The fungus that most commonly causes JOCK ITCH
is called TRICHOPHYTON RUBRUM
of jock itch starts in the groin fold usually on both sides. If the rash advances , it usually advances down the inner thigh. The advancing edge is redder and more raised than areas that have been infected longer. The skin with in the border turns a reddish- brown and loses much of it's scale.
Jock itch caused by T.Rubrum does not involve the scrotum
or penis. If those areas involved, the most likely agent is Candida albicans, the same type of yeast that causes vaginal yeast infections
1.Wear loose fitting clothing made of cotton or synthetic materials designed to wick moisture away from the surface.
2.Avoid sharing clothing and towels or wash cloths.
3.Allow the groin to dry completely after showering before covering cloths.
4. Anti fungal powders or sprays may be used once a day to prevent infection.