Jock Itch Expert Needed

Posted by DT78 @dt78, Jul 30, 2013

Id apreciate anyones thoughts on this if they have time.

I think I have a severe case of Jock Itch and looking for expert help on what to try next as its having a serious mental affect on me. I have had it for 6 weeks, I have now stopped playing all sport and do not even want to leave the room.

Try to cut this short,

6 weeks ago, small heat rash, had protected sex but girl told me she got some kind of yeast problem.

My rash developed into a ring around my scrotum and some on the foreskin.

I tried Canesten duo Fluconazole and Clotrimazole. 2 weeks, just rash relief.

My doctor then prescribed Miconazole 2 weeks, again just rash relief.

I am now trying terbinafine for a few days and still no change.

I also noticed a rash spead incredibly quickly this morning around my foreskin bright red patches, having a slight effect where i pass urine.

My scrotum has also gone very tough, hardish, describe as type of lizard skin or something!!

The itch is incredibly severe, i put the cream on at night but by 4am I have to get up. It is so bad. I try to keep the area as try as possible, and wash towels daily. I also have been using Appel Cider Vinegar.

What else can I do, I fear I will now lose my Gf, and friends, and never be back in sport. Are there any experts out there.

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Hopefully, you’ve already had yourself tested for STDs and that can be ruled out. If not, I recommend you do so ASAP.

Eating yogurt or taking probiotics supplements may help balance your intestinal flora, which my understanding can help control yeast.

To compliment that, you could try using an antimicrobial undergarment such as this one, which just happens to be designed specifically for that part of the male body:

Should you decide to try any of these suggestions, please follow-up and let us know if/how they worked.


Can’t seem to get ride of it, using non prescription creams like tolnofate ,canes ten,helps but had irritation now for 3 weeks, any ideas.


@dt78 I really do not know much about itches such as yours but have you been to a dermatologist? My husband had a similar problem a few years ago and it turned out that he was allergic to cashews, a nut he has always enjoyed. I guess allergies can come on at any point in your life. He stopped eating them and is fine now. I don’t know if cashews particularly cause this type of problem but the dermo immediately said cashews and he apparently was right.


Try plain yogurt and Kefir,it is fermented milk. I mix both into a smoothie with apples,berries banana, otherwise tastes awful.


Hello DT78 —

For years I have successfully eliminated Jock Itch by DAILY use of antifungal POWDER — not cream or ointment — that has Miconazole Nitrate 2% as the active ingredient. One brand name is Zeasorb-AF (Stiefel Laboratories, Coral Gables, FL). There are a number of others. My theory is KEEP IT DRY — fungi love moist, humid areas. The powder seems to work perfectly for me. Give it a try. And continue using it even after the rash clears up.


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