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Suggest treatment for jock itch

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Posted on Mon, 11 May 2015
Question: hello Mr rynne

i am having itching near testicle and corner between tighes for last 4-5..i think it might be jock itch..
i have not consulted any doctor yet
pl help..
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Fungal infection,take treatment

Detailed Answer:
Hi

I understand your concern regarding your skin problem and I hope I am able to help you in the same.
Jock itch needs to be treated by application of topical antifungal agents .
keep the affected area clean and dry . Apply a topical antifungal cream like clotrimazole over the affected area twice daily . You might a course of oral antifungals if the lesion tends to persist or increase. Apply the medicine regularly for atleast two weeks for complete healing .
Take some oral antihistamines like Benadryl or levocetrizine along to relieve the associated itching and allergy .
Wear cotton undergarments so as to decrease sweating and prevent further infection.

Dr Geetika Paul
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Brief Answer: Fungal infection,take treatment Detailed Answer: Hi I understand your concern regarding your skin problem and I hope I am able to help you in the same. Jock itch needs to be treated by application of topical antifungal agents . keep the affected area clean and dry . Apply a topical antifungal cream like clotrimazole over the affected area twice daily . You might a course of oral antifungals if the lesion tends to persist or increase. Apply the medicine regularly for atleast two weeks for complete healing . Take some oral antihistamines like Benadryl or levocetrizine along to relieve the associated itching and allergy . Wear cotton undergarments so as to decrease sweating and prevent further infection. Dr Geetika Paul