Jock Itch – Pictures, Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

What is Jock Itch? Jock itch is a fungal infection of the groin area that is medically known as tinea cruris. The term ‘jock itch’ is derived from this condition occurring frequently in athletes (also referred to colloquially as jocks) and that it presents with significant itching. It is also known as groin ringworm, groin fungus and scrot rot. Despite the term, tinea cruris (jock itch) does not only affect athletes or males for that matter. Any person can develop jock itch, including children and women. Other regional names for tinea cruris includes ‘dhobi’s itch‘ in India because it is commonly seen among clothese washers (dhobis). The term ringworm is a misnomer. Jock itch like many fungal infections of the skin is due to a fungus that causes a red ring-like lesion on the skin which is said to resemble a curled worm. However, there is no actual parasitic worm involved in the infection. What are the Symptoms of Jock Itch? The signs and symptoms of jock itch include a rash, itching, hyperpigmentation and sometimes oozing of the skin. Rash The rash, as described, is typically a red ring-like lesion. The skin at the center of the rash may be … Continue reading Jock Itch – Pictures, Symptoms, Causes and Treatment