Avoid DIY Jock Itch Remedies

Avoid DIY Jock Itch Remedies
As male organ health issues go, jock itch is one of the less serious – but also
one of the more common. Let’s face it, most guys (probably every guy)
would rather have a bad case of jock itch than a social disease any day.
Since jock itch is something that occurs frequently – many men get it and
many men get it many times – lots of guys think they can get rid of it by
DIY fixes. And while there are some really good over-the-counter treatments
for jock itch, there also are some DIY home remedies that are better to
About jock itch
Everybody talks about jock itch, but not everyone really knows just what it
is. And it’s hard to come up with remedies if a person doesn’t know what
he’s trying to treat.
First, jock itch is a fungal infection that is medically known as tinea cruris;
sometimes it is called ringworm, after the ring-like rash that it produces. It’s
most often found on the manhood, sacks, inner thighs, or buttocks. And it’s
called jock itch because it is commonly found among people who sweat a lot
in the midsection while engaging in athletic activity.
The rash created by jock itch is a red, raised area, circular or half-moon
shaped. The inner portion of the rash may be flaky or scaly, and the outer
rim may be raised. As the name implies, there’s also a lot of itching
associated with the condition, and sometimes it may also cause a burning or
stinging sensation.
DIY remedies
If a guy takes a look on the internet, he may come up with any number of
suggested DIY home remedies for jock itch. But many of these are either
useless or may actually exacerbate and worsen a man’s jock itch.
For example, mentholated cream is often suggested as a cure, but this is
more likely to actually worsen the burning associated with jock itch. Many
people with psoriasis say just use that same steroid cream that is used for
psoriasis, but in fact it won’t help at all; psoriasis is not a fungal infection, so
something that attacks fungus is needed. For similar reasons, apple cider
vinegar or cocoa butter won’t make the jock itch go away, either.
Ove-the-counter treatments specifically recommended for jock itch are a
much better way to go. But sometimes seeing a doctor and getting a
prescription may be the best route to take. That way, the doctor can also
positively identify the condition; in some cases, what one thinks is jock itch
may turn out to be something else entirely.
Best of all is preventing jock itch in the first place, and these handy tips are a
step in that direction.
 Wash frequently, especially during summer months or when engaged
in heavy physical activity. Cleaning away the fungi before they can
take hold is a great option.
 Change underwear often. Fungi love warm, moist places for growing.
The mid-section is already warm, and sweat adds the moisture.
Changing underwear, especially on hot days or days with lots of
physical activity, is necessary.
 Use clean towels. Don’t borrow your buddy’s towel unless it has been
freshly laundered, as the fungus can be carried from the towel to a
new body.
While not one of the remedies for jock itch, it is beneficial to regularly use a
top-drawer male organ health creme (health professionals recommend
Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Jock
itch gets worse the more one scratches it, so a crème with moisturizing
agents like shea butter and vitamin E can help to decrease some of that urge
to itch. It also helps if the member skin itself is strong and healthy, so find a
crème with alpha lipoic acid. This potent antioxidant helps fight free radicals
that can damage and weaken manhood skin.