Jock itch: Causes, Tips & Home remedies

Jock itch: Causes, Tips & Home remedies

Jock itch is one of the common itching diseases that mostly affect the warm and moist areas of the body. Jock itch mostly affects the thighs and the area of the groin. Jock itch is a fungal infection that mostly affects men more the women. According to an estimate, around 20 to 25% of the total world population has the problem of jock itch. India solely registers more than 1 million (10 lakhs) cases of jock itch every year. Jock itch can be treated with a few tips and simple home remedies. Untreated jock itch can spread across the other part of the body. 


What is a jock itch?

Jock itch is a yeast infection or fungal infection that usually starts with redness of the skin and it lines the crease on the skin. Jock itch gradually increases the crease to its surrounding. Jock itch mostly occurs in the warm and moist area of the skin, area of thighs, hips, and genital organs are the common skin places to get affected with jock itch. Jock itch can occur due to many reasons including uncleaned bath, the undried wearing of clothes etc. Jock mostly affects the people who sweat a lot and people who have overweight or the problem of obesity. 


What are the symptoms of jock itch?

Symptoms of the jack itch are mentioned below-

  • Redness on skin
  • Sometimes tiny bumps develop
  • Liquid drains out from the affected skin
  • Itching 
  • Discolouration
  • Jock itch spreads across the other parts of the body


What causes jock itch?

There are a few causes of jock itch mentioned below-

  • Unhygienic living
  • Fungal infection
  • Weak immune system
  • Sweaty body
  • Being a male
  • Overweight 
  • Diabetes
  • Wearing tight clothes 
  • Using used clothes and objects
  • Usage of chemical shampoos and soaps 


What are the complications of jock itch?

There are a few complications associated with jock itch-

  • Untreated jock itch can spread across the body 
  • Rashes 
  • Skin discolouration for a short time
  • Excessive itching
  • Chronic fungal infection


Tips for jock itch

Follow the tips mentioned below to cure jock itch-

  • Keep your hands clean 
  • Clean your body properly during bathing
  • Dry your body properly after bathing
  • Take a bath regularly
  • Wear comfortable clothes 
  • Don’t wear tight clothes
  • Wear cotton underwear
  • Massage the affected area with coconut oil 
  • Consumption of prebiotic food products including bananas, custard apples, watermelon, grapes, yogurt etc helps to treat jock itch.
  • Consume berries 
  • Chemical shampoos and soap can trigger the infection 
  • Wash the affected area with soap and warm water


Home remedies for jock itch

Follow the home remedies for jock itch, one can use these home remedies to cure the itching of another part of the body-


Home remedy for jock itch

Ingredients: Garlic and honey

Step 1: Take a few cloves of garlic and make a thick paste of it.

Step 2: Take two tablespoons of garlic paste, mix it with one tablespoon of honey.

Instructions: Apply this paste to the affected area and allow it cool and then wash it off with normal water. This home remedy can also be used to treat your private part’s itching.


Home remedy for jock itch

Ingredients: Baking soda and water

Step 1: Make a paste of baking soda along with little water.

Instructions: Apply this paste to your infected area for 20 to 25 minutes and then wash it off with normal water. This home remedy for jock itch is one of the best home remedies for jock itch. 


Home remedy for jock itch

Ingredients: Tea tree oil

Instructions: Massage the infected area with tea tree oil. This oil contains anti-fungal properties and plays a critical role to cure jock itch. 


Home remedy for jock itch

Ingredients: Apple cider vinegar 

Instructions: Take a few drops of apple cider vinegar and apply them to the infected area. Apple cider vinegar contains anti-bacterial properties, application of the apple cider vinegar kills the itching causing bacteria and cures the itching. 


Home remedy for jock itch

Ingredients: Water full tub and salt

Step 1: Take a tub full of lukewarm water.

Step 2: Add a little salt in it and mix it properly.

Instructions: Soak the affected itchy part in the salty lukewarm water. This bathing remedy helps diminish the problem of jock itch.


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