I think I may have jock itch. I have dry, flakey, and itchy skin around my pubic area. What type of cream would you reccomend to treat this? Does Tinactin cream work well? Also, I've heard Tea Tree Oil works in curing jock itch because of its natural antifungal and antibiotic properties. Is this true? Please answer soon! I would be very thankful!
Tinea cruris is the scientific name for fungal infection of the groin region. Official alternative names include jock itch.
It causes itching or a burning sensation in the groin area, thigh skin folds, or anus. It may involve the inner thighs and genital areas, as well as extending back to the perineum and perianal areas.
Affected areas may appear red, tan, or brown, with flaking, peeling, or cracking skin.
A warm, damp environment allowing the fungus to cultivate greatly contributes; especially with tight, sweaty or rubbing clothing.
Tinea cruris is best treated with antifungal drugs applied topically. Traditionally creams containing tolnaftate, clotrimazole or miconazole have been used, although newer agents such as butenafine are also used. Tinactin Cream is the drug Tolnaftate, so it can be used to treat it.
To cure the infection naturally, keep moist and warm areas of the body clean and dry. Change anything the fungus comes into contact with daily, like undergarments and towels. You can use talcum powder to help keep the area dry. Powders with menthol or zinc oxide may be used, like Gold Bond medicated powder, to soothe the itch.
Tea tree oil can also be used since it is a natural anti-fungal.
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