Understanding Jock Itch
Jock itch is called "tinea cruris" by healthcare professionals. You may think only men or boys get jock itch but women and girls can get it too. It is especially common in athletes who sweat a lot. Jock itch is uncomfortable and bothersome, but is usually not serious.
Jock Itch Symptom Spotter
You may have jock itch if you have:
- A rash in the groin, skin folds, inner thighs or buttocks
- The edge of the rash is raised
- Scaly or bumpy skin
- The center of the rash is a red-brown color
- A burning sensation in affected areas
Preventing Jock Itch
Like other fungal infections, jock itch is very contagious. It is caused by the same types of tinea as athlete's foot. In fact, the infection can spread from someone's feet to their groin.
The tinea fungus loves damp towels and sweaty work-out clothes. It moves easily to warm, moist skin in the groin area. You can also catch it from clothing and from direct contact with someone who already has it.
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