Frequently Asked Questions About Jock Itch

What can I do to treat Jock Itch?

Jock itch is a fungal infection, so you can use an anti-fungal treatment to clear it up. Click here for more information on treatment.

I have a rash on my scrotum and/or penis, is this jock itch?

Not usually, as jock itch is normally found around the groin area, inner thighs and buttocks, not your genitalia. If you have a rash on your scrotum and/or your penis, it’s best to see your doctor so you get the correct diagnosis and treatment.

How long does the treatment last?

Once you start treatment your jock itch should clear up within 3-4 weeks. If the symptoms do not improve or worsen, please consult your doctor.

Should I stop having sex until my jock itch clears up?

Yes, you should. Since this fungal infection is contagious, it could be transferred to your partner during sex.

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