Jock Itch - page 2

Hey guys I have a question. Unfortunately lol I have come down with jock itch! I assume it is from exercising and wearing my scrubs. My scrubs are a little big from losing weight and the crotch... Read More

  1. by   Farkinott
    thank you? Tom for that marvellous insight! :P

    A remedy from the tropics.
    A simple and cheap way to fix a noxious crutch (from heat and friction) is to wash well in the normal way.
    Liberally splash your private bits in a small bath or bowl of condy's crystals (potassium permanganate or permanganate of potash).
    In a hospital wash bowl you only need (literally) a few grains till the water is stained a light pink. If the water is purple tip some out and dilute the rest or you will go brown!
    By splashing your irritated bits the condy's solution dries it out and also acts as a deoderiser (good for manky toes too!).
    A liberal application of zinc starch powder (nappy rash powder) WELL rubbed in stops your skin absorbing moisture and going soft and painful.
    Beware of a secondary fungul infection, but in most cases this is all the treatment you need.
    If it goes fungul treat for two weeks post healing or it will com back to haunt you!
  2. by   Energizer Bunny
    Quote from teeituptom
    either doc can handle that

    I never get jock itch

    I dont wear one

    I like to dangle
    Oh Tom...you are always good for a laugh!
  3. by   nycegyrl
    If you are female I would recommend what I do. I clean the area well and apply zinc oxide. Works well overnight. To avoid getting it again. You won't believe this but it works sooooo good. I use an antiperspirant. I apply to the inside of my legs where they rub together and under my tummy. You could even use it under the boobies. I worked in a factory and suffered for 15 years with heat rashes and blistering and torn skin. I would be miserable. I could barely walk after a few hours of work. I tried everything. Even taping telfa pads to the insides of my legs. Sometimes they would stay in place and other times they would slip and make it worse. The nurse in First Aid told me to try the antiperspirant and I have been sold ever since.
    For males, there are some great sprays at the pharmacy like tinactin and stuff for jock itch. They could also do the above with great results I bet.
    I know how much discomfort you are in and I hope you will try this. Hope it helps.
  4. by   zenman
    Posted by Tom: I like to dangle
    Me too! Nothing like trade winds up your shorts.
  5. by   night owl
    Definitely Cruex. My husband swears by it! It's also great for that under the boobies rash and I'll swear by that.
  6. by   MsBruiser
    Your e-mail conjured some bad memories. When I was 17 I lived in a hot, humid place and wore tight jeans (it was the 1980s). And I got jock itch.

    Imagine, 17 year old guy - and all that implies. So I tried every OTC ointment, powder, medication, etc. Sneaking it into my house because - of course - no one else could have ever had my problem. :chuckle And it got worse, and worse. Finally, I had to gather my dignity and go to a dermatologist. He prescribed an anti-fungal compound that killed it in about 3 days. After 6 months of embarassment and agony. I can't remember what it was but wow did it work.

    Moral of the story: forget all the OTC treatments and do-it-yourself advice. Go to the doctor and get some real medicine. Life is way too short to deal with the agony of jock itch.
  7. by   susanna
    Geez, I didn't know u could get jock itch just from wearing a bra too long.
    At my pharmacy, people come in with that problem all the time, also with athlete's foot. The pharmacist recommends the same cream for both problems, i think the name is lamasil.
    Hope that helps. Good luck.
  8. by   leslie :-D
    zinc oxide will treat a regular heat rash in the absence of fungus. it will not help a fungal infection.

    and i agree with susanna that i never heard of jock itch under the breasts. i think it should be called breast itch and treat accordingly. and i would strongly advise putting nystatin POWDER on, and not the cream. lamasil is another antifungal.

    and tom? hang in there.
    Last edit by leslie :-D on Jul 2, '04
  9. by   Energizer Bunny
    Quote from earle58
    and tom? hang in there.
    You're too much!
  10. by   LisaG21
    Quote from earle58
    zinc oxide will treat a regular heat rash in the absence of fungus. it will help a fungal infection.

    and i agree with susanna that i never heard of jock itch under the breasts. i think it should be called breast itch and treat accordingly. and i would strongly advise putting nystatin POWDER on, and not the cream. lamasil is another antifungal.

    and tom? hang in there.
    why powder and not cream? Any reason because I just got the doctor to order me cream lol
  11. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from LisaG21
    why powder and not cream? Any reason because I just got the doctor to order me cream lol
    hi lisa,

    there's nothing written in stone about this but although a cream is easier to apply in terms of coverage, the powder form acts as a barrier to the moisture, which is where fungus thrives in the first place. from my own experience, my pts. have healed faster w/the nystatin powder.

    leslie
  12. by   nurse_lilyjaderose
    You know, i've been reading this thread and it reminded me of my days in marching band, espcially band camp. which would be in late july and humid and hot.

    Wearing clothing that fits is one way to avoid the chafing. Lose clothes or extremely tight clothes will rub your skin raw. Also, stay away from cotton..... it holds sweat and moisture which aids the chafing and the fungus growth. Scrubs that are made of a wicking type thing... like maybe nylon? something that won't hold the moisture but let it evaporate, and dry. Panit liners are good because they pull sweat and moisture away from your skin, i use ALWAYs. but, you have to change them at least once during the day cuz the moisture will build up... which can lead to a yeast or bacterial infection. i stay plagued often with yeast infections.... so i've taken to patting baby powder, and changing my panty liners more often.. to thrawt them. hope this helps! (anti bacterial soap such dial, zest, or, heaven forbid, lye soap will also help)
  13. by   zenman
    I guess in some of the cases here, you could say that jock itch was a real bi**ch!

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