Constant itching : jock itch

Inguinal athlete strikes inguinal-femoral and mezhyagodichnye skin folds.Affected areas have a view of red-brown spots round shape.

causative agent of athlete's groin

causative agent of athlete's groin is a fungus Epidermophyton floccosum.

Infection occurs through shared objects, such as a thermometer, sponge, linen, oilcloth.Including due to poor hygiene in baths, basins, showers.

Men suffer more than women.High temperature and humidity of the environment to a large extent contribute to the development of this disease.Damaged skin and excessive sweating increase the risk of infection.

symptoms of jock itch

first appear on the skin scaly pink patches with a diameter of 1 cm.

Then they gradually grow around the periphery, and inflammation of the heart decreases.

form large ring-shaped spots of red color which at the confluence of form scalloped pockets.Borders foci sharp, they emphasized vivid inflammatory roller with bubbles and pustules.

However, as is typical for jock itch, the central par

t as the proliferation of the rash will remain clean.Very often, the fungus affects the groin area and upper inner thigh, the scrotum, at least - mezhyagodichnye folds.

Patients concerned about itching, burning and pain.

Diagnosis Inguinal athlete

Inguinal athlete is diagnosed on the basis of the location and appearance of the rash.The doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, as well as appoint a study of skin scales taken from the affected area.The diagnosis will be based on microscopic examination and the clinical picture.Cultures study will definitively confirm the diagnosis.

How is jock itch

jock itch can be treated with antifungal creams.However, it is not necessary to self-medicate.

Treatment consists of the following steps.The affected places should be washed with soap and apply an antifungal cream not only on the sore spot, but also a healthy surrounding skin.

Use creams that contain miconazole, terbinafine, and clotrimazole.It is impossible to stop the application of the cream immediately after the disappearance of symptoms of athlete.If the condition does not improve after two weeks, an urgent need to see a specialist.

In some cases, the affected skin can cause blisters.Getting rid of them will help to compress the drilling fluid.And only after that you can apply an antifungal cream.


It is important to make sure that the place exposed to fungal infection, were always dry and clean.Carefully wipe the body after showering and exercising.Wash socks, towels, underwear and sportswear after each use.Wear slippers in the public shower and locker room.If

foot amazed fungus, be sure to take his medication.During treatment, first wipe the whole body with a towel and then legs and feet.When worn, first put on socks, then underwear.

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