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What helps manage athlete's foot and jock itch in teens?

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Use an over-the-counter antifungal cream, spray, or powder to get rid of athlete's foot or jock itch. If symptoms don't go away, prescription-strength medication may help. To prevent getting athlete's foot or jock itch again, tell your teen to wash and carefully dry his feet and groin area after showering. Change socks and underwear every day. Alternate wearing different pairs of shoes to allow the insides to fully dry out. Dust the insides of socks and shoes with medicated foot powder.

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Infectious Mononucleosis;" Preventing and Treating Cold Sores;" "Pediatrics, Pharyngitis;" and "Tinea Pedis."

CDC: "Epstein-Barr virus and Mononucleosis."

Ebell, M. , October 2004. American Family Physician

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Herpes Virus: Cold Sores" and "Strep Throat."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Herpes Simplex" and "Men's Skin Care."

Kaiser Permanente: "Athlete's Foot and Toenail Fungus."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 20, 2018

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Infectious Mononucleosis;" Preventing and Treating Cold Sores;" "Pediatrics, Pharyngitis;" and "Tinea Pedis."

CDC: "Epstein-Barr virus and Mononucleosis."

Ebell, M. , October 2004. American Family Physician

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Herpes Virus: Cold Sores" and "Strep Throat."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Herpes Simplex" and "Men's Skin Care."

Kaiser Permanente: "Athlete's Foot and Toenail Fungus."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 20, 2018

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