Our expert says:
Tinea cruris (jock itch) is a fungal infection and one should be able to heal it with medication unless you are diabetic or have an immune disorder and are therefor more prone to infections. Cheaper over the counter antifungals are clotrimazole (Medaspor) and miconazole (Daktarin). Creams used to treat jock itch should be applied twice a day for at least two weeks (or longer - can be stopped after the rash has been gone for one week).
Prevention of recurrence:
Wear loose fitting clothing made of cotton .
Avoid sharing clothing and towels or washcloths.
Allow the groin to dry completely after showering
Antifungal powders or sprays (Mycota powder/footspray) may be used once a day to prevent infection.
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