Tinea cruris, more commonly known as Jock Itch, is a fungal infection located in the groin, inner thighs and buttocks region. It is a contagious condition that can appear as a red, itchy, rash with bumps. A form of ringworm often transmitted in warm, moist places where the fungus can thrive. Although jock itch most commonly affects male athletes because of their frequency in public showers and locker rooms, anyone can contract the virus. Tinea pedis, the fungal infection of the foot can spread and turn into jock itch and if not jointly treated, it may be difficult for patient to recover from infection.
Topical antifungal creams are the most typical form of treatment and are most effective when applied twice daily. Oral antifungal medications are also available. While treating infection, it is helpful to avoid fitted clothing such as bathing suits and singlets in order to dry out the infected area.