Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Jock itch treatment

 Jock itch is a perigenitale infection of the skin that causes itching and burning sensation and can be accompanied by a red rash on the front of the thighs and buttocks. It is contagious, it can be transmitted through direct contact and shared use of towels.

Griseofulvin is the drug of choice for dermatophyte infections requiring systemic therapy.  Jock itch treatment may last two weeks. The most common side effects of griseofulvin are distress and headache gastro-intestinal.

Itraconazole is an azole with activity against many dermatophyte. It has a long half-life in the skin and nails, an affinity for lipids and keratin, and it reaches the skin especially in the sebum. The drug may be excreted in the sebum for a month after the end of treatment. Itraconazole is available as tablets or liquid.

Ketoconazole is the first azole whose effectiveness has been evaluated in the treatment of superficial fungal infections resistant, as joy itch. Through clinical trials, it was discovered that it is equivalent to griseofulvin.

Terbinafine is a fungicidal, lipophilic and keratinophilic agent active in vitro against dermatophytes and some molds. It is distributed in the keratinocytes from the blood to reach the horny layer of the epidermis and hair follicles. Since it is not metabolized by cytochrome P-450, it avoids many interactions that occur with the azoles. Terbinafine is well tolerated, gastrointestinal disturbances and skin reactions occurr only in about 2% to 7% of patients. There have been reports of loss of sense of taste, but this disorder disappears after treatment

The oral terbinafine is effective in the treatment of superficial dermatophyte infections relatively resistant, including tinea unguium (onychomycosis), tinea pedis and tinea circinata or tinea cruris (joy itch), ensuring the removal of the fungal disease over 80 % of adult patients . Topical formulations of terbinafine 1% are effective when applied once or twice a day for two weeks. No liquid formulation is available.

The interactions between drugs

 The azoles are metabolized by cytochrome P-450 3A (CYP3A) and may inhibit the elimination of other drugs metabolized by this enzyme, such as antiarrhythmics, cortisol, cyclosporine, estradiol and tacrolimus. Terbinafine is not an azole. It does not act on CYP 3A and has few interactions with other drugs. Fungi produce ergosterol and jock treatment with antifungal products inhibits this substance. It is not recommnaded to scrath the affected surface because it can cause irritation. For this reason jock itch treatment is associated with hydrocortisone cream.

Important jock itch treatment :

•     Apply nothing else to your groin except water.
•     An anti-fungal medicines taken by mouth are sometimes prescribed if the rash does not clear with a cream.
•     Do not wear clothing that rubs and irritates the area.
•     Keep skin clean and dry. Wash the affected area with antibacterial soap because it will help kill the fungus.
•     Wash the body towels after each use and do not share your towel with anyone to prevent the spread of infection.
•     Wear cotton underwear to prevent this disease.
•    Use drying powders and products that reduce sweating. Powders are good for using during the day because they absorb moisture.

Jock itch cure and jock itch cream

Jock itch cure

Jock itch cures depends on the severity of the case and depending on it, results can be achieved sooner or later.  For jock itch cure it is recommend a visit to the doctor and if possible to several doctors to ensure that the prescribed treatment is the best and right for you. The patient must follow the doctor instructions exactly especially in the case of a cream which must  be applied very precisely. Treatment for jock itch may vary from person to person and may consists of ointments, pills with ketoconazole or tetracycline tablets.

 Jock itch cures may be accompanied by morning and evening washes with antibacterial soap and underwear should be changed daily and thrown or boiled before being used again. There are other’s jock itch cures that can help you get rid of it. One can use garlic or  baths with.  Another cure of jock itch is the tea tree oil but vinegar is also indicated.
The best is to know how you can avoid jock itch. There are some simple measures to be taken. One should take a shower daily and he should use cotton towels and also cotton underwear to avoid sweating.

Jock itch cream

Jock itch cream should be applied on a dry area, directly on the rash but also on the area delimiting the rash. Jock itch cream must be applied once or twice daily for two weeks in order to achieve a result and the patient should continue to take this treatment for a short period of time, even if the rash is dissapeared. If the rashes are itching a hydrocortisone cream can solve your problem. Tea tree oil is also used thanks to its fungicide and antiseptic properties.

