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Jock Itch

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jock itch

Let’s face it: Jock itch is as embarrassing as it is uncomfortable. We don’t ask friends for recommendations about how to get rid of it — it’s even hard to talk to a healthcare professional about it. But the truth is, anyone with an active lifestyle can get it. And luckily, Zeasorb products are designed to treat the infection and help prevent recurrence.

What is it?

Jock itch (tinea cruris) is a common fungal infection in the groin area. A typical infection involves itchy, irritable skin, mainly in the crease between the top of the leg and the genitals. Jock itch is more common in men, but women are also susceptible.

As it spreads, a red rash may develop, usually with a definite edge or border. This rash often spreads a short way down the inside of both thighs and sometimes to the skin on other parts of the body.

How you get it

Generally, a jock itch infection will have spread from other parts of the body, or from coming into contact with infected flakes of skin, such as on used towels or unwashed underwear.

How to treat it

Use Zeasorb Jock Itch (Miconazole Nitrate 2%) to relieve the itching, burning and scaling, as well as to inhibit the infection. Be sure to wash the groin area daily, always drying thoroughly. Changing underwear daily is also very important.

How to stop it from returning

  • Use Zeasorb Excess Moisture daily to absorb excess moisture
  • Check for athlete’s foot and treat it if you have it, as fungi from athlete’s foot may spread to the groin and cause another infection
  • Avoid sharing towels in communal changing rooms, and wash your towels frequently
  • Change your underwear every day, and maintain good personal hygiene
  • Keep your own towel separate from others when you have a fungal skin infection to reduce the chance of passing the fungus on to others