Jock Itch - Topic Overview
How can I prevent jock itch?
You can help prevent jock itch by keeping your groin, inner thighs, and
buttocks clean and dry. Dry off well after you exercise and shower. Try these
other steps to prevent jock itch:
- Wash your workout clothes, underwear, socks,
and towels after each use.
- Wear shower shoes when you use public
showers and locker rooms.
- If you have athlete's foot, you should
treat it. During treatment, put your socks on before you put on your underwear.
This will prevent the spread of the fungus from your feet to your
- If you keep getting athlete's foot, dry your feet last when
you towel off after a shower or bath. This can help prevent spreading infection
from your feet to your groin.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 01, 2011
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