What Is Jock Itch?
Jock itch is a contagious fungal infection that affects the skin in the groin area. It's caused by a certain kind of fungus that loves warm, moist conditions.
Here's what you need to know about jock itch:
- Jock itch causes skin to itch and looks like raised, scaly patches on the skin that may blister or ooze (but symptoms vary).
- Jock itch affects the groin-thigh area and buttocks.
- Jock itch can be cured in 1 week* with LamisilAT® products.
- Jock itch occurs more often in men than women.
The Causes of Jock Itch
You can get jock itch by touching someone’s infected skin or infected surfaces (like towels or bed sheets).
The fungus grows and spreads in warm, moist places like the groin area.
This fungus spreads easily by contact—so, if you scratch your athlete's foot and then touch your body, it can become jock itch.