Jock itch is an infectious skin condition characterized by redness, rashes and intense itching. It is a common skin condition affecting millions of people around the world. Also termed as Ringworm of Groin, it is fungal infection which generally occurs on the groin area. It appears as crusty, red and ring shaped patches. Jock itch is caused by unhygienic condition, obesity, tight clothes and skin to skin contact with infected person.
Jock itch is easily treated with OTC antifungal cream. Apart from that, you can use home remedies if you don’t have antifungal cream at that time.
Here we have rounded up such home remedies which are anti-fungal and anti-bacterial.
Tea Tree Oil:
Tea tree oil is said to be a panacea for all skin problems including jock itch. This is because it is rich in natural antifungal properties, antibacterial property, deep cleansing and stimulating elements.
Just dip a cotton ball into the tea tree oil diluted with some parts of water. Dab it on the affected area twice time a day.
(Make sure to dilute tea tree oil first with some parts of water as concentrated form can cause burning sensation)
Apple Cider Vinegar:
Apple cider vinegar is rich in antifungal and antibacterial properties, making it a great remedy for jock itch. It minimizes the signs like rashes and redness. All you need to mix one tbsp. of the vinegar to a glass of cold water. Mix it well and wash the affected part with that. Let your skin dry naturally. Repeat it twice times a day.
Garlic is an easily available home remedy in your kitchen. Considering that it is loaded with anti-fungal properties, it can minimize itching and pain associated with jock itch. Just make a garlic paste and apply it on the affected part of the skin. Wait for 10-15 minutes and rinse it off with warm water. Do this twice a day to see improvement.
Like garlic, onions are simple home remedy for jock itch. They contain anti-fungal, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Grind onions to make a thick paste. Now, apply this paste of onion to the skin part and leave it for half an hour. Rinse it off with cold water. Pat it dry with a towel.
Epsom Salt Bath:
Epsom is high on sulfate and magnesium, making it anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and skin recovery natural remedy for jock itch. Taking an Epsom salt bath helps you overcome various skin diseases.
Add 1-3 cups of Epsom salt to a regular size of bath tub. Stir well. Soak for 20 minutes. Afterwards, pat it dry with a towel.
With the help of these home remedies, you can treat your jock itch at home. Besides, take care of your personal hygiene.
Please see your doctor if there is no improvement or it turns worse.