Jock Itch is a type of ringworm. It is known as tineacruris. It is a fungal infection which appears on the outer layer of the skin. It can also appear on hair and nail. It generally appears as a rash on the skin with patch marks. Those patches may look red and have bumps on the edges. You can peel off the skin of the affected area again and again. They sometimes look like blisters.
Sign and Symptoms
Reddish patches with bumps on the skin are generally known as ringworm. They itch terribly. The edge of the rash is distinct, and sometimes it looks like blister because of the bumps it has. The rash can spread fast on a larger area of the skin. People who have jock itch can have athlete’s foot at the same time.
Causes and Risks
A fungus is responsible for jock itch. Our environment is full of fungi (plural of fungus). Fungi are usually grown on the surface area or the top layer of the skin because it has the direct exposure to the environment. They may cause infection, and that can result in jock itch and other skin issues. The warm and moist area of the body can be the ideal place to have a fungal infection.
Treatment and Management
You should start using an antifungal cream for your jock itch if you notice it at the early stage. In the case of severity of the matter consulting a skin specialist for the right medication will be better.