Jock Itch (Tinea Cruris)
Jock itch, known medically as tinea cruris, is a fungal infection of the groin that is similar to athlete's foot.  The typical patient is a male with a scaly, inflamed, itchy rash on the upper inner thigh, often with a round, ring-like appearance.  Jock itch is caused by a fungus invading the superficial layer of the skin. The fungal infection often starts on the feet and later spreads to the groin area, where the fungus grows rapidly due to the moist warm environment.   Medical treatment is based on the degree of severity and can involve topical or oral anti-fungal medicines.  To prevent recurrences, keep the areas as cool and dry as possible.
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