What causes tinea cruris?
“Jock itch” refers to any itching groin rash of men and is not a medical term. When caused by a fungus, the rash is known as tinea cruris. The fungus causing tinea cruris is a microscopic plant that grows in the outer skin and prefers moisture. When this fungus infects the feet, it is called athlete’s foot (tinea pedis).
Fortunately, tinea cruris is not contagious,
Tinea cruris is treated by applying antifungal medicine thinly with your fingertips, as directed. Cleanse your groin with plain water, since soap aggravates groin rashes. Tinea cruris usually clears up promptly with antifungal medicines applied to the skin.
Tinea cruris is only one cause of groin itching. Tinea cruris often comes back. Tinea cruris is an infection of the groin caused by a fungus. An infection of the groin is usually caused by anthropophile fungi. Tinea cruris can be very itchy.
Causes of Tinea cruris
* Tinea cruris is caused by a fungus.
* Tinea cruris is not contagious; direct person to person contact rarely leads to
* Tinea cruris usually clears up quickly when antifungal medicines are applied twice daily to the skin.
* Change underwear daily..
* Dry the groin carefully after bathing using a separate towel.
Tinea cruris is a fungal infection which occurs around the groin, inner thighs, and anus. Tinea cruris usually causes the skin to turn red and itchy, and a spotty rash will develop over time.
Keeping the groin area clean and dry will reduce the risk of developing tinea cruris again.