Your Ultimate Guide to Preventing Jock Itch
We’ve been itching to tell you these tips.
The incessant itching in your private parts can sometimes be difficult to solve when you're ashamed to discuss the problem with anyone. While others discreetly scratch the discomfort away, we think it’s about time we help you get to the bottom of this.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, jock itch, also known as tinea curis, is a common and treatable skin condition caused by a fungus, a form of ringworm, that grows in warm and moist environments.
This skin irritation usually appears as a red, scaly, and incredibly itchy rash, which can develop on the genitals, inner thighs, buttocks, and creases.
Aside from male athletes, people who sweat a lot due to active lifestyles, those who are overweight, and those who have a skin condition called eczema are more prone to this skin condition.
Jock itch can last for months without treatment. Although over-the-medicine like antifungals can help alleviate the symptoms in a few weeks, nothing still beats prevention.
To prevent the genital itch from taking a toll on your comfort, here are some simple but good habits to lower your risks of acquiring the undesirable problem.
Practice good hygiene by taking showers or baths daily and even after workouts or doing athletic activities. Doing so greatly helps to prevent harmful fungi from wreaking havoc on your skin. It's very important to always keep the skin surrounding the groin area clean.
2. STAY DRY
Since jock itch grows under moist environments, always keep your groin area dry with a clean towel. You may also use an antifungal powder but ask your doctor first before using such powder onto sensitive skin. You may as well change your underwear more often if you perspire more than usual.
3. WASH YOUR GARMENTS
The irritating fungus that irritates your skin can end up on surfaces like bed sheets, towels, and underwear for over a year if not washed, so wash them regularly. Don't use the same towel for different parts of your body to stop the fungi from spreading. Also, wash workout clothes after each use.
4. AVOID TIGHT-FITTING CLOTHES
Wearing constricting garments down there can increase your risks of having jock itch. According to a health website, "Tight clothes can rub or chafe your skin, which makes you more susceptible." That's the reason why we think you should switch to utilizing the merits of Earth's wonder fiber.
As a natural product, clothes made from organic cotton are highly absorbent, breathable, and comfortable with moisture control. It also does not constrict and stays loose with every wear—perfect for preventing jock itch under humid weather.
Our organic cotton collections, ranging from menswear and womenswear to accessories and face masks, do not aggravate skin conditions and prevent flare-ups from happening. To help with your jock itch, try our pick from the Men's Bottoms collection.
Men's Drawstring Loose Boxer Shorts
Breathable, organic cotton shorts have a roomy relaxed fit, perfect for lounging around the house with ease or as a sleepwear bottom.
Men’s Hipster Brief
The sleekness and support of a traditional hipster brief, but with the added comfort of breathable, allergy-free fabric.
Men’s Rib Drawstring Boxer Brief with Fly
Quality and functional bottom with easy access and comfortable support.
Men’s Drawstring Lounge Pants
Soft, itch-free, and non-elastic bottom that slips everyone into total comfort from the waist down.
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