Male Genital Problems and Injuries - Prevention continued...
In a long-term, single-partner (monogamous) relationship,
partners may choose to quit using condoms to prevent STIs. But using some
birth control is important to prevent an unintended pregnancy.
Steps to prevent
jock itch (fungal infection of the skin in the groin) or
yeast infection (cutaneous candidiasis) include the
following: Dry yourself well after bathing. Use a hair
dryer to dry your groin area. Wear cotton underwear and
loose-fitting clothes. Avoid tight pants. Use a powder to absorb
moisture. If you have athlete's foot, put your socks on before your
underwear. This can prevent fungi from spreading from your feet to your groin
when you put on your underwear. Change out of a wet bathing suit
soon after swimming so that your skin can dry out.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 15, 2011
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