Jock Itch Symptoms

Symptoms of jock itch, especially if persistent and untreated, can be painful and uncomfortable.

Jock itch symptoms vary, but here are the most common ones:

  • Itching or burning around your groin, thighs, buttocks, and anus
  • Red rash and raised, scaly patches
  • Blisters or ulcers that may ooze
  • Abnormally dark or light skin in the infected area
  • Broken blisters, causing pain and swelling
  • Thick, dry, scaly skin on the groin area
  • Foul odor if infection becomes severe
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Where Will I See It on My Body?

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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.

Who Is at Greater Risk for Getting Jock Itch?

Jock itch isn't a problem just for athletes. Some people have a greater risk of getting this fungal infection.

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Men (but women can get it, too)

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Men (but women can get it, too)

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People who sweat heavily

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People who sweat heavily

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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

Lamisil Jock Itch Cream

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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Lamisil Jock Itch Spray

Use as directed.

LamisilAT® Spray for Jock Itch

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

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