Jock itch symptoms

Tinea cruris, commonly known as Jock itch, is a fungal infection of the groin, which causes burning and itching. It is often accompanied by a burning sensation.Typically it appears as an itchy, red , scaly rash on the inner thigh and groin. Jock itch is caused by moisture and heat. It is favored by tight underwear, spandex shorts that causes the multiplication of the fungus and spread over the genital area.

It can occur at any age but is more common in adults. Jock itch can affect women, but more often men, especially men who perspire a lot. Jock itch may be contagious. Patients accuse itching and redness in groin area. Studies proved that wearing elastic boxer, synthetic underwear, participation in sports, tropical climate, diabetes or obesity increase the risk of having jock itch.
Scales are well demarcated in the periphery. The acute infection erythema can be exudative.

Central areas are hyperpigmented and include erythematous papules and scales.The infection can spread to the perineum and thighs. About half of patients with tinea cruris (jock itch) have tinea pedis to.

Some jock itch symptoms include:

•     The ridge around the infected area is often very different in color.
•     Red, raised, scaly patches . The patches often have sharply defined edges. This may create the appearance of a ring.
•     There is often a burning sensation in the infected area.
•     The disease is most active on the edges of the patch.
•     Itching in groin, thigh skin folds.
•    Abnormally dark or light skin.
•     Enlargement of the painful rash may also occur due to infection of the skin.

Other jock itch symptoms:

•     Feeling intense itching (pruritus) or burning in the envelope groin or anus. Affected areas appear red or brown and the skin is cracked, very dry;
•    As the infection develops, the lesions become larger, but do not follow a certain pattern.
•     The appearance of pustules or vesicles, especially at the edge of lesions.

In the absence of appropriate treatment, these lesions can be both fungal and bacterial overgrowth.
Dermatomycosis are skin diseases caused by fungi (parasitic fungi).  Many of us are already familiar with bacterial or viral infections, but we may not realize that there is a completely different set of diseases, all of the infectious nature, which are determined by individual organisms, generically called "fungus." Many of these mycoses are located in the skin or mucous membranes. Fungal infections of the skin are called by the experts "tinea."
The majority of infection are locating in the superficial layers of the skin surface, the hair or nails. Some fungal infections are complex and not just the skin is affected but it is also combined with nails and hair. Deep fungal infections are most dangerous because in these cases the pathogen can spread and can invade blood vessels or internal organs. The most common fungal infection with skin localization are the tinea pedis, tinea cruris (joy itch) candidiasis.