recurring jock itch

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    Nov 23, 2011 4:36 PM GMT
    Has anyone had a recurring case of jock itch? I had it for the first time in my life last summer and after a few weeks of misery, was completely gone. However, lately I've been itchy again and feel it's back. I still have the prescription cream my doctor gave me, but it doesn't seem to be doing the trick. I will buy Lotrimin spray today and add that in as well.

    Any suggestions for a natural cure or anything else to make it go away/prevent it from coming back? I've been doing all the right things- drying off thoroughly, always wearing clean briefs, etc.

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    Nov 23, 2011 6:33 PM GMT
    GENTIAN VIOLET...it stains purple for a little while...but it works.Whitfield's ointment is excellent as well.if you can get an ointment with salicylic acid in it...that is really excellent.also try washing with water that has a tiny bit of bleach in it.this is going to sound crazy...but onion juice kills the fungus that causes athlete's foot and jock itch i have used all these with success.forgot to mention thyme oil and tea tree oil...both anti-fungal....here is a good recipe From Fenner's Materia Medica....1/2 cup cornstarch...1/4 cup talcum powder....1/4 tsp thyme oil....1/4 tsp tea tree oil...3 drops ticture of iodine...combine in a glass jar with lid...shake to blend well...dust affected area 2x daily.......................................
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    Nov 23, 2011 11:22 PM GMT
    Thanks for your suggestions, Eddie!
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    Nov 24, 2011 4:51 AM GMT
    you are welcome
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    Nov 24, 2011 4:55 AM GMT
    I have heard that the yellow listerine works, but it burns like holy hell

    http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/09/20/listerine-fights-marines-jock-itch/
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    Nov 29, 2011 1:29 PM GMT
    Ouch! Sometimes the cure can be worse than the cause.

    Jock itch's skin irritation can be worsened by some of the so-called treatments we use - its a good idea to treat conservatively if at all possible.

    Loose briefs, using a talc powder (promotes dry crotch and prevents chafing) and time can help.

    Swimming in salt water can also assist greatly.

    For your laundry - if you can get an antifungal rinse for your washing, it will assist with re-contamination from your clothing; sheets and towels etc.

    Benzalkonium Chloride (7% w/v) is not a natural product - but added to the rinse of your wash cycle will kill the fungi and bacteria that cause jock itch. I'm not sure if its available as a laundry rinse in the USA, but can be found in many stores and possibly pharmacies.

    Good luck!