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Jock itch is a fungal infection of the groin. The fungus that causes jock itch lives on the skin. It often affects male athletes, but anyone can get jock itch. Your child may get an itchy rash on the inner thighs and rear end (buttocks). It spreads and starts to itch when your child sweats or is in steamy showers or locker rooms.
Jock itch should end soon if your child keeps the skin dry after cleaning 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 child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: July 2, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
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