How To Get Rid Of Jock Itch

It’s itching, and it’s at a location you cannot scratch. Except when you are all alone in the restroom. A jock itch can be annoying as hell with all the itching and the accompanying burning sensation. This article will talk in detail about this condition and how you can get rid of it with simple home remedies.


Jock itch, medically known as tinea cruris, is a stinging rash that appears in the groin area. It can spread to the buttocks and inner thighs if left untreated. Though it mostly affects men, women are not immune to this annoying problem. Let us look at how this rash can develop and the associated symptoms.

How Do You Get Jock Itch?

Men are 10 times more susceptible than women to get a bout of jock itch. What causes this nasty rash that makes you do that unpleasant, unwelcome, and disgusting action of scratching your groin in public? Here are the most common causes:

  •     Tight, non-skin friendly underwear (say no to lycra and stick to cotton)
  •     Fungal infections (mainly ringworm)
  •     Skin friction in the thigh and groin area
  •     Build-up of sweat and warmth in the groin
  •     Tight jeans and pants 

Jock Itch Symptoms

The initial symptom of jock itch (common to both sexes) is an uncomfortable itching in the groin. Normally, the more folds your skin has, the worse your itch will be. The itching may sometimes clear up with better hygiene. When it doesn’t, it might progress to rough sores. In extreme cases, these sores may become oozy and pus-filled. The rash is symmetrical and will spread evenly to both sides of the body. Women may even develop vaginal infections if they leave the jock rash untreated for long.

Home Remedies For Jock Itch

Apple Cider Vinegar

You Will Need

  •     1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  •     2 cups water
  •     A cotton washcloth

What You Have To Do

  •     Dilute the vinegar in water and lightly warm it up.
  •     Dip the washcloth in this and place it on the affected area for 5-10 minutes.
  •     Remove the washcloth and pat the skin dry.

How Often You Should Do This

  • Repeat this 2-3 times in a day.

Baking Soda

You Will Need

  •     1-2 tablespoons baking soda
  •     Water

What You Have To Do

  •     Make a thick paste with the baking soda and water and apply it on the rash.
  •     Leave it on for about 15 minutes.
  •     Wash it off and wipe the skin dry.

How Often You Should Do This

  • Apply baking soda paste twice a day. 

Rubbing Alcohol

You Will Need

  •     90% isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol)
  •     Cotton

What You Have To Do

  • Using the cotton, apply the alcohol on the affected area and let it dry.

How Often You Should Do This

  • Do this 3-4 times a day. 

Essential Oil For Jock Itch

You Will Need

  •     1/4 cup coconut oil
  •     1/4 cup neem oil
  •     2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  •     10 drops lavender oil
  •     10 drops myrrh oil
  •     5 drops tea tree oil.

What You Have To Do

  •     Mix all the ingredients and transfer the mixture to a glass jar with a tight lid.
  •     Apply some of this homemade ointment on the rash and leave it on.

The essential oils mentioned can also be used by themselves after diluting with a few drops of coconut oil.

How Often You Should Do This

  • Apply twice a day.

 

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