I am going to touch on a very touchy, no pun intended subject. Tinea Cruris – or jock itch
. Tinea Cruris is a fungal infection that causes a red and itchy rash in warm and moist areas of the body. The rash often affects the groin
and inner thighs and may be shaped like a ring. Tinea Cruris gets its nickname Jock itch
because it is common in athletes. Why? Because those in the gym, wrestlers, professional athletes, and those in training, are often working out so hard that they are sweaty. The sweat which remains on the delicate organs gets irritated and inflamed. Lying on uncovered mats can also lead to a problem if mats haven’t been cleaned after prior use.
Natural Causes of Jock Itch
Often there is an allergic component to the rash, especially when the person experiencing the itch washes their clothes in detergent containing harsh chemicals – like Tide and Cheer. Best to use an unscented, biodegradable detergent that you may pick up at Costco or Down to Earth.
Another factor is that bacteria and yeast (which are fungoid-type bacterium) grow along hair follicles. The groin and axilla (armpits), make it a common breeding ground.
Additionally, shaving those areas can be irritating causing and/or exacerbating the itchy skin.
Just like we weren’t supposed to touch our masks – which became quite a nervous habit for a number of people, it is not a great idea to “touch” one’s groin to relieve an itch – particularly in common areas.
Unless you have the rest of the moves, like Michael Jackson, it doesn’t really fit to be touching one’s groin. Continual attention to an irritation of the skin can also become a habit best not to be incorporated into one’s repertoire of “things to do”, on or off the dance floor.
I am attempting to make light of a rather uncomfortable topic. Bear with me.
How to Treat Jock Itch Naturally
The fact that jock itch is common, does not mean it is healthy. Allowing fungus and bacteria to linger on the skin, anywhere on the body, even on the face, in the nose, and under the fingernails will become a chronic condition that will lead to the spreading of the bacteria.
However please ABSTAIN from topical steroids or anti-itch creams as they will just suppress the symptoms further into the body. Jock itch can be treated naturally following the correct procedures and natural remedies.
The most important action step is to wash your skin, scrubbing areas where there is hair growth with your fingers, strongly. Then scrub your fingernails with a clean nail brush. After that… HANDS OFF!! Remember what your mother used to tell you. If you scratch it, it will itch more. Why? The bacteria will spread, flake off or become more irritated and that isn’t our desired goal.
Jock Itch Natural Remedies + Treatments
Rather than topical steroids or over-the-counter products, use medicinal quality calendula, coneflower, comfrey, or tea tree salve. These medicinal herbs must contain adequate active ingredients. Some over-the-counter products do not. Our online store will have an array of products suitable and recommended for internal and external fungus. DrJoyNaturalRemedy.com
The entire body will need to be cleared of excessive fungus or the situation will perpetuate. High-quality probiotics and anti-fungal factors must be ingested internally. These can also be found on our store website DrJoyNaturalRemedy.com
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I recommend using these remedies in conjunction with each other:
Ayate Washcloth 100% Agave by Flower Valley
- Better than a loofa by resisting mold
- Restores and stimulates skin
- Made from agave century plant
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Tea Tree Salve by Wise Woman Herbals
- Promotes normal healthy skin recovery after fungal infections
- Convenient topical application of tea tree
Phytostan by Integrative Therapeutics
- A unique combination of ingredients to support skin, anti-fungal, and intestinal health
- Supports healthy yeast microbiome balance
- This product is vegetarian and gluten-free
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- All-spore antioxidant-producing probiotic supplement
- Broad-acting probiotic blend of 5 Bacillus spores that have been shown to help maintain healthy gut barrier and immune function*
- 99.99% survivability through the digestive tract
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