The appearance of a red itchy rash in your groin or
area should prompt a visit to your doctor.
Once you have been diagnosed, go back to the doctor if the
does any of these things:
When to go to the hospital
Go to a hospital's emergency department if you develop symptoms beyond the rash:
If you have some itching and redness in the groin area, try to keep the area dry, exposed to air as much as possible, and avoid tight clothes on the area. These measures may relieve the problem.
Many antifungal medications are available without prescription. They come in cream, liquid spray, ointment, and powder forms. Some people may develop an allergic reaction to the medication, so stop using them if your
rash seems worse.
Use any medication the way it is prescribed and for the length of time prescribed. Do not stop because the
rash goes away quickly.
If instructed to do so, follow up with your doctor to be re-checked even if the rash has completely gone away.
To prevent jock itch, try to keep your groin area clean and dry.
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