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Jock Itch (Tinea Cruris)

Jock itch refers to a fungal infection of the skin in the area of the groin. The skin naturally has microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi on its surface. When the right conditions apply they multiply and can cause Tinea cruris, or jock itch.

Symptoms of Jock itch include itching of the groin especially in the folds of the skin and in the anal area. A raised dry or scaly rash with sharply defined borders. The rash starts in the groin area and may spread down the inner thigh. The skin in the affected area is usually a reddish brown color or much lighter than the unaffected skin. Blisters can appear. Jock itch does not usually affect the scrotum or the penis.

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