Jock itch is an irritating and uncomfortable itching condition. It is seen both in men and women and is caused by a fungus named Trichophyton runbrum. This fungal infection effect on many parts of the body, such as inner thighs, groin, genital area and buttocks.
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The person who got affected by this fungus exhibits the symptoms like inflammation, itching, redness, formation of skin flakes in the affected area and burning sensation.
Jock itch is known to be contagious, so it is highly recommended to not exchange the personal belongings of the affected person. The low immune system has also been linked with the development of the jock itch, hence it is majorly seen among the AIDS, obesity and diabetics affected people. However, there are home made remedies to treat this embarrassing problem.
How to get rid of jock itch
Buy a good antibacterial soap from the medical store and use it on the affected area to clean it. Finally, rinse off the skin area with lukewarm water and pat dry with the help of a smooth and dry cloth. Repeating this step for three to four times in a day makes the itching sensation to cool down.
Onion has antifungal, antibiotic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Onion kills the fungus that causes jock itch or athlete’s foot and that bring relief. Grind an onion into a paste. Apply this paste on the infected area and leave it for about 30 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water. Pat dries the area always. Repeat it once or twice daily until you get relief. Place of onion paste and then uses onion juice or onion oil. Add onions in your cooking to give microbial protection to your whole body.
Salt water bath
Taking salt water bath in a regular way is a good method to cure the problem.
Salt helps to fight with the infection causing fungus. Simply, add sufficient amount of salt in the warm water tub and stir it, soak your body for 15 to 20 minutes and pat dry your skin. Try doing this method for two times in a day. It is your wish to add the type of salt, it could be bathed salt, iodized or epsom salt.
Apple cider vinegar
One of the simplest solutions to treat the jock itch is apple cider vinegar. Dilute the apple cider vinegar and apply it over the affected skin area. Its strong properties are known well to get relief from many skin problems including jock itch.
Alternatively, wash the affected with the diluted apple cider vinegar for two to three times a day, particularly before hitting the bed.
Garlic is a great ingredient for jock itch due to its antifungal properties. It helps to relieve itching and pain. Take few garlic cloves and crush them to a fine paste. Apply this paste on the affected skin. Leave it for a few minutes and then wash it off. Repeat it two to three times a day.
Secondly, fry few garlic cloves in olive oil and let it cool and strain the oil. Apply this oil on the infected area. Leave it on for few hours and then wash it off with water. Repeat it two or three times a day.
Finally, eat raw garlic to strengthen your immune system and promote healing. Take a garlic supplement daily for better health.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is fully loaded with anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and cleansing properties, which are necessary to solve the itching and to heal the infection. Take a cotton cloth and dip it in the tea tree oil, now gently apply the oil over the infected area for many times in a day. Continue to do this process for a few days until you notice the reduction in the symptoms. Instead of applying the tea tree oil directly to the affected area, you can also try a soap or gel that consists of tea tree oil.
Coconut oil is an effective home remedy jock itch. Coconut oil has antifungal as well as antimicrobial properties. It helps to kill the fungus that causes the infection. Take pure coconut oil and apply it on the affected area. Repeat it 3 – 4 times a day until your notice the result.
Secondly, Mix one tablespoon of coconut oil and 4 – 5 drops of oregano oil. Apply this mixture on the affected skin. Repeat it 2 – 3 times a day until you feel better.
Finally, use extra virgin coconut oil in your cooking that helps to heal the process. Take one teaspoon of coconut oil and slowly increase the dosage up to three tablespoons daily.
White vinegar helps to deal with a skin infection such as jock itch as it has antifungal and antiseptic properties. Mix one part of white vinegar and four parts of water. Soak a washcloth in the solution and use this wash on the affected area, gently. Allow the solution to dry on it for some time and then you need not rinse it off. Repeat it once or twice daily.
Alternatively, apply a mixture of equal parts of white vinegar and coconut oil on the affected area. Leave it for a few hours and then wash it off with water. Repeat it twice a day to get rid of jock itch.
Applying the pure honey on the affected area that helps to reduce the problem. Honey consists of inhibitory property, which is having the nature to minimize the fungus. After the application of honey leave it for 10 minutes and then rinse off otherwise it creates messy.
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