Jock Itch

Jock itch (Tenia cruris) is a fungal infection of the skin in the groin. The warm, moist environment is the perfect place for the fungus to grow

Symptoms and Signs–

  • Itchy enlarged area of redness in a skin fold.

  • Raised red plaques rash with sharp borders.
  • Border may exhibit tiny pimples or pustules with red and dry center.

  • Skin of the tip of the penis may be involved
  • Female- vaginal itching and white, thick, cottage cheese-like discharge.

Investigations–

  • Examination of skin with a Wood’s lamp
  • Skin scrapings
  • Fungal cultures
  • RBS
  • Full blood count

Treatment–

  • Topical creams or ointments
  • Medicines

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