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4 Ways You Can Keep That Jock Itch Under Control

Dealing with a jock itch is no easy task.

I’m sure you’ve already started various healing procedures that are available on the market.

But and however, until you’re completely cured, the fungal infection is still there.

So, what should you do and how should you take care of the area in order to minimize this little’s pest effects on your body?

Regardless of the area that is affected, one of the most bothersome symptoms is itching.

Your skin is getting better, you’re getting rid of the fungus, but the jock itch doesn’t seem to go away.

Related: 6 Natural Ways to Deal with Fungal Infections

What could you do to calm down the jock itch?

Use baking soda.jock itch

Not only does it help fight the fungal infection itself, but baking soda also alleviates your itchiness.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with one cup of water. 
  • Dip a cotton ball into the solution, squeeze it softly.
  • Then hold it against your itchy area for ten seconds.

Repeat it two more times, and then leave the area uncovered for at least half an hour.

Take oatmeal baths.

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Yes, studies have shown that colloidal oatmeal works as a: 

  • Cleanser
  • Moisturizer
  • Buffer

Not to mention its soothing and protective anti-inflammatory effect.

The best way to benefit from all its advantages is to draw a bath in which you pour one cup of colloidal oatmeal.

But first, you need to grind or blend the seeds into a fine powder. Then spread the powder evenly throughout the bath tub, and enjoy its relaxing effects.

The water should be warm. If it’s hot it will dry out your skin.

After you’ve finished, moisturize with a homemade Aloe gel (two or three fresh leaves of Aloe, smashed and juiced).

The Aloe gel itself can be rubbed on the affected area to soothe the skin and calm the itchiness.

Apply cold compresses.

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If you’re on the run and have no time to take a bath or make a tea, simply hold a cold compress against the itchy area.

You can use a towel and a couple of ice cubes, a cold, damp cloth or anything similar.

Keep it on for a couple of minutes. This will provide you with instant relief. 

Avoid scratching and keep the area moisturized.

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Dry skin is more likely to be itchy.

Related: Do You Have A Dry Or Dehydrated Skin? Here’s The Important Difference

Therefore, try not to scratch the area, no matter how much it bothers you.

Otherwise, you risk breaking your skin, which will lead to pain and in the worst case scenario can even provoke a new infection.

Make sure the body lotions you use to hydrate the skin are not scented, and that they don’t contain any allergens that can worsen your condition.

I want to hear from you: How do you manage to keep your itches under control?


References

  1. Pazyar N, Yaghoobi R, Kazerouni A, Feily A. Oatmeal in dermatology: A brief review. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2012;78:142-5
  2. Criquet M, Roure R, Dayan L, Nollent V, Bertin C. Safety and efficacy of personal care products containing colloidal oatmeal. Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology. 2012;5:183-193. doi:10.2147/CCID.S31375.
  3. 1: Kurtz ES, Wallo W. Colloidal oatmeal: history, chemistry and clinical
    properties. J Drugs Dermatol. 2007 Feb;6(2):167-70.

 

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