Is the irritation getting worse in spite of treatment?
Is the skin bleeding?
Is there burning on urination?
Are you a diabetic?
ACTIVITIES: Wash the affected area every day, but don't use too much soap as it will unnecessarily irritate the rash. Completely dry the skin after bathing. Keep the groin dry. Wear loose-fitting clothing. Wear cotton underwear. Change your underwear every day or more frequently if it gets damp. Don't scratch since that may worsen the rash. After it clears up, you may use baby powder to prevent it from reoccuring.
MEDICATIONS: There are several anti-fungal powders and sprays that are available over-the-counter. Use Tinactin, clotrimazole, or miconazole as directed on the package. Do not use medications that are not specifically for jock itch.
DIET: No changes in the diet are needed.
CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
1. There is no improvement in 1 week.
2. The skin develops excessive scaliness, cracks, blisters, or bleeding.
3. Walking or sitting is painful.
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