How to Prevent Jock Itch

While jock itch is common in active males (and females), it can easily be prevented with these tips.

5 Tips for Preventing Jock Itch

Keep your groin area dry.

Be sure to thoroughly dry your genitals and inner thigh area with a clean towel after bathing, swimming, or exercising.

Keep your groin area dry.

Be sure to thoroughly dry your genitals and inner thigh area with a clean towel after bathing, swimming, or exercising.

Wear clothes that fit.

Correctly fitting clothes are essential, especially underwear and athletic clothing. Tight-fitting clothes can cause chafing and can irritate your skin, making you more susceptible to jock itch.

Wear clothes that fit.

Correctly fitting clothes are essential, especially underwear and athletic clothing. Tight-fitting clothes can cause chafing and can irritate your skin, making you more susceptible to jock itch.

Avoid the spread.

If you are currently experiencing an athlete's foot outbreak, be sure to put your socks on before your underwear to prevent spreading the fungus to your groin area.

Avoid the spread.

If you are currently experiencing an athlete's foot outbreak, be sure to put your socks on before your underwear to prevent spreading the fungus to your groin area.

Don't share.

Make sure to not use other people's clothing, towels, or other personal items.

Don't share.

Make sure to not use other people's clothing, towels, or other personal items.

Wear clean clothes.

It is essential to change your underwear at least once per day, or more frequently if you exercise or are prone to sweating often.

Wear clean clothes.

It is essential to change your underwear at least once per day, or more frequently if you exercise or are prone to sweating often.

The Dos & Don'ts of Preventing Jock Itch

DO:

  • Wear breathable materials like cotton and loose-fitting underwear while exercising or playing sports. This will help keep you dry and can prevent chafing.
  • Use LamisilAF Defense® Spray Powder to absorb extra moisture.

DON’T:

  • Use the same towel to dry infected and noninfected areas. (Tip: Wash towels with detergent, bleach, and hot water.)
  • Wear a wet swimsuit for a prolonged period of time as excessive moisture in the groin area promotes the growth of fungus.

Jock Itch Treatment Options

Use as directed.

LamisilAT® Cream for Jock Itch

Full prescription strength. Proven to cure jock itch with 1-week of treatment.*

*When used as directed.

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Use as directed.

LamisilAT® Spray for Jock Itch

Full prescription strength. Liquid spray for easy, no-touch application.

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