Big777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3177 times:
I have a friend of mine who had a jock itch. How to do you stop them? It doesn't work with Cortizone-10 Plus for months. It keeps itching. I told my friend why don't go to see doctor. He dislikes go doctor office. I don't know what to do with it. Anybody who had experience with jock itch before and it can cured. Please don't make a bad joke or embarrassment to talk about it. My friend is having embarrass to talk about it. I can understand there is nothing wrong with it. It can happen with disease anywhere.
MBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2575 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3102 times:
Like FPDonald said, it's the same fungus that causes athlete's foot. Get an anti-fungal ointment. Wash your hands after you have applied it so that you don't spread it to any other part of your body (or else, you'll get ringworm).
The only thing that a hyrdrocortisone will do is reduce itching and swelling, and possibly speed up the healing process. But none of that can happen until you've killed the fungus.
MBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2575 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3094 times:
It's a fungus that causes itchiness and redness of the skin. It's generally very itchy, but after scratching it, it often stings or burns. Typically, jock itch is a low-grade fungus. It's easy to kill using an anti-fungal ointment. But if you let it go too long, it may travel to other parts of your body in the shape of red, ring-shaped eruptions, known as ring worm. Ring worm becomes more problematic, particularly if it gets on your scalp.
But usually this is a very common, easily treated problem.
Vaporlock From Canada, joined May 2001, 3645 posts, RR: 57 Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2976 times:
My son played hockey for about 11 years and he got it from wearing any type of boxers or undies that had nylon in them???? Drink lots of water...hydration usually helps...use good old "Corn Starch" at bedtime and sleep nude so the air can circulate!
Qb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4 Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2948 times:
What you call "Jock Itch" is a mycosis, that is a fungus infection. It can affect other parts of the body, mostly wet and humid areas (armpits for example). Very obese people also have a tendency to develop that condition, in the interstices of their body fat.
What your friend needs is an anti-mycosis ointment. The real effective ones are prescribed by doctors and the treatment is quite cheap, usually less than $15, at least here in Canada. Please don't believe in some of the tricks you've read here. Some times the infection gets a bit more complicated and it requires a drug treatment. Overall it's a benign condition that will heal very well if treated appropriately and in time.
Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.