Jock Itch

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What treatment has been effective for your jock itch? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Annonymous, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: October 07

Mine is somewhat of an extreme way to get rid of jock itch. I pretty much cured my jock itch by taking 4 days at home with hand sanitizer, baby wipes, a fan and OTC clotrimazole cream. Every 15 minutes (used a timer) I applied hand sanitizer to the genital region and had a fan blow on the region to make it evaporate quicker. Wiped down with baby wipes and kept the area dry. Occasionally I added OTC cream to the area. Took a shower every 3 hours with a tea tree oil soap. Used a fan and air dried instead of using a towel.

Comment from: D, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 10

I was using Lamisil and other anti-fungal medication for jock itch, for over a year without a total clearing. Then a doctor suggested to stop with the anti-fungal medicines and just use a moisturizing cream without petroleum products in it. I tried St. Ives, which you can buy at Walmart, and everything cleared up and hasn't returned. Worth a try if it hasn’t cleared up after using medicine for quite a while.

Comment from: Beverly, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: June 02

I live in a year-round hot climate and jock itch can be a problem. I cured it in just a few days by using ordinary soap (not body wash or shower gel). Wipe a wet cotton ball well over a cake of soap so that it has plenty of soap on it, then wipe all the area, do not rinse off, and allow it to dry. Repeat twice a day until symptoms are gone in a few days, then continue once a day for a week.

Comment from: Arthur, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 15

I had recurring athlete’s foot and realized I wasn’t drying between my toes properly. Then took the same idea to my groin for my jock itch. I use a small cheap battery driven hand fan, make sure it has soft foam blades! Pocket size. Use it to dry your groin after a shower and during day and night, making sure to lift the testicles and penis to dry underneath. Apart from being a pleasant sensation after the itching if you try this for a week you should see an improvement. We don’t seem to realize just how sweaty it gets down there.

Comment from: Cyruss , 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 17

I had jock itch really bad. I cured it by using isopropyl alcohol and cotton balls. I wiped down vigorously twice daily and felt relief immediately. Took about 4-6 days to go away completely. I also purchased new cotton briefs and from then I wore cotton briefs to help prevent reoccurrence. Other remedies never worked for me.

Comment from: magicman70, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 19

I’ve tried everything possible for jock itch. The only one thing that works great is isopropyl alcohol 99 percent. It is magical. Spray on couple times a day. You will see it does go away. This is the only thing that will work. Take care everyone, and good luck to you all.

Comment from: Itchy man , 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: February 14

Coal tar soap and over the counter antifungal creams have been effective for my jock itch. Also wash your clothing in hot water, preferably with antifungal washing rinse.

Comment from: Jimmy Dean, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: October 28

I spent two days with 48 hour drip of the best they had. Don’t shave pubic hair - it’s there for a reason. I am an innovator; I cut a sheet into strips and tied a nonslip knot around my testicle and tied it so that it went around my waist so that it was not touching any skin in my crotch (got used to it quickly). Haven’t had a second of trouble with jock itch since. I don’t even use powder; nothing anymore. Rash and smell free!

Comment from: Gajendra, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: May 21

I'm a 24, a male from India. I had severe jock itch for at least 7 weeks. I had been applying Fourderm cream but it was useless. Here I am providing my medical prescription so that others can take notes from it. Tablet Canditral (itraconazole capsules by Glenmark) twice a day, tablet Allegra 120 (Sanofi) twice a day, C Win cream by Sun pharma and Mycoderm C dusting powder {100 gm is enough}. Bathe twice, and keep groin dry after bath.

Comment from: joemm, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: April 25

Man 1 Man Oil is great for jock itch, dryness and other skin irritations down there. It is made just for the penis skin and is loaded with vitamins and nutrients which keep the skin smooth, moisturized and healthy. You guys should check it out.

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Comment from: Rinchen, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: October 29

In my case I washed my private parts twice a day and kept it as dry as possible. I also apply anti-fungal ointment twice a day. It helps to improve the jock itch a lot.

Comment from: stopped, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 09

This simple solution worked for me. I change underwear several times per day. I believe that perspiration and/or a few drops of leaked urine cause the problem. None of the over-the-counter products worked for me.

Comment from: xdunlapx, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 26

I don't know why creams would be the first line treatment. They trap moisture in the groin area! You want it to be as dry as possible. Personally I use anti-fungal powder. It works like a charm!

Comment from: Itch survivor, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 18

For me, it worked to increase personal hygiene. I washed the affected area twice daily with anti-fungal soap. I dried the area and applied cream containing clotrimazole. I also change shorts twice a day. keep area as dry as possible. Sleep naked.

Comment from: 777crew, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: June 04

I always get it toward the summer, however, after I visited the physician and found out what it is exactly, it’s easy to prevent. The doctor prescribed antibiotics and topical creams, but now I always use antifungal soap as well as antifungal powder, and make sure to keep the area as dry as possible. I haven't had it for 3 years now.

Comment from: Land&Lawn, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: June 02

In my case, I almost always get it towards the end of a long work day (I’m a landscaper). Jock itch is painful and makes finishing up a job the last thing I want to do. The solution: baby powder, lots, every morning!

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