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Medically referred to as Tinea Cruris, jock itch is a fungal infection that appears on the skin. Most commonly infected areas are those that are moist and warm, so you are most likely to find it in areas such as the groin, inner thighs, and buttocks, and any folds or creases in the skin. Sweat collects creating a warm environment for the infection to grow. The infection quickly multiplies causing the fungus to spread. Jock itch isn't exclusive to men, although many believe it to be. Anyone can contract jock itch.

Our first resort when having itchy skin is to apply an ointment or cream. The problem with this is it only moistens the area and makes the environment more favorable to fungus.  No magic or miracle cream is guaranteed to banish the condition forever, but practicing good hygiene and employing home remedies for jock itch can get the condition under control.

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1. Tea Tree Oil

This fantastic oil is one of the best home remedies for a multitude of ailments. Tea tree oil is useful because of its natural anti-bacterial properties. In the case of jock itch, tea tree oil reduces itchiness as well as the inflammation of the infected area. Dilute the powerful oil by mixing four drops of tea tree oil with a tablespoon of coconut oil to make a fragrant blend. Next, use a cotton ball and dip into mixture. Dab the concoction on the area infected with the fungus. Don't rub or wipe, only dab. Allow the mixture to dry on the skin. Repeat the process twice a week. Alternatively, fill a bath with water, add a few drops of Tea Tree Oil and soak your body for 15 to 20 minutes.

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