JOCK ITCH FUNGAL INFECTION

INTRODUCTION

Jock itch gets its name because it is common in people who sweat a lot, majorly the athletes. It is also more likely to occur in people who are overweight. 

Although often uncomfortable and bothersome, jock itch usually is not serious. Jock itch (tinea cruris) is a fungal infection that affects the skin of the genitals, inner thighs and buttocks. Jock itch causes an itchy, red, often ring-shaped rash in these warm, moist areas of the body. groin area clean and dry and applying topical antifungal medications usually are sufficient to treat jock itch. 

Tinea cruris is similar to, but different from Candidal intertrigo, which is an infection of the skin by Candida albicans. It is more specifically located between intertriginous folds of adjacent skin, which can be present in the groin or scrotum, and be indistinguishable from fungal infections caused by tinia. 

However, candidal infections tend to appear and disappear with treatment more quickly. It may also affect the scrotum.


TABLE OF CONTENTS 

1. INTRODUCTION

2. DEFINITION OF JOCK ITCH FUNGI

3. CAUSES OF JOCK ITCH INFECTION

4. SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF JOCK ITCH INFECTION

5. PICTURES OF SOME OF THE DISEASE OF JOCK ITCH FUNGI INFECTION

6. DIAGNOSIS OF JOCK ITCH FUNGI     INFECTION

7. REMEDY FOR JOCK ITCH INFECTION

8. ALLOPATHIC REMEDY FOR JOCK ITCH INFECTION

9. NATURAL REMEDY FOR JOCK ITCH INFECTION

10. DRUG AND SPRAY USED FOR CURING JOCK  ITCH  INFECTION

11. PREVENTION OF JOCK ITCH INFECTION

12. CREAM USED FOR CURING JOCK ITCH FUNGAL INFECTION

13. CONCLUSION

  REFERENCE


DEFINITION

Jock itch is a common fungal infection of the groin and upper thighs. It is part of a group of fungal skin infections called tinea.

Jock itch, like other tinea infections, is caused by several types of mould-like fungi called dermatophytes. All of us have microscopic fungi and bacteria living on our bodies, and dermatophytes are among them. Dermatophytes live on the dead tissues of your skin, hair, and nails and thrive in warm, moist areas like the insides of the thighs. So, when the groin area gets sweaty and is not dried properly, it provides a perfect environment for the fungi to multiply and thrive.


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APA

OKORO, L. (2018). JOCK ITCH FUNGAL INFECTION. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/jock-itch-fungal-infection-2356

MLA 8th

OKORO, LAWRENCE "JOCK ITCH FUNGAL INFECTION" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/jock-itch-fungal-infection-2356. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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OKORO, LAWRENCE . "JOCK ITCH FUNGAL INFECTION". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 28 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/jock-itch-fungal-infection-2356 >.

Chicago

OKORO, LAWRENCE . "JOCK ITCH FUNGAL INFECTION" Afribary (2018). Accessed May 28, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/jock-itch-fungal-infection-2356

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