Jock itch / tinea cruris and home remedies to treat jock itch

home remnedies for jock itch

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 affects 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. How ever there are home made remedies to treat this embarrassing problem.

Antibacterial soap

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 luke warm 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.

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 bath salt, iodized or epsom salt.

Apple cider vinegar

One of the simple solutions to treat the jock itch is apple cider vinegar. Dilute the apple cider vinegar and apply it over the affected skin area. It’s 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.

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 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.

White vinegar

Take a cup of white vinegar and dilute it with four cups of water, use this mixture to clean the affected area for two to three times in a day.


Applying the pure honey on the affected area 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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