Patient Comments: Jock Itch - Experience


Please describe your experience with jock itch. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Cure that damn itch, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: August 27

I have had jock itch on and off plenty of times in my life. By far the best way to cure it is to shower twice daily with the use of soap and either peppermint oil or tea tree oil applied directly to the affected area and let dry after each shower. After it is dry, apply a type of zinc oxide healing cream like Sudocrem. Other than that, wash all clothing by adding a type of disinfectant into each wash. Dettol works wonders in killing the spores on your clothing. And don’t scratch, use a hair dryer.

Comment from: Jock itch Jon, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 14

I suffered with jock itch for years. It worried me because, if I missed a shower, it would come back with a vengeance, often unpleasant smelling. But it spread to under my foreskin and then I knew I had to do something effective. I bought a 50 g tube Canesten cream, 0.1 percent clotrimazole active. Next, I showered and washed the affected areas thoroughly, with masses of soap, rinsed and dried thoroughly, with a separate towel. I put plenty of the azole cream and repeated this morning and night for 10 days, and it went in 5 days. Never returned.

Comment from: Rajesh, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 26

I had this problem of jock itch. I am not sure I had tinea cruris or psoriasis. I went to the doctor, applied creams, and also took tablets. It didn't work. After that, I took neem leaves which was difficult to prepare and applied on the groin area. It worked well. Later, I tried with turmeric paste prepared from the powder. It too worked very well. After applying for weeks, I have recovered from jock itch. Thanks to this forum for sharing my views.

Comment from: Tich, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: October 03

It's a fun experience. During the day I won't feel any jock itch, but only during the night when I take off my clothes; that's when I start scratching. It's been quite a while since I have had itchiness, that's why I decided to check out the causes of this on the internet.

Comment from: Sally, 19-24 Male (Caregiver) Published: August 13

I fractured my left femur eight months ago and I have pain when I walk.

Comment from: Majumdar, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: October 15

I have been suffering from some skin infection since one year. I tried initially with some anti-fungal cream, available in the pharmacy shop. With no result for cure, I consulted two senior dermatologists. I was treated with different drugs and cream, to apply in the affected area. Still with no result, the doctor finally suggested some test for skin scrapping (KOH) and culture. Result awaited. I have studied various texts on skin problem and apprehend my issue could be jock itch.

Comment from: preymantis, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 18

I get jock itch due to heat and moisture and it’s a losing battle! Use boot shoe lace round type. Slipknot over penis and use colored paperclip to match your pants, and on the other end attach to your waistband belt loop, it is well hidden. Adjust for length to keep penis in upright position! Now you can use whatever cream or powder and treat this while defeating the main culprit… heat! You can thank me later!

Comment from: Ryan M, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 09

I cured my jock itch! For the itch I used a blow dryer on each itchy area until a flash of pain hit (the pain feels so good), then moved to another spot. That cures the itch for a few days. Then for the fungus I shone an old style sun lamp light over the wide area within a few feet, for 10 about minutes. I received a mild sunburn but the rash went away within a few days. It started to come back within a week but another 6 minutes with the lamp cured it permanently!

Comment from: Layla, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: August 15

Jock itch is a fungus (parasite) that can be killed by icing it. Put an ice cube on it for ten minutes and it will kill it. Repeat until it dies. It will feel crusty. It also kills the itch for hours. Ice also kills ringworm and any other parasite. You can put the fire out in jock itch with zinc oxide. Just get some Desitin ointment for babies’ diaper rash. It works.

Comment from: wino1943, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: June 13

I found an effective treatment for jock itch on the cheap. I found most items cheap at Family Dollar store. T Plus shampoo (has coal tar extract). It really works on any skin irritation and fungus. Leave on 10 minutes. Take 1 oz bottle of fragrance body spray, USD 1.00. Dump it out, rinse and replace with 1/4 apple cider vinegar and remainder with any cheap eye wash solution instead of water. It is sterile and has soothing and anti-inflammatory ingredients to soften the burn from the vinegar. Spray groin well and leave on 5 minutes. Wipe with paper towels so you do not spread the fungus. Another is Family Dollar anti-fungal spray; same as Tinactin at half the price. Shake can well first! Cover everything. Use twice daily. It cleared up in 5 days.


Ringworm: Treatment, Pictures, Causes, and Symptoms See Slideshow
Comment from: Feeling better, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 03

I tried Lotrimin for jock itch and it hurt badly, especially the spray. I found almost instant relief by using triamcinolone cream, used mostly for psoriasis. It is prescription so you will have to see a dermatologist. It's been four days, it has improved 80 percent and I have no pain.

Comment from: male1970, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: April 07

I had a case of really bad jock itch. What I did to cure it was cleaning the infected area with a baby wipe, then on another wipe I squeezed the water out, and poured a little bit of rubbing alcohol into the wipe and then used that to clean the affected area again. I did this twice a day, and within a few days the itch was gone and it began to heal.

Comment from: exsurfmom, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 13

I live and work in the desert. Monsoon season starts late July-mid August. Three weeks ago, I had the worst itch ever. I thought I had crabs, but my boyfriend lives out of state. I thought my new aloe toilet paper was the cause. I don't think so, it is still itchy. I have had this itchy rash on my ankle for weeks, I put two and two together and I think it is athlete’s foot/jock itch. I will try some of these remedies and let you know. Itch to me is almost the worst feeling in the world. No escape from the itch!

Comment from: ItchGoAway, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: October 03

I've suffered with jock itch for 1/2 a year now. I tried all the creams, nothing worked. Then I tried a random application of Listerine, apple cider vinegar, or rubbing alcohol. Finally it took a 2 week supply of fluconazole. This has helped lessen the severity but not remove it entirely. I suffer from eczema and other skin issues so I figure that's part of the resilience of my jock itch. I’m looking next to try tea tree oil. I've also started taking smelly garlic supplements.

Comment from: Tomasz, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: January 27

I am currently dealing with the effects of jock itch. It is awful. I've tried hydrocortisone cream, but it doesn't help much. I suppose seeking the help of a medical professional is the best course of action, but it is rather embarrassing.

Comment from: don, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 26

I read somewhere that baking soda kills fungus, a teaspoon 3 times a day mixed in a glass of water. I'm guessing a yeast infection as well as thrush is causing the jock itch, something is seriously going on down there.

Comment from: Cured, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 01

I have tried it all for the rash in my groin area; prescription medications, over the counter stuff, even Vicks ointment. The only product that cured my jock itch was Gold Bond extra strength powder. I use it faithfully every day the same way I would have used talcum powder.

Comment from: Jazzmanjim, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: June 10

I have had jock itch for over a year. Nothing works. I have tried vinegar, hydrocortisone with ketoconazole, Lamisil, change of underwear material, and many other treatments. I still itch and bleed.

Comment from: Timo, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: September 19

I have an itchy scrotum from jock itch. I don’t know what I can do for this, am tired of this.

Comment from: Deerslayer, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: September 21

I've looked at several different jock itch medicines and they all state that the product kills most causes of jock itch. They are cleared! If it doesn't work for you it's one that the ointment won't kill.

Comment from: Misterclean, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: February 18

Jock itch is the worst itch ever, you just want to die.

Comment from: rgr millenia, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 02

I have switched soaps that I shower with and have chosen Caress, which has lanolin. It has relieved the jock itch.


Sex-Drive Killers: The Causes of Low Libido See Slideshow
Comment from: jt, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: November 01

It itches most days, could be any time day or night. If I rub the end for a while and it goes off.