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How to cure Jock Itch and Jock Itch Prevention

Hi. I got Jock Itch Rashes. They are irritating and I get them frequently enough. Is there any remedy to cure jock itch rash?  

A fungal skin infection that affects the buttocks, the genital area, and at an advanced stage, the inner thigh is known as the Jock itch. Since this fungus thrives in moist and damp places of the body, these places are ideal for it to grow. This fungus manifests itself in the form of red rashes that are shaped in the form a ring and are very itchy. Thankfully, it is not a very serious infection. It just causes a lot of discomfort, which can be very irritating.

Tips for Jock Itch Prevention

To get rid of this rash and to ensure that you do not get it back, here are a few things that you can do to take care of it at home itself. First of all, make sure that you wash your genital area each time instead of using the toilet paper. If possible, use an antibacterial soap to wash yourself. The second thing that you will need to do is make sure that your genital area remains as dry as possible. For this you will need to apply a liberal amount of talcum or medicated powder and wear cotton undergarments that will help to absorb the sweat. You will need to keep these areas as sweat free as possible. Preferably, wear cotton clothes only as opposed to synthetic ones, especially if you have the tendency to sweat a lot. One more thing that you will need to be very firm about is that you don’t share your clothes, especially your towel with anyone else. This is a sure fire way of getting this rash back. All this is to ensure that you don’t get any more rashes.

To take care of the already existing rash, run a bath and add a large quantity of salt to it. Soak yourself in this bath for at least 20 minutes to allow the salt to work on the rashes. If possible, try and do this at least twice a day till the rashes disappear. To get rid of the rashes, use vinegar or chlorine bleach to wash the affected area. Apply tea tree oil to the affected area. The antibacterial properties of tea tree oil will help to tackle the burning and the itching caused by the rash. Even garlic will help in a similar manner, since garlic contains antifungal properties. Make a fine paste out of crushed garlic and olive oil and apply it to the affected area. Alternatively, you can also apply honey to the rashes.