jock itch armpit Jock itch is a kind of ringworm that is caused by a member of fungi family, well known as Tinea Cruris. Without examination I cannot confirm a diagnosis but it looks like eczema skin. It is a fungal infection of the outer layers of skin, hair, or nails. Tinea Crusis generally breeds on the dead cells of the outer layer of body known as epidermis, nails and hair. No matter how it presents, it is a painful, unpleasant nuisance. Left untreated, blisters and pustules may occur on the skin patches affected by ringworm and the infected areas become itchy. You can have both jock itch and athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) at the same time.
Small red spots appear on areas of the person’s body where sweat collects to include the person’s armpits, groin, the bend of their elbows and knees, or their waist. Most common in black children, scalp ringworm can cause scarring and permanent hair loss. Nail fungus typically begins with a white or yellow spot appearing underneath the tip of the nail, which then thickens and distorts as the infection progresses. Sometimes several patches occur over the body, particularly if you catch the infection from handling an infected animal. You’ve been warned. It does sting and burn on the skin there, but I don’t mind the pain because I feel like its doing something. posted by kaseijin at 11:59 AM on November 28, 2006 Maybe you should also see a doctor?
However, changes do take place as the mycelium ages and as that part of the food source on which it is growing is no longer able to provide sufficient nutrients. If the scrotum is inflamed, it’s probably due to a different yeast condition called candidiasis, and a physician should be consulted. In general, good hygiene can help to prevent most jock itch. Bacterial infections are common for everyone. Conversely, the skin between the toes may become very moist. This can help prevent spreading infection from your feet to your groin. anon: I just…I just never took the time to look down there before.
Doc: And what about all that sex? Do not walk around barefoot if you have tinea pedis (tinea of the feet). (Ohh this is not good manners.) posted by Milkman Dan at 12:30 PM on November 28, 2006 Have you tried Gold Bond? It is not known if this medicine is found in breast milk. Go for the Yellow one or the lightish green one (I think it’s medicated or something). Apply enough cream to cover the affected and surrounding skin areas, and rub in gently. Then allow it to dry for some time.
There are several home remedies for jock itch that will relieve your symptoms and cure jock itch altogether. Also, once it gets cleared up start drying yourself with a hair dryer (really). Do you see a big red map-like patch in your groin and upper thigh? That aside, I’ve have a history of similar issues. Use the medicine exactly as the label says. Facts About Jock Itch Tinea cruris, commonly known as jock itch, is basically ringworm of the groin. posted by nenequesadilla at 6:09 PM on November 28, 2006 I’m a girl, but when I get chafing I use diaper rash cream like Desitin.
Nizoral shampoo contains ketoconazole (a powerful antifungal substance) and it is commonly used in the treatment for ringworm. After the skin is dried out, use antifungal creams that you can buy without a prescription. It’s dangerous for this condition. Treat it like jockitch, to be safe. You may even want to lower carbohydrates as a group for a time. If you follow this procedure, you will end up wasting a lot of time, get more frustrated and confused than ever, and end up wasting your money on something that doesn’t even work! Try to stop using bar soap.
with my dermatologist very difficult right now, perhaps I need to find a cheaper doctor. There are tablets for bad cases, but not everyone can tolerate them. Persistent fungal infections may be indicators of an imbalance in the body’s microflora (the small, usually bacterial, inhabitants of gut,skin surfaces and mucous membranes). The brand name is what a specific manufacturer calls the product (e.g., Tylenol®). While jock itch may be annoying to the point of painful, it is easily taken care of by rather quick remedies.