Get Rid of Jock Itch Naturally

Get Rid of Jock Itch Naturally

Jock itch, also known as tinea cruris, is a fungus konwn as ringworm and can occur simultaneous with athlete’s foot. It first appears as a rash that may peel, with a round ring of small blister like bumps that are itchy. It is highly contagious and spreads both quickly and easily. It grows best in warm and moist areas of the body such as the groin, inner thigh and buttocks and is more prevalent in men though overweight people of both genders are highly susceptible as well.

What are the symptoms of jock itch?

  • Itching and pain in the affected area
  • A rash on the groin, folds of sin, inner thighs, and buttocks. This rash DOES NOT occur on the scrotum or penis. If you have a rash on your scrotum or penis seek medical attention.
  • A ring of small, blisterlike bumps on the edge of the rash.
  • Reddish-brown discoloration of affected skin.

Can I prevent jock itch?

  • Shower regularly; be sure you thoroughly rinse soap and body wash off your body.
  • Keep the groin area as dry as possible at all times.
  • If you sweat a lot, consider dusting the groin area with power such as baby powder to keep the area dry.
  • Do not wear tight-fitting underwear; be sure underpants are all cotten and breath well.
  • Change out of sweaty clothes as frequently as possible and always wash before wearing again.
  • Don’t share your towels.
  • Add a little bit of bleach to the wash when you wash towels, sheets and undergarments.
  • Lose weight; this will help decrease the size of skin folds that can harbor fungus and help them thrive.
  • Avoid foods that contain sugars and yeasts.

How can I treat and cure jock itch?

Warning: Do NOT apply bleach to the affected area. Bleach is harmful and may cause scarring when applied to affected areas.

  • Try a warm, not hot, bath. Add a cup of white vinegar, a half cup of baking soda, a half cup of epsom salts, and a quarter cup of hydrogen peroxide. Soak for 20 minutes.
  • Wash, dry thoroughly, then apply a 50/50 mix of hydrogen peroxide and water to the affected area.
  • Eat lots of garlic, Garlic is an anti-fungal and will help to kill off the fungus.
  • Wash, dry thorougly and apply apple cider vinegar to the affected area.
  • Use a gentle, antibacterial soap to clean the affected area. Remember to dry completely.
  • Always pat dry, do not rub the affected areas.

 

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