Jock itch (tinea cruris) is a fungal infection that causes a red and itchy rash in warm and moist areas of the body.
Do you have an itch around the tops of your inner thighs that is itchy and driving you almost crazy? Many people will know about this kind of itch, an itch that can drive you to despair.
Jock itch (Tinea Cruris) can mean an intense itching, burning, and red fungal rash around the private parts, these are the most usual symptoms. There can also be redness, flaking and peeling on the inner thighs, buttocks, pubic area, penis, and scrotum in males and around the pubic region or vagina in women. Jock itch is not necessarily a male complaint, many females can have an intense itch and redness on the inner thighs and mons pubis which is yeast related as well that is not necessarily related to a vaginal yeast infection.
Jock itch can be isolated in patches, for example affecting the inner thigh, or it may be more extensive and even involve the entire groin area. From clinical experience in dealing with many men, as well as personal experience, I know jock itch to be one of THE most annoying conditions a guy can possibly have, and for several reasons, especially the embarrassment, pain and inconvenience of it all.
Let’s talk about this common complaint in more detail, look at the symptoms, causes and and see what we can offer the guys in the way of natural medicine treatments.
Men’s yeast infections are just as common as women’s yeast infections. In my clinical practice, about seventy five percent of patients presenting with yeast-infection related problems are women, yet guys develop yeast related problem as well. If fact, I suspect that there are a lot of men out there who have yeast infections yet do little about getting well.
I saw my father try to conquer his yeast problems for many years, and it was only after many years that he went to a doctor who prescribed him an antibiotic after finding nothing wrong with him. And this was in spite of several trips to the gastroenterologist where he was examined by way of an endoscopy and had a barium enema performed in addition to many other diagnostic tests.
The diagnosis was always the same “no abnormal disease” and dad was routinely prescribed antibiotics. This was in 1982, and unfortunately today 40 years later nothing much has changed, candida yeast infected patients are still diagnosed today by the mainstream doctors as having “no abnormal disease” if they present to their medical doctor with several yeast related signs and symptoms. So take heed, if you have done the rounds, consulted many different practitioners then I strongly urge you to consider candida yeast infection treatment.
Jock Itch Causes
Jock itch is an especially common condition when people wear tight-fitting clothing that traps moisture. The groin is a favourite place for yeast to hide out, and the conditions are just right which include heat, moisture (sweat) and poor air circulation.
The tops of the inner thighs and the scrotal region are common places for jock itch, and guys who are particularly prone are those who wear tight clothing with poor ventilation, such as truck drivers, mechanics, factory workers, welders and those who tend to wear coveralls for long periods on time.
I’ve seen jock itch cases in guys who were deep-sea saturation divers, in airforce pilot, crane and heavy machinery operator, oil rigger, and several cases of factory workers, especially guys working in a foundry or heavy machinery environment. I have found patients who have jock itch often have toe-nail fungus as well, otherwise known as athlete’s foot, because of the constant shoe and sock wearing. Often a nylon-blended sock will be worn, making the condition worse.
I have found patients who have jock itch often have toe-nail fungus as well, otherwise known as athlete’s foot. Jock itch is not necessarily a male complaint, many females can have an intense itch and redness on the inner thighs and mons pubis which is yeast related as well.
You need to address the underlying candida yeast infection, because this in not just a local problem, your gut will likely be affected, almost guaranteed. Try local treatment with some Tea Tree Oil products, but look at internal treatment. Your best internal treatment would including eating a healthy diet, click this link. This nutritional plan I recommend would be a great start!
For the skin, I recommend you try an intimate cream containing Australian tea tree oil, it should work very effectively. Your local health-food store or naturopath may have these products or could recommend a suitable topical product.
In certain cases I’ve discovered that jock itch can be contributed to a combination of the person wearing nylon or synthetic undergarments or stockings, poor diet (sugar, alcohol), and a high stress lifestyle. The warm, dark and moist conditions of the groin is where yeast thrives, and the heat entrapment from synthetic undergarments will only add fuel to the fire.
Make sure your undergarments are 100% cotton or better still, merino wool, which I believe is the best thing to have against your skin. Pure cotton undergarments the best choice for most, because merino is expensive.
One of the best anti-fungal products to use is Tea Tree Oil. I highly recommend using the Tea Tree Oil soap, and in most cases have seen a dramatic improvement in Jock Itch cases in literally days of using Tea Tree Oil products. You may want to read on Tea Tree oil to gain an understanding on how powerful this natural medicine is against candida yeast infections. Other powerful oils to use are neem oil, oregano oil and lavender oil.