Jock itch is a fungal infection of the skin which usually affects the parts of the body which are moist and warm. It usually affects buttocks, groins, inner thighs and genitals. It is more common in men, especially athletes. It can also affect overweight people because they sweat more. The symptoms of Jock itch may include itchiness, rash, redness, patches in a shape of a ring and peeling of the skin. You may also feel warmth or burning sensation on the affected skin. Jock itch is not considered to be dangerous condition, but it is unpleasant and bothersome. It is also contagious, so proper treatment is recommended.
One of the most effective natural remedies for Jock itch is garlic. Garlic has anti bacterial properties and you should eat plenty of garlic and you can also treat your skin with it. A mixture of garlic and some honey should be applied directly on the affected area. You can also treat Jock with apple cider vinegar or tea tree oil. Apply vinegar or oil with a piece of cloth or a cotton ball on the affected skin at least twice a day. Repeat the process until the infection disappears. Extract from grapefruit seeds can also be applied few times a day on the skin. You can also drink herbal teas in order to speed up the healing process. An excellent tea which promotes healing of the skin and helps fighting against infections is lemon tea. Another helpful tea is essiac tea which will boost your immune system and help with skin disorders.
One of the homeopathic remedies for Jock itch is sulfur. It should be applied on the skin after cleaning the affected area. Sulfur is quite effective remedy which will relieve the symptoms in a matter of days. Another homeopathic remedy is psorinum. It is also recommended for other skin disorders. After using this remedy, the infection will disappear after several days.
In order to prevent Jock itch you should maintain proper hygiene habits. Take a shower every day, especially if you exercised or played a sport. Make sure that the parts of the body, where the infection usually develops, stay dry after having a shower. You should use clean towels and you can put some powder to keep your skin dry. Change your clothes and underwear every day and wash them after each use. You should not share your towels and clothes with anyone because Jock itch is contagious.