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Jock itch is a fungal infection of the groin. The fungus that causes jock itch lives on your skin. It often affects male athletes, but anyone can get jock itch. You may get an itchy rash on your inner thighs and rear end (buttocks). It spreads and starts to itch when you sweat or are in steamy showers or locker rooms.
Jock itch should end soon if you keep your skin dry after you clean it. You can treat jock itch at home with antifungal creams that you can buy without a prescription.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
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Current as of: March 3, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
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