Jock itch can spring up anytime and can be extremely uncomfortable. Here's what you can do to relieve it.
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.