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Preventing jock itch

  • Jock itch (also known as tinea cruris) is a common fungal infection that affects the skin of the inner thighs, buttocks and genitals. The fungus that causes jock itch thrives in warm, moist areas. As a result, it causes an itchy, red, often ring-shaped rash in these warm, moist areas of the body.
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    Jock itch (also known as tinea cruris) is a common fungal infection that affects the skin of the inner thighs, buttocks and genitals. The fungus that causes jock itch thrives in warm, moist areas. As a result, it causes an itchy, red, often ring-shaped rash in these warm, moist areas of the body.

  • Bathe or shower regularly and rinse completely.
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    Bathe or shower regularly and rinse completely.

  • Avoid strong or deodorant soaps as they can be irritating.
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    Avoid strong or deodorant soaps as they can be irritating.

  • Dry thoroughly.
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    Dry thoroughly.

  • Wear loose-fitting, absorbent cotton shorts.
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    Wear loose-fitting, absorbent cotton shorts.

  • Avoid tight-fitting underwear or clothes.
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    Avoid tight-fitting underwear or clothes.

  • Change underwear at least once a day, more often if you work out or sweat heavily.
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    Change underwear at least once a day, more often if you work out or sweat heavily.

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    Don't share towels.

  • Use a fresh towel after each shower.
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    Use a fresh towel after each shower.

  • Sleep naked to allow the area to remain dry.
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    Sleep naked to allow the area to remain dry.

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