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What Causes Jock Itch and How You Can Prevent It

What Causes Jock Itch and How You Can Prevent It

Jock itch is the result of fungus growing on the toes and other warm, moist areas of the body but can be prevented and treated with topical ointments and creams. A fungal skin infection in the groin region is known as jock itch, which is also called tinea cruris. The reason it can thrive in [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Jock Itch

Jock Itch

Jock itch is a fungal infection caused by Trichophyton rubrum. The condition affects warm and moist regions of the skin, ideal for the growth of the pathogen. Men are at a greater risk of jock itch than women. Trichophyton rubrum Trichophyton rubrum is a translucent fungus with branching, rod-shaped hyphae that taper at the end. [...]

November 12, 2012 More