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Causes and How to Treat Groin Itching

According to healthline - For those who experience it, groin itch is a very annoying condition that makes daily activities uncomfortable. This condition often occurs in people who sweat a lot such as athletes. In addition, men are also more prone to it.

Fortunately, this condition is not a serious thing and can be overcome easily. The following are the causes and ways to treat groin itching.

Causes of groin itching

Groin itch is known by the medical name tinea cruris. The main cause is the tinea fungus. This fungus is actually harmless and commonly found on human body parts such as nails, skin, and hair. However, when it multiplies in large numbers, it can cause a contagious skin infection.

Tinea fungus easily multiplies in areas of the body that are warm and also moist due to sweat. Therefore, the groin is a part of the body that is prone to the risk of itching.

Some common symptoms of tinea cruris:

The skin of the groin looks red and peeling

The groin is sore

The rash gets worse or bigger after every activity

Continuous itching

Fortunately, you can treat this condition with a fungal cream that can be found at the nearest pharmacy.

How to deal with itching in the groin

To treat itching in the groin you can use a fungal cream containing clotrimazole such as Fungiderm.

Clotrimazole is an antifungal drug that belongs to the azole group. Fungiderm containing clotrimazole works by damaging the tissue structure of the groin fungus so that it stops its growth.

Apart from overcoming moldy groin, you can use Fungiderm to treat other conditions such as tinea versicolor, ringworm, and fungal infections on the scalp.

How to use Fungiderm is very easy. Apply the cream on the groin 2-3 times a day for 14 consecutive days.

How to prevent itchy groin

Besides knowing how to treat moldy groin, there are several things you can do to prevent it from happening again, namely by:

Take a shower after every activity

Shower immediately every time you do activities such as sports. Do not let the sweat dry because this will accelerate the fungus to multiply.

After showering, make sure you dry the groin area.

Avoid wearing tight pants

Wearing tight pants especially during hot weather can make you sweat more. It's good to use pants that are slightly loose so that the skin around the crotch can breathe.

Wash clothes affected by sweat

In addition to bathing, washing clothes exposed to sweat can also prevent mold from multiplying. Avoid reusing clothes that have been exposed to sweat.

Maintaining cleanliness is the key to overcoming groin itching. When the groin has a fungal infection avoid sharing the same clothes or towels with others to prevent transmission.

If necessary, use Fungiderm fungal cream which you can find at your nearest pharmacy, online store, and Konimex Store.

When to see a doctor?

If the symptoms of itchy groin do not subside after two weeks of treatment with antifungal ointments, see a doctor immediately. This could be caused by a secondary infection that requires medical attention.

Content created and supplied by: Sportyblitz (via Opera News )


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