Jock itch is a combination of fungal infections resulting from dermatophyte. It is not just a men-only condition, in fact, even women athletes are prone to contracting the jock itch. In men, it’s often referred to as a groin rash…and yes, it’s contagious. However, jock itch treatment can be conducted with home remedies along with taking care of one’s personal hygiene.
The associated fungal infection lives on your nails as well as hair, but is mostly harmless. However, upon developing in warm and moist conditions, it lead to skin inflammation. Jock itch symptoms then arise on the groin area, inner thighs as well as the buttocks.
What Are Jock Itch Causes?
- Fungal infection (dermatophytes)
- Moist skin
- Warm environment
- Tight clothing
- Unhygienic conditions
What Are Jock Itch Symptoms?
- Redness on the affected area
- Burning sensation
- Flaking, peeling and cracking of the skin
- Rash worsening with exercise
- Allergies from anti-itch creams
Jock Itch Treatment
1. Baking Soda Alleviates Jock Itch Symptoms.
To get rid of such rashes, baking soda is an effective remedy. It helps dry as well as soothes the inflammation. Therefore, apply a thick paste of baking soda mixed in water onto the affected area for about 15 minutes. Wipe the skin with a soft cloth and repeat twice daily.
2. Cornstarch Is Helpful.
Need a sure-shot jock itch treatment? Use cornstarch! It absorbs the excess moisture and lightens the rash. Apply some cornstarch on the affected area like a talcum powder and leave it on. Repeat twice or thrice every day for better results.
3. Neem Oil Is An Effective Jock Itch Remedy.
Add a few drops of neem essential oil with lavender essential oil to some coconut oil. Apply this on the rashes twice a day. Neem is famed for killing infections and lavender is known to relieve burning.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar Is Beneficial.
Since apple cider vinegar is antimicrobial in nature, you can use it for your skin. Take around 2 cups of water and add half a cup of ACV. Slightly warm the solution and soak a piece of cloth in it. Dab this cloth onto the affected area for 10 minutes and repeat thrice daily.
Note: Articles on Ayurvedum are solely for the purpose of sharing the goodness of Ayurveda and bringing awareness on natural and healthy living. Please do not substitute it for professional medical advice. Ingredients discussed can interfere with certain medications. So, before using anything to treat yourself, always consult an Ayurveda doctor or practitioner.