What is Jock Itch
Jock itch, medically known as tinea cruris, is a fungal infection that affects the skin around the genitals, inner thighs, and buttocks. A fungus is a form of ringworm. The infection manifests as an itchy red patch, often ring-shaped. Areas of the body that tend to sweat, remain warm and moist are prone to jock itch.
Athletes are most prone to jock itch because of the nature of their daily activity and clothing, which is actually where the name comes from. Jock itch, however, can affect anyone who sweats a lot, and also people who are overweight or people who have a skin condition called eczema. If you are affected by jock itch, It can be extremely uncomfortable and irritating.
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