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Question by  cwaters2120 (31)

How do you get rid of jock itch?


Answer by  monkeyz (3150)

Jock itch is caused by a fungus, which requires treatment with an anti-fungal. This often requires a prescription, but there are some anti-fungals on the market (Lotrimin, for example) that you should be able to buy OTC.


Answer by  linsm (898)

Washing the area and drying thoroughly followed antifungal lotion, spray or ointment for jock itch. Wear loose fitting clothing, preferable cotton underwear for absorption of moisture. If the over the counter aids don't work, it may be necessary to seek medical treatment from a physcian who can order prescription medicaton.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

Jock itch is a fungal infection like athlete's foot. There are sprays on the market for the treatment. Keep the area dry and clean because warm and moist places encourage the growth of jock itch. Changing your underwear a few times a day can help. If it's chronic, see your doctor.


Answer by  starmlw (960)

This is caused by a fungus. You have to kill the fungus then keep the area dry. You can try over the couter stuff but better to see a doctor.


Answer by  aecarpenter (516)

You'll usually have to treat jock itch with some sort of anti-fungal powder or cream. Usually you need to go to your doctor for a prescription for it. You might be able to find something over the counter. Make sure your undergarments are clean and dry. It's probably best to go see a doctor at this point.


Answer by  YellowCup (1650)

Jock itch is a ring worm type fungus. Also known as tinea cruris. It severe cases you may need to go to a doctor and get a antibiotic type cream or even oral antibiotics. There are also a few over-the-counter creams that may help.


Answer by  macman (249)

Get a good diaper rash ointment and apply it twice a day. Also use a medicated powder before you do an activity that may make you sweat.


Answer by  Jolie (1227)

You need to make sure you are keeping yourself clean and using good hygeine. It is cause by a fungus also from moisture so try to keep the area dry and get something to cure the fungus and it should be gone in no time.


Answer by  pambam (892)

Jock itch is a common complaint that is irritating but fairly easy to treat. There are many antifungal creams, sprays and powders that can be purchased without a prescription. If they don't work, see your doctor who can give you a prescription for a stronger anti-fungal cream.

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