Jock Itch

What is Jock Itch?

Fungal infections are quite normal and include jock itch, athlete’s foot, and ringworm.  They are more commonly found in moist, damp, or high-friction conditions.  The right anti-fungal treatment can help heal and soothe, as well as prevent future flare-ups.

Fungal infections usually affect moist areas of the body where skin surfaces rub together – between the toes, in the groin, under the breasts, etc.  They are more commonly found in the skin folds of people who are overweight and as well as in active people, like athletes. Intense activity can mean lots of friction and moisture (sweat), which can collect in the areas prone to fungal infections.

Wellness Tip

Shower immediately after a workout. The perfect storm for a fungal infection is moisture and friction; so avoid the potential for an infection by keeping those areas clean and dry.

Seeing Jock Itch

Many fungal infections appear on the topmost layer of skin. They can make the skin red, blistered, and/or chafed. Jock Itch can burn, itch, and sometimes both.  Different types of fungal infections have different symptoms, but all can be soothed and healed by an alcohol-free anti-fungal cream such as Triple Paste AF which protects, soothes, and heals the skin, while blocking excess moisture that can intensify the situation.

Symptoms of Jock Itch

Fungal infections include jock itch, ringworm, and athlete’s foot.  While they are different, they do share some similarities, such as:

  • Red, raised patches of skin with defined edges
  • Itching, chafing, or burning
  • Flaking, peeling, or cracking skin

 

More severe cases may blister, ooze, or bleed when left untreated.

This is a fungal infection around the genitals, inner thighs, and/or buttocks. It’s common in athletes, hence the name. Jock itch can be red, itchy, and appear as ring-shaped rashes.  A more severe case can include scaling, cracking, peeling, and bleeding when not treated.

Ringworm is a contagious fungal infection of the skin and scalp. It can be passed from person to person by skin-to-skin contact or contact with an infected object, like a wrestling mat.  It’s typically scaly, red, irritated, and itchy.

This is a scaly rash that usually appears between the toes and often occurs on people who have sweaty feet for prolonged periods of time. Common symptoms of athlete’s foot are redness, itching, and stinging in the affected area.

Treating Jock Itch

A good fungal infection treatment should soothe irritation, eliminate symptoms, and the prevent future flare-ups. Don’t let fungal infections stop you.  Triple Paste AF provides an alcohol-free protective barrier, so the only burn you’ll get is from your workout!

Preventing Jock Itch

1

Fungal infections can develop more easily when wearing form-fitting, sweat-blocking clothes and shoes. Be mindful of what you wear and how often you do laundry. Loose, breathable clothing and dry shoes are the way to go!

2

Right after working out, be sure to take a shower, or at least rinse and dry off, and then change into clean, dry clothes.

3

If you tend to sweat, be mindful of your body parts where skin-meets-skin. To prevent chafing and sweat build-up, apply an anti-fungal, water-resistant barrier, such as Triple Paste AF, to these areas BEFORE you work out.