How do you cure jock itch?


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Common in adolescent boys and men, jock itch can usually be treated with over-the-counter medications quite successfully, according to Healthline. By applying antifungal ointments, lotions, powders or sprays topically twice per day for a period of 10 days, most patients are able to cure their jock itch, says Mayo Clinic.

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In some cases, prescription medications are necessary to treat the condition successfully. These medications usually include stronger topical creams and lotions, but they may also include oral medications to treat secondary infections. For this reason, Healthline recommends medical attention for cases of jock itch that have not responded to over-the-counter medications after a period of two weeks.

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