Jock Itch

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What is jock itch? — a red rash on the groin due to fungus infection. 

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How did I get a fungal infection? — You can catch fungal infections from anyone who is infected. You can also catch them from an infected dog or cat. Plus, you can pick up the infections from places where the fungus might be, such as:

A shower stall

The locker room floor

The area near a pool

Jock itch can spread from groin to other parts of your body.

How is jock itch treated: 

Dr.Paul Kattupalli treats it usually with antifungal creams like clotrimazole, for 4 weeks.

How do I keep from getting a fungal infection again? 

Get rid of any combs, brushes, barrettes, or other hair products that could have the fungus on them

Make sure our doctor checks everyone in the house for a fungal infection

If the fungal infection might have come from a pet, have it checked by a vet

Here are some other general tips on how to prevent fungal infections:

Do not share unwashed clothes, sports gear, or towels with other people

Always wear slippers or sandals when at the gym, pool, or other public areas. That includes public showers.

Wash with soap and shampoo after sports or exercise

Change your socks and underwear at least once a day

Keep your skin clean and dry. Always dry yourself well after swimming or showering.

If you have any other questions, please visit Dr.Paul’s Clinic at your earliest convenience. Our physician will guide you through the diagnosis, lab tests and treatment.

 

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