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How is jock itch treated?

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In most cases, treatment of jock itch involves keeping the affected area clean and dry and applying topical antifungal medications. Jock itch usually responds well to over-the-counter antifungal creams and sprays. However, prescription antifungal creams are sometimes necessary. During treatment of jock itch, be sure to:

  • Wash and dry the affected area with a clean towel
  • Apply the antifungal cream, powder, or spray as directed
  • Change clothes -- especially underwear -- every day

From: Fungal Infections of the Skin WebMD Medical Reference

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American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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American Academy of Dermatology.

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Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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