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I have a fairly good case of jock itch. I know some are going to say go se the DR but I’m kind of tight. Any way does any one out there have a remedy they have used in the past? Also should I be concerned about it living in my shorts or will regular laundering kill it?
 

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There's a fungus among us

Okay, you didn't expect this to be answered by a woman but TWICE over the years during the course of cycling season I've essentially been plagued with the same bug (growing more in the perineal area). Always in connection with some long sweaty day or weekend in which I was in my cycling stuff too long. So, for that, I unfortunately know of which I speak.

Perhaps my cases were mild, but I found that over-the-counter anti-fungal lotrimine-type products worked great. Bonus that if you have left overs you can also use 'em for athletes foot... hmmm....

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Welcome to the world of athletics. Hot sweaty crotches are bad enough, but hot sweaty crotches underpressure from a seat and confined by a chamois can be worse.

Cruex makes a spray powder that works well.

There are things that can be much worse. In one of the TdF's he won, Greg LeMond had the Hershey squirts on the bike. THAT had to be a pleasant peloton to be in.......:rolleyes:
 

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Yeah, the over-the-counter anti fungal stuff will fortunately cure "jock itch" in a hurry. Don't need a doctor for this one. It's also possible to get a yeast infection in your privates but that's also easily cured with a different drug.

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Al1943 said:
It's also possible to get a yeast infection in your privates
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Yep, over-the-counter products will work just fine. I tried the spray powder once, but found the cream version to work better. Be sure to use it for the full 2-weeks like the directions say or it'll come back pretty quickly and it will be WORSE the second time around...
 

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tgiboney said:
I have a fairly good case of jock itch. I know some are going to say go se the DR but I’m kind of tight. Any way does any one out there have a remedy they have used in the past? Also should I be concerned about it living in my shorts or will regular laundering kill it?
change yr shorts daily...regular laundering should kill it. OTC products work fine. You might also think of picking up some tea tree oil and rubbing it there with a cotton ball. it tends to speed the process up a bit as it's a natural antiseptic. Stings a bit, but not too bad.
 

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Warning!! Warning!!

Warning about Jock itch spray. They work great, but the first time you use it, it will burn so bad you will think that you just made the biggest mistake in you life.
 

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Are you sure this is jock itch?

Cycling also causes a lot of skin chafing on some people (like me). Once your crotch is chafed, it will itch like crazy when it is healing.

The solution is simple: Chamois Butt'r. Its a product that lubricates the chamois and seat area of the skin, and it makes a world of difference. There are some other brands that make Chamois cream also, and they all do about the same thing.

Good luck itchy crotch guy.
 

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I would stay away from sprays in that area. Good chance it would burn like hell.
Cruex do not burn. It feels cool. It's specifically made for the jockular itchyitis.
 
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