Jock Itch Symptoms

Jock itch symptoms can be painful and uncomfortable, especially if persistent and untreated.

Here's what you need to know about jock itch symptoms:

  • Itching or burning around your groin, upper thighs, buttocks, and anus.
  • Red rash and raised, scaly patches on the skin.
  • Broken blisters that can cause pain and swelling.
  • Thick, dry, scaly skin in the groin area.
  • Foul odor if the jock itch infection becomes severe.
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Groin

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May cause a red, scaly rash with blisters that may break and ooze.

Thigh

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Skin around the infection may become abnormally light or dark.

Buttocks

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Itching and burning may occur around the anus and buttocks.

What Are The Signs of Jock Itch?
 

The symptoms of jock itch can range from mild to severe and may include the following:

  • Redness — One of the first signs of jock itch is usually a patch of red skin in the creases of the groin. It may spread outwards in a half-moon or circular shape onto the upper thigh. The rash rarely affects the scrotum or penis.
  • Raised bumps — Small bumps that look like tiny blisters may form to create a raised edge around the rash.
  • Persistent itching — An irritating, constant itch may be felt in the groin area and around the anus and buttocks.
  • Burning — You may experience a chafing, burning sensation in the affected area.
  • Scaly skin and blisters — The rash may become dry and rough to the touch or may develop blisters that ooze pus.
  • Change in skin colour — Within the infected area, the skin may become abnormally dark or light.
  • Flaking, peeling or cracking skin – If heavily scratched, the skin in the affected area may crack and peel.
  • Foul odor – If left untreated, jock itch fungus can cause a strong unpleasant smell.

By scratching or touching areas affected by jock itch, the fungus can spread to the hands (tinea manuum) or other areas of the body (tinea corporis). It is important to wash your hands with soap and warm water immediately after touching infected areas.

Who Is at Greater Risk of Getting Jock Itch?

Jock itch isn’t a problem solely for athletes or those who exercise regularly. Some people have a greater risk of getting this fungal infection.

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While women can get jock itch, men are more susceptible to the infection

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While women can get jock itch, men are more susceptible to the infection

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People who sweat heavily may be at greater risk of getting jock itch

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People who sweat heavily may be at greater risk of getting jock itch

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Anyone with an impaired immune system

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Anyone with an impaired immune system

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People who wear tight underwear or unwashed jockstraps

People who wear tight underwear or unwashed jockstraps

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.

Use as directed

LamisilAT Spray for Jock Itch

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

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