- Step 1: Identify jock itch Identify jock itch: an itching sensation found in warm and damp places on the body. You'll see skin irritation and ring-shaped rashes.
- Step 2: Dry the area Dry the areas where you're experiencing jock itch. Sweating is usually the main cause.
- TIP: Use a blow dryer on the cool setting to dry the area. A towel doesn't always dry it completely and excessive wiping can cause more irritation.
- Step 3: Apply antifungal product Apply an antifungal skin cream, spray, or powder -- available at drug stores -- to the infected area.
- Step 4: Use a home remedy Use a home remedy -- such as antidandruff shampoo, tea tree oil, or a garlic and honey mixture -- as a complement to your over-the-counter antifungal product.
- Step 5: Pay attention to your diet Pay attention to what you eat. Greasy foods and refined carbohydrates increase the chances of a jock itch breakout. Eating fruits, vegetables, and garlic helps keep skin healthy.
- FACT: Did you know? Jock itch is also known as ringworm because of the shape of the rash, not because it's caused by a worm.
You Will Need
- An antifungal skin product
- Antidandruff shampoo
- Tea tree oil
- Diet plan
- A blow dryer (optional)