Home Remedies for Tinea Cruris

  posted by: Dennis

 

Tinea cruris is a type of fungal infection which is otherwise known as jock itch, crotch itch, or ringworm of the groin. The condition affects the groin region including the genitals and buttocks which can be found in both sexes. But based on incidences, the condition appears to be more common in men than in women. The tinea fungus is one of the main causes of the disease. In addition, the fungus brings about many other conditions including the following:

 

 

  • Tinea capitis – ringworm of the hair
  • Tinea pedis – Athlete’s foot
  • Tinea versicolor
  • Tinea corporis

These fungi love to feed and multiply in dark, warm, and moist environment. And although a small concentration of the fungus can be found in the area, once they proliferate, they result to the infection.

Signs and Symptoms of Jock Itch

  • Severe itching and burning sensation in the groin, genitals, or thighs
  • Red and raised rash
  • Inflammation in the affected area
  • Peeling, flaking, or cracking of the skin

Tinea cruris can be contagious and can be passed on from one person to another. Apparently, if you feel that you might be suffering from the disease, the best way you can do is to see a doctor to further diagnose the problem. Your doctor might prescribe antifungal medications as part of the treatment plan as well as topical sprays and creams with generic names as ketoconazole, terbinafine, clotrimazole, etcetera. And while on treatment, some home remedies for tinea cruris may be employed as well to help on how to cure the problem. What are some you can do? Let’s see.

Home Remedies on How to Treat Tinea Cruris

Primarily, one must fully comply on the prescript creams and other meds given by your health care professional. The rest of the self-help treatment revolves around alleviating discomfort caused by the problem. Therefore, you should always:

  • Keep the affected area clean and dry.
  • You should wear boxer shorts instead of underwear to allow the air to pass through the area.
  • Avoid wearing tight fitting clothes which trapped the moist inside the area.
  • Cotton fabrics should be worn instead of synthetic ones to absorb sweat.
  • Some home remedies such as tea tree oil and apple cider vinegar are trusted to do wonders in removing the symptoms.
  • For relief, you can also wrap an ice cube on a thin towel and place on the affected site. But remember to keep the site dry afterwards.

With the abovementioned tips and home remedies for tinea cruris, one can definitely find comfort then from this embarrassing and annoying situation. We hope this has helped.

 

 

 

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Date: August 11, 2011 | Category: General Health
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