Ringworm of the groin is the disease caused by a fungus. The disease shows itself as a patch in the shape of a circle and itches. This itch is responsible for another name of this disease- Jock Itch. Let us find out about what are the treatments for Ringworm of the groin.
Ringworm of the groin– confirm the disease first
Self-medication without proper diagnosis can be a danger. Many skin diseases cause itching and only itching should not betaken as a symptom that you may be suffering from Ringworm of the groin. It may be psoriasis, or another dermatitis that may be causing the itch. First time, you suffer, please consult a doctor and get the diagnosis done. Once you are sure that it is ringworm, you can work on treatment.
Ringworm of the groin– treatment
Application of anti fungal medications is the first line of treatment. They may be powders or creams. If that does not cure the problem in two weeks, your doctor may prescribe anti fungal tablets to be taken orally. Keep the groin area clean and dry. Don’t scratch yourself and touch other body parts after that. The ringworm may spread. Wear loose fitting clothes that breathe. Let the diseased part get lot of air. If you feel that by sitting in a wide legged position, you are getting air in the affected area, please do that in your privacy. Closing the legs together will increase humidity and warmth, which should be prevented.
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