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Jock Itch: Symptoms

Symptoms Of Jock Itch

The first symptom of jock itch is itching in the groin area. The itching is mostly confined to the area near anus, inner thighs and surrounding skin. You may develop red patches with defined darker borders. The patches form scales, are raised and may also ooze. The patches are ring shaped and the color is darker on the edges than on the center.

Your doctor will most probably be able to diagnose jock itch by observing the affected skin. If there is doubt, a biopsy may be done and the fungus will be identified.

Some other diseases that may also cause itching in the groin area are psoriasis, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, candida infections and some other conditions. It is always advised to get a proper diagnosis made by a doctor before you use any anti-fungal over the counter (OTC) medicine.

Article created on: July 12, 2006

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