What is Jock itch?
Jock itch is an infection caused by fungus. It can occur in different places on your body. You can recognize them by a red round spot that often has a border around it. In most cases this occurs in the groin and thigh area, but it can also develop elsewhere on the body. Especially overweight people have friction in this place, making it the ideal warm place for a fungus. However, it can happen to anyone. Sometimes cracks also appear in the skin. It is smart to go to the doctor or dermatologist. He or she knows exactly which agent you need and at what stage the fungus is. Sometimes it is necessary to tackle it more persistently if it has been there for a while. The sooner you catch it, the better it can be treated.
You can do this to treat it
A Jock itch treatment is something you can do at home. There are ointments available at the drugstore for treating jock itch. It depends a bit on the stage at which it is wrong whether you should contact the doctor or not. If you see a small spot developing, you can usually treat it with an ointment from the drugstore. If there are really circles around it and it is a red area, we recommend that you contact your doctor to be sure. Clotrimazole and miconazole are known agents that can target the fungus. In addition to an ointment, this is also available as a spray at some drugstores.
What is the cause?
People who are overweight and diabetic have an increased risk of jock itch. However, a weakened immune system is often one of the causes. It can also be caused by wearing too tight clothes. It then starts to sweat and because it is stuck, it is the ideal place for a fungus. Moisture is also one of the causes. Think, for example, of not drying the spot properly or walking around with sweaty clothes.