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Jock Itch: Causes

Causes Of Jock Itch

Jock itch is also called as tinea cruris. A fungus multiplies and causes jock itch in the groin area. This fungus finds hot and humid places favorable to multiply and therefore rapidly develops in the groin area. You can get it from anybody via contact, shared towels or clothes. The fungus that causes jock itch is from the dermatophyte family.

Those who wear tight under clothing and also sweat a lot are more prone to get jock itch. Obesity also plays a role in making a person prone to jock itch. If you suffer from atopic dermatitis (eczema), you are more prone to get jock itch. If diseases such as AIDS or diabetes compromise your immunity, you may get jock itch sooner than others.

Article created on: July 12, 2006

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