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Jock Itch


Jock Itch: Jock itch is a common, itchy rash of the groin. It can be a very intense itch and is associated with a red or pink rash involving the groin folds and genitals. Jock itch is primarily a skin condition in men. The symptoms of jock itch may come and go and many cases of jock itch resolve spontaneously without any treatment.

Jock itch is primarily seen in the groin, although it may spread to the inner thighs, genitals (including penis, scrotum, labia, and vaginal opening) and anus. While jock itch is frequently noted in otherwise healthy men, people with diabetes and obese people are more susceptible. Possible causes of this common groin itch include irritation from tight underwear, excess moisture, sweating, skin rubbing or friction, allergy problems, fungal infection, Candida (yeast) infection, and bacterial overgrowth or skin infection.


Many cases of itching will get better over a short period of time. However, it is important to visit your doctor if your itching is not improving after two weeks or is affecting your quality of life.


Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies
    


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