Jock Itch Topic Guide
Jock Itch: Jock itch is an itchy groin rash that may be caused by a bacterial or fungal infection. Symptoms include an itchy red area in a skin fold. The rash may be raised with sharp borders and have pimples or pustules. Treatment involves keeping the area dry, avoiding tight clothing, applying 1% hydrocortisone to the affected area, and/or applying an antifungal medication.
Rash A rash is a visible skin outbreak. Examples of noninfectious rashes include eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea, hives, and allergic dermatitis. Types of infectious rashes include ringworm, impetigo, scabies, herpes, chickenpox, and shingles. Rashes may be caused by fungi, viruses, bacteria, and parasites. Treatment depends upon the type of rash.