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Jock Itch (cont.)

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How is itching from jock itch treated?

Assuming the condition is not caused by an infectious agent, itching from jock itch can be treated with a short course of one of the following:

  • Use a short five- to seven-day course of a mild to medium potency, topical steroid cream like prescription triamcinolone 0.025% once or twice a day for inflamed or itchy areas.
  • Use a short five- to seven-day course of a mild over-the-counter topical steroid cream like hydrocortisone (Cortaid) one to three times a day for itching.
  • Use a topical immunomodulator such as pimecrolimus (Elidel) cream or tacrolimus (Protopic) ointment twice a day. Although these creams are approved for atopic dermatitis and eczema, their use would be considered "off label" (non-FDA labeled use) for jock itch.

What is the best drug for jock itch?

Overall, the best jock-itch drug is a topical antifungal cream like miconazole, clotrimazole, or terbinafine assuming the condition is produced by a fungus. If the jock itch does not improve within two to three weeks of treatment, then a physician should be consulted. The use of the topical antifungal should be suspended for two weeks prior to seeing the physician.

Why is my groin still discolored?

Residual skin discoloration in the groin may persist for weeks to months after more severe forms of jock itch clear. Since it is in an area seldom seen in broad daylight by others it does not generally require treatment. Eventually it will revert back to a more natural color.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/12/2014

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