Getting Rid Of Jock Itch At Home Naturally
Has your doctor told you that you are suffering from Jock Itch? He would also perhaps have explained to you that it is but a rash which affects the groin region and some medicines would be prescribed to get rid of the same. But did you know that you can also get rid of this condition using natural methods and substances, sitting in your own home? It is not at all difficult to naturally achieve a cure of Jock Itch which can be very annoying and embarrassing if it occurs in a public place.
Jock itch is a rash caused by a fungus or plant-like substance, very similar to ringworm or athletes’ foot or even psoriasis, except that this rash affects the groin, thighs, buttocks, genitals and folds of the skin in the upper thigh and is more prevalent among obese men than women, though it can affect anyone. The skin in this area breaks out into an itchy red rash, which spreads in the form of a circle, leaving the inside of the circle mostly clear but sometimes scaly, and forming a sharp red border which can sometimes even have blisters or pustules on it. It is contagious and thrives in damp, moist places, such as the sweaty folds of the skin, or unwashed clothing and can spread from person to person by direct contact with the skin or clothing.
The fungus tinea cruris is responsible for Jock Itch. It belongs to a family called dermatophytes. This fungus normally resides on the skin, and is harmless if the skin is kept clean and dry. However, it proliferates in sweaty conditions which result from wearing tight clothing, or clothing which does not allow the movement of air. Sometimes, persons with weak immune systems, who are on a course of antibiotics, become prone to this condition.
Laundry detergent, if not rinsed out thoroughly is also thought to cause Jock itch.
Natural Treatment with Home Remedies
Maintaining a good hygiene is the first step in the natural treatment of Jock Itch. Keep the groin area scrupulously clean and dry; use an antifungal / antibacterial soap and scrub the area clean. Do not wear sweaty clothes, change them as soon as you feel the sweat. Use antifungal powders available over the counter, if necessary, but wash off at the first signs of sweat.
Soak yourself in a tub of bearably hot water to which a good amount of common salt has been added. This will ensure that the blisters dry out by removing the liquid from them. Pat yourself absolutely dry.
Make a paste of a few cloves of garlic in olive oil, and apply this paste over the affected areas. The antifungal properties of garlic will help to clear all signs of the itch.
Applying garlic paste and honey alternately over the affected area also helps as does including more garlic in your diet.
Washing the affected area in vinegar is another natural way of getting rid of Jock Itch.
Spraying a 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide in water, over the affected areas is also effective in healing Jock Itch.
Tea Tree Oil, an essential oil with anti-fungal properties, when applied over Jock itch affected areas, is known to give quick relief and bring about a cure.
Applying silica powder over the affected area is yet another way to keep the area dry and prevent Jock itch.
Jock Itch being a very common condition, a number of natural remedies are available for getting rid of it. If you need still more remedies, you would however, need to get in touch with a Professional Natural Therapist.