Jock itch is a popular name for a fungal infection that starts in the area of the groin and can quickly spread to the buttocks and inner thighs. It affects both men and women, and in particular anyone who is on the weighty side or has a tendency to sweat. Although it is a mild complaint, those who have jock itch find it very irritating. The infected skin develops a reddish rash. Scratching tends to make the situation worse, and sometimes pus appears in these areas. Jock itch is easy to treat with prescription medicines and a range of traditional home remedies.
Standard conventional medical treatment calls for the application of an antifungal cream to areas infected with jock itch. Patients who use this ointment as directed can expect to see an improvement within a few days, and a little later the infection should go completely. Even though these antifungal creams are effective, they cannot prevent the problem from returning later unless the certain hygienic precautions are taken.
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