Jock Itch

  1. 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 is by my knees sometimes and I think from sweating I have gotten this anyway my question lol What can I use to help clear this up fast? I was using some cream corticoid i think, that I bought at the store but i think it made it worse. I just tonight used medicated powder the gold bond stuff and it cooled it down and stung like a bitc* lol but my boyfriend said to try the spray. I am afraid to use the spray because of my private. I don't want a yeast infection or any other kind of infection in there lol I never had one and don't want one. Now that I have been rambling can someone just give me a good thing to use for a girl! Lol
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  2. 40 Comments

  3. by   zenman
    Try Tinactin cream if you're afraid of spray. Your boyfriend will probably volunteer to put it on! :chuckle
  4. by   LisaG21
    lol Thanks!
  5. by   warrior woman
    Sounds like you have a nasty case of chafing more than jock itch. Try some medicated powder to keep the area cool and dry, and remember cotton undies are a must!! Hope this helps.
  6. by   leslie :-D
    isn't jock itch a fungal infection? if so, try monistat cream...
  7. by   Jailhouse RN
    Try taking a shower after exercise. And wear clothes that fit and are appropriate for the activity.
  8. by   llg
    Jock itch is caused by a fungus and if that is really what you have, you will need to use a cream or spray that actually kills that particular fungus. There are several on the market. Tinactin is one product ... Lamasil is another ... I'm sure there are more. Read their labels, look at their active ingredients, find the one that works best for you.
    I've had a little problem with "jock itch" under my breasts at times and the products with chlortrimozole work best for me.

    Think about it like a nurse ... cortisol is an anti-inflamatory; it does not kill fungus. Monostat is for yeast. Choose the medication "designed" for the specific infection you have. If you truly have jock itch, then choose a product specifically for jock itch. Also, since athlete's foot is usually caused by the same fungus, those products often contain the same active ingredients. Read the labels.

    Good luck,
    llg
  9. by   FarmgrrlRN
    Quote from llg
    I've had a little problem with "jock itch" under my breasts at times and the products with chlortrimozole work best for me. llg
    LOL...Glad I'm not the only one...when you treat it, do you find you have to apply it everyday??? I was told I have the same thing last summer...I wear cotton bras, use Caldosene powder (sp?...in a pink bottle,no corn starch) and use 1% clotrimazole cream QD. If I don't use the cream at least every few days, I notice the 'smell', but not the itching/burning/cracking, coming back. Of course the MD, told me to do all of these things and 'come back in 6 weeks if it doesn't clear up'. Well, I started school, changed insurance and haven't gone back a year later...I'm guessing I may need something else from the MD or this is just the way it is...
  10. by   leslie :-D
    i used to stick abd pads under my big-boobed patients when they had these fungal infections, after the prescribed rx, so the sweat could be absorbed.

    leslie
  11. by   nurseygrrl
    Quote from earle58
    i used to stick abd pads under my big-boobed patients when they had these fungal infections, after the prescribed rx, so the sweat could be absorbed.

    leslie
    I do the same thing. I have also put them underneath big bellies to prevent the skin from staying wet under there.

    To the OP~ If I were you, I'd keep the area clean and dry for the next few days, perhaps using Gold Bond powder as others suggested. If it doesn't get better, or gets worse, I'd see my doctor. I have found that Nystatin powder works better than the creams for most of my pts. who have fungal infections.
  12. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from HerEyes73
    I do the same thing. I have also put them underneath big bellies to prevent the skin from staying wet under there.

    To the OP~ If I were you, I'd keep the area clean and dry for the next few days, perhaps using Gold Bond powder as others suggested. If it doesn't get better, or gets worse, I'd see my doctor. I have found that Nystatin powder works better than the creams for most of my pts. who have fungal infections.

    definitely nystatin powder....works like a charm plus the added benefit of it being a powder. and as hereyes stated, if you have a big belly, look under the folds as fungal infections occur there too.
  13. by   LisaG21
    Alright,

    So I need some cream -> I was going to go to the doctor but should I go to a gyn (I have never been to one) or should I go to my primary. Can I get nystatin over the counter (I know we use that at work soooo much but I never really saw it in the store) or should I request it from my doctor?
  14. by   teeituptom
    either doc can handle that

    I never get jock itch

    I dont wear one

    I like to dangle

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