Jock itch remedy

 Creams or lotions can represent a jock itch remedy. They work best for the case of jock itch than sprays. In severe or persistent cases, your doctor may prescribe stronger creams or oral medication. Use your prescription for as long as your doctor recommends. This jock itch will help prevent rash reccurrence. If it does not improve during the first month of treatment, contact your doctor.


Antifungal creams are used for jock itch include:

•    Miconazole
•     Clotrimazole
•     Econazole
•     Oxiconazole nitrate 
•    Ketoconazole
•     Terbinafine 
•     Tolnaftate
•     Ciclopirox 
•     Haloprogin 
•     Naftifine 
•     Undecylenic acid

Although these drugs can effectively treat jock itch, terbinafine offers a faster cure than others. It is also considerably more expensive than most of the drugs listed above. Tolnaftate and undecylenic acid may be less effective than other drugs on the list, but are cheaper. The creams are usually applied daily one or twice per day for 2-4 weeks. Follow the package instructions or as directed by your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not use antifungal creams recommended specifically for athlete's foot. They may be too harsh for the groin. In some cases, antifungal creams you can buy without a prescription can not work or effectively treat the rash. In these cases, your doctor may prescribe a stronger antifungal cream.

Oral Medications

If your jock itch rash begins to ooze, call your doctor. This may indicate that the rash may be secondarily infected with bacteria. If your doctor confirms it, antibiotics may be a jock itch remedy.
Tea tree oil or bath with salt are also a jock itch remedy.

Get rid of jock itch

In order to get rid of jock itch one should talk to a specialist to recommend him the appropriate treatment.

Do you want to get rid of jock itch?

You should follow the direct prescription of the doctor and you should be very careful when you have to use a cream. If you want to get rid of jock itch tablets and comprimates are also recommended. Depending on the case an antiinflammatory cream can be used.

Jock itch

 Jock itch

It is a groin infection caused by fungi. Men are the most affected but also women can be affected by this disease.

Jock itch treatment

The patient has to go to a doctor to examine the jock itch and to prescribe a medicine. There are a lot of available medicines to cure this disease and they are contain griseofulvin, ketoconazole, trebinafine or itroconazole.

Jock itch symptoms

There are some jock itch symptoms which may indicate that you are having this disease.
If you are having in the genital area red patches irritation or burning sensation you should go to a doctor.

Jock itch cure and jock itch cream

You can cure jock itch by taking medicines like tablets with itraconazole or ketoconazole or by using a cream. If the area is very iritated and if it swollens the doctor will prescribe you a hydrocortizone cream.

Jock itch in women

Jock itch appears more frequently in men but it can appear in women too. Women who practice sport or very active women can suffer from jock itch. Jock itch in women manifests by itching, burning sensation but also rashes. In order to avoid jock itch, women should have a strict hygiene.

Jock itch contagious

Jock itch is contagious and is better to avoid using someone-else towel or clothes.
Fungi loves moist area and you should try to keep genital area dry as much as possible.

Jock itch causes and jock itch rash

Some of jock itch causes are obesity, wearing tight clothes, wet or synthetic clothes. The use of another’s person towel also increases the risk of having tinea cruris.

Jock itch rash can be red and accompanied by burning sensation. It can have different forms and present an edge.

Tinea cruris

Tinea cruris is a skin disease manifested by scaly or red patches but also by irritation. It is very common in men. It can be diagnosed by special tests performed by a specialist.
Tinea cruris responds well to treatment  and you should avoid clothes that rub the skin even you are healthy or you have the disease. There are a lot of cases when tinea cruris is accompanied by atheletes foot.

Jock itch remedy get rid of jock itch

Besides medications there are some home jock itch remedy. You can try bath with salt or you can try to use tea tree oil that helps healing thanks to its properties.
In order to get rid of jock itch you should take your medicines which can be oral medicines or cream or both. In case of cream you should treat the affected area at least 2 weeks. You also should try to maintain the area dry because fungi multiplies in moist places.

Itching skin and fungal skin infection

There are  a lot of reasons for itching skin. Insect bites, body parasites, dry skin, sunlight, medication are the most common itching skin causes.
The best you can do is to avoid moist places and to use a soothing cream every time you have a shower.
Fungal skin infection is caused by fungi. They can cause candidasis or dermatophytosis. Any area of the body can be affected by fungi.  Your personal hygiene is very important in order to cure the skin disease.