symptoms like itching and pain resulting from fungal infections.

Canesten offers a range of effective products that treat jock itch.

Preventing Jock itch

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Wear loose-fitting clothing during training and avoid synthetic fabrics.

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Ensure correct hygiene and keep your groin area dry, especially after washing or exercising.

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Choose cotton underwear only and change it daily.

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Change your towels regularly and avoid using towels available in communal areas.

Facts about jock itch

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It often starts on your feet - jock itch is a fungal infection caused by the same fungi responsible for athlete's foot.

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If you are male you are far more likely to be affected by jock itch.

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Avoid the itch! Check our prevention tips to protect yourself and others from contagious fungal infections like jock itch.

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