Jock itch is indeed a fungal infection of the skin that does affect the groin area. It is the same fungal infection (tinea) that does cause ringworm or athlete’s foot. Its name only indicates the location it affects. Most cases of jock itch can indeed be treated by keeping the infected skin clean and dry and by applying topical antifungal creams, but there are holistic approaches to cure the condition as well as several home remedies that will indeed work to clear up the infection.
Sulfur happens to be a homeopathic remedy to treat jock itch that can indeed be bought in a preparation that is ready to use, or it can be made at home. Sulfur happens to be a quick cure that can be applied directly to the irritated area.
Crumple up a piece of notebook paper and also place it on a plate. One needs to set the paper on fire and allow it to burn completely. Gently blow away the black ashes left behind and one needs to find a yellowish residue on the plate. This substance is burnt sulfur.
Apply the sulfur directly to the area of skin affected by jock itch and it should indeed disappear within a day or so. The sulfur can also be mixed with baby oil to form a paste and be applied to the area as an ointment.
Use psorinum as a homeopathic treatment for jock itch. It is a homeopathic remedy made use for many skin ailments including eczema, acne, boils as well as skin ulcers. The substance is derived from scabies and also uses the fluid from scabies blisters on the skin to create this formula. Psorinum is indeed helpful in any skin condition if symptoms do include intolerable itching or profuse sweating. This substance can indeed be bought in homeopathy stores and should be taken as recommended for two to three days.
Easy home remedies do involve common household items that may be prepared to rid you of jock itch or ringworm.
Make a mild vinegar solution making use of 1 part white vinegar and 4 parts water. Soak a washcloth in the solution and wash the affected area with the cloth. Dry the skin thoroughly and then cover with loose-fitting cotton underwear. Take a warm bath with a quarter-cup of chlorine bleach being added to the water. Soak in the bath every other day until the condition does clear up. Dry the skin thoroughly for best results.
Adding extra garlic to one’s diet or applying crushed garlic cloves directly to the infected skin can indeed help cure jock itch as well. Garlic has natural antifungal properties that work as a cure and as a preventative measure.
How to prevent jock itch?
Proper hygiene is required to get rid of jock itch. One needs to change one’s clothes and also keep the inner thigh, groin, and buttocks clean. One must dry one’s feet after the shower that one has after exercise.
If jock itch gets worse one must see a doctor.