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How can I prevent jock itch?

You can help prevent jock itch by keeping your groin, inner thighs, and buttocks clean and dry. Dry off well after you exercise and shower. Try these other steps to prevent jock itch:

  • Wash your workout clothes, underwear, socks, and towels after each use.
  • Wear shower shoes when you use public showers and locker rooms.
  • If you have athlete's foot, you should treat it. During treatment, put your socks on before you put on your underwear. This will prevent the spread of the fungus from your feet to your groin.
  • If you keep getting athlete's foot, dry your feet last when you towel off after a shower or bath. This can help prevent spreading infection from your feet to your groin.
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Last Updated: March 01, 2013
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