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Jock itch (Dhobie's itch)

What is jock itch?

Symptoms of jock itch

Prevention / remedies / treatment for jock itch

What is jock itch?

Jock itch (tinea cruris, crotch itch, Dhobie itch) is a fungal infection on the skin of the groin region. It causes an itching or burning rash on the inner thighs and skin folds, the groin, perineum, anus or genital area.

It often starts as a small red infection in the groin fold. A warm, damp environment promotes the fungus, especially with tight, sweaty, rubbing clothing.

It can occur in either sex, though more common in males.

Jock itch is an opportunistic infection that often takes advantage of a stressed or diminished immune system, especially when there are other fungal infections around the body.

Candida yeast can also infect the skin around the groin, with similar symptoms to Jock itch, though a candida rash tends to be redder and wetter. Candida tends to appear more quickly and also to respond faster to treatment.

Symptoms of jock itch

Prevention / remedies / treatment for jock itch