Review on Jock Itch
R Gowri*, T Tanamani Jenifer, P Nandhini, S Swetha, K Vaideeswaran, K Vishvanathan and S Udhayaprakash
Jaya College of Pharmacy, Thiruninravur, India
*Corresponding Author: R Gowri, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Jaya College of Pharmacy, Thiruninravur, India.
Received: January 18, 2022; Published: Macrh 04, 2022
Jock itch is a annoying contagious pathogenic fungal infection also known as Tinea cruris mostly occur in groin area, inner thighs and buttocks. Nowadays Jock itch is a widespread pathological infection with substantial history influencing human population. It prevails most common among people with Diabetes mellitus, and also to athletes due to prolonged exposure to moisture. Jock itch usually causes redness, flakiness, peeling r cracking of skin in the groin, thigh and buttocks area. The other causative factors are moisture, irritation and bacterial overgrowth. Jock itch is an infectious disease which spreads by close skin contact or by sharing the clothes and other accessories like shoe socks, scarf or towels. Men are more susceptible to Jock itch particularly obese person due to greater number of folds on the skin where they are likely to contract an infection. An itchy, stinging burning rash forms on infected skin. Usage of Antifungal cream continuously for 2-4 weeks is highly recommended treatment by physicians for Jock itch followed by keeping groin areas clean and avoiding excess moisture. Few people are prone to Jock itch due to maintenance of poor hygiene, possible altered immune status and predisposing skin conditions like eczema. In this review causes, symptoms and its impact on health has been discussed in detail.
Keywords: Antifungal Cream; Eczema; Groin Area; Jock Itch
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