Ailment: Jock itch
Remedy: Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar. Traditional home remedy for heartburn/reflux and many ailments detailed on this site. How to use it. What to buy. Warnings on its use.
Comment posted by Yxxxxngi of Kabankalan, Tapi, Philippines on 17 June 2018 at 19:26 5028
I sprayed an ACV at my jock itch and it stings soooo much but if you do things like walking it'll reduce the sting. It's my first time using it and it reduced the itchiness.
Comment posted by RareAndWellDone of Luang prabang, Laos, Laos on 26 May 2018 at 20:43 5013
Thought I was treating heat rash but it turned out to be ringworm. Used creams and lotions recommended by pharmacist and then doctor. Nothing was making real progress. The real issue is being in hot humid climate and just can't stay dry enough. I made the switch to apple cider vinegar and like the rest in this forum, have seen significant improvement in just 2 days. Feel like I've finally got a handle on it thanks to good ol mother nature!
Comment posted by drew of Los Angeles, CA, USA on 1 March 2018 at 20:23 4947
Wow thank you for your insight. I could not sleep due to the itch and was going crazy. I cleaned my body with soap and dried the affected area. I then mixed half water and half apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle and sprayed the area and boy did it sting but after it dried the itch instantly went away. Thank you so much! I will continue to use it for a couple of weeks.
Comment posted by Steve of Ballarat , Vic, Australia on 26 February 2018 at 20:43 4945
I've had Jock Itch for a little over a year, I've tried many different remedies, prescribed and OTC, Lamasil was promising but then stopped working after 8 days, powder seems to intensify the itch. I just tried apple cider vinegar, it burned intensely but the itch stopped instantly, after about 10 minutes the burn stopped. The itch is still there a few hours later but not nearly as bad. I applied the ACV by pouring it over the area and rubbing it in by hand but I'm going to try the spray next time.
Comment posted by Oseii of West Haven, Connecticut, USA on 26 February 2018 at 13:42 4943
This has been the second time I suffered with jock itch. I contracted it last week after using an old razor I didn't sanitize properly. Let me say first and foremost from my experience I would avoid using Gold Bond or any similar powder because it irritates the skin and worsens the infection. Two days ago I started using apple cider vinegar full strength in a spray bottle after showering and drying myself thoroughly. I would agree that it does sting like hell when you first apply ACV but the good news is that it clears up the infection and I'm only on my second day of using it. ACV also cured my athletes foot last year so I didn't doubt it do the same for the groin area.
Comment posted by Mikerichards877 of Toronto , Ontario, Canada on 8 February 2018 at 7:50 4924
I have acid reflux and a jock itch infection. May even have Candida. I have been using apple cider vinegar for only four days and noticing a huge benefit. Love this stuff!
Comment posted by K of Brisbane, QLD, Australia on 6 June 2017 at 11:22 4637
Having suffered from this on and off for so many years I just can't remember. Using Apple Cider Vinegar has given me more relief that any other product that I have ever used. I just keep a small spray bottle like those 100ml travel bottles in the bathroom cabinet filled with full strength Apple Cider Vinegar and spray the infected area after I've dried following each shower. I just have so much relief now and am continuing for several weeks in the hope that it will be totally cured forever. Also, soaked all underwear in 1/2 Cup bleach in 5 litres of water to make sure no further transmission is possible. Just so happy with the results.
Comment posted by Dave of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland on 18 May 2017 at 16:28 4609
I got caught with the dreaded jock itch last week for the first time. I'd had never even heard of it but the discomfort was horrific. I'm not sure how I got it, but I do cycle to work every day and had often reused the same towel for a couple of days in a shared shower so I'm thinking that could have been the culprit. Anyway I tried daktarin cream initially for a couple of days but it did not give me any relief whatsoever. I then did an online search and came upon this site so I gave Apple Cider Vinegar a go that evening. After applying ACV I got approx 10 minutes of stinging and extreme discomfort, but within 20 minutes I could feel no discomfort whatsoever. I slept far better that night than I had for the previous few days. I reapplied ACV again in the morning and evening the following day and it seems to have cleared my jock itch altogether. I will continually apply for the next few days as advised but seriously, I cannot recommend it enough and felt I simply had to add my comment here so other people can experience the saviour from this abyss.
Comment posted by Amy of Mahwah, NJ, USA on 25 June 2016 at 2:50 4137
I've been suffering from jock itch for a year and I understand how wildly uncomfortable and embarrassing it can be. I got it from doing jiu jitsu every day, sitting in sweaty wet pants for hours. I have gone to three doctors trying to find a solution to all this. After spending a lot of money on OTC Meds and doctor visits, this is the regime I have found that has cured my jock itch almost immediately. 1. After I shower I blow dry the area to rid any dampness. 2. Apply apple cider vinegar 3 times daily. Dilute it with water if you've been scratching as it will burn but lessen symptoms almost immediately.
A big mistake I made was applying baby powder constantly trying to keep my area dry. I was very wrong. DO NOT DO THIS. Look at the ingredients of anything you apply to make sure there is no corn starch. The fungus feeds off the corn starch and it will make it worse or make it comeback. As a lady, this has been the most embarrassing year of my life. I hope this helps you.
Remedy (new) posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 31 May 2010 at 18:36 251
Once again, apple cider vinegar is just the most amazing remedy. Apply neat ACV to the infected skin and surrounding area. It may sting a little - if it is too harsh, dilute the ACV with a little water, but it is best to try to use it undiluted. Do not rinse or wipe it off. The itching will stop almost immediately. Apply it two or three times a day. If you can only do it once, that is OK but it will take longer to heal. Try to apply it at night before you go to bed. Depending on the infection it will be better in a couple of days. Continue the treatment for at least week after it seems to be fully healed, as the fungus is still in the skin and will otherwise recur
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