Do you have jock itch?

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You must be suffering from redness, rashes and intense itching on your groin, inner thighs and surrounding skin areas.

Also known as Ringworm of Groin, it is a fungal infection occurring on the groin area and is characterized by crusty, red and ring shaped patches. It is caused by unhygienic condition, tight clothes, obesity and skin to skin contact with infected person.

Whereas jock itch is treated with OTC anti fungal cream, you can use home remedies to cure your jock itch. Here are some of the home remedies which are anti-fungal and anti-bacterial in nature, making them efficient natural ways to get rid of jock itch.

Tea Tree Oil:

Tea tree oil is one of the efficient home remedies for various skin conditions like jock itch. This is because it is packed with natural anti fungal properties, antibacterial property, deep cleansing and stimulating elements. The oil soothes the affected area as it reduces the itching and inflammation occurring during jock itch.

It is very simple to use. All you need to dip a cotton ball into tea tree oil. Apply it on the affected area twice time in a day. Or you can add few drops of tea tree oil to your bath tub and soak yourself for 20 minutes.

(Note: Dilute the oil with some parts of water as concentrated form can cause irritation.)

Apple Cider Vinegar:

Like tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar is widely used to treat contagious skin conditions like jock itch. The vinegar contains anti fungal and antibacterial contents. It is useful to reduce the signs like redness and rashes.

Add one tbsp. of the vinegar to a glass of cold water and wash the affected part with that. Let it dry naturally. Do it 2-3 times in a day to see improvement.

Garlic:

Garlic is a simple yet effective home remedy to cure jock itch at home. It contains anti-fungal properties and lowers the itching and pain.

Prepare a garlic paste and apply it on the affected part of the skin. Wait for 10-15 minutes and wash it off with warm water. Repeat the process twice a day to have your jock itch healed fast.

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