Jock Itch - page 3

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   Karen_tn_37211
    "Also, stay away from cotton..... it holds sweat and moisture which aids the chafing and the fungus growth."


    Stay away from cotton? I think you must mean stay away from nylon...
    Everybody knows you should wear cotton.
  2. by   Energizer Bunny
    I was thinking that too about the cotton.....isn't it better to wear?
  3. by   uk_nurse
    canesten cream........ an anti fungal cream
  4. by   leslie :-D
    cotton is our friend.

    and that's why they make 'cotton balls'......
    Last edit by leslie :-D on Jul 3, '04
  5. by   Vsummer1
    I have a question here:

    YOU ARE 20 YEARS OLD, sexually active, AND NEVER SEEN A GYNO? I think a visit is in order before trying ANY of these remedies. Who knows what it could be?
  6. by   nursemike
    10-4 on the Cruex, and it's OTC. Also much empathy to Stopnik--I was 16, and sure I had some new, undiscovered VD (STD, these days).

    Actually saw a doc when I had mine, for a different complaint. He said, "You should do something for that rash." Period.

    Did I hear a duck?
  7. by   nurse_lilyjaderose
    Quote from earle58
    cotton is our friend.
    oops! perhaps i had them confused. but i do know, that fabrics that hold moisture instead of letting them dry are bad. in other words, a fabric that stays wet from sweat is not good and you should choose a different one.... marching band was such a long time ago..... :uhoh21:
  8. by   LisaG21
    Quote from Vsummer1
    I have a question here:

    YOU ARE 20 YEARS OLD, sexually active, AND NEVER SEEN A GYNO? I think a visit is in order before trying ANY of these remedies. Who knows what it could be?
    Well first off...I am twenty...second off no one said I was sexually active...I am but that was never discussed in this thread I have never had a need to go to the gyno I have never even had a yeast infection. I've only been with the same guy forever! Since I was 16 so I never really needed to go. Get my drift
  9. by   LisaG21
    And I would like you to know everyone my itch it going away. I got some nystatin cream and have used it twice and it looks soooo much better! Yay for me lol
  10. by   IMustBeCrazy
    Lisa,

    I realize I'm veering way off course from the original post/question. However, I agree with the other poster that expressed surprise re: your comment that you hadn't yet visited the gynecologist. Most women don't realize that when you begin sexual activity, this is precisely the correct time to start getting those annual checks.

    I think it's great that you've been with the same person for many years, but in the end you are only cognizant of your actions and history, not theirs. Just think of it as a health insurance policy. You can never be 'too healthy'!
  11. by   Energizer Bunny
    Agreed with the above poster......gyno checks are SO important for a variety of reasons. That's one annual appointment I don't miss!
  12. by   Vsummer1
    Quote from LisaG21
    Well first off...I am twenty...second off no one said I was sexually active...I am but that was never discussed in this thread I have never had a need to go to the gyno I have never even had a yeast infection. I've only been with the same guy forever! Since I was 16 so I never really needed to go. Get my drift
    And if you noted in my post I put the sexually active in lower case, while your age and the fact you had never been was in larger text. Fact is, SINCE YOU WERE 16 you really needed to go.

    This is not a personal attack, nor is it a judgement. I was concerned that you would ask online about things that would be best determined in a doctors office, especially since you had never been. You might want to consider that PREVENTATIVE care is a good thing. Gyno's don't just treat simple things like yeast infections, they do complete women's health. Really, it isn't a bad thing, ALL women should go. I was rather shocked you hadn't been, and hope you do go.
  13. by   nursemike
    Quote from LisaG21
    And I would like you to know everyone my itch it going away. I got some nystatin cream and have used it twice and it looks soooo much better! Yay for me lol
    Yay for you!

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