Jock Itch

Video Transcript:

Here’s another daily tip from your local dermatologist. 

Another tip from your local dermatologist, and this one has to do with jock itch. Now jock itch is a problem where you start to grow a fungus or a yeast in your groin area. And most of the time this occurs, because when people get out of a shower or a bath, they don’t dry off completely. And so what happens is, skin comes in contact with skin, and it never dries out, and that’s the perfect breeding ground for yeast or fungus to grow.

So please dry off completely. Some people will use a hair dryer and don’t use heat on it, but just blow air into the areas where skin on skin is contacted. Other people try other tricks. But I’d much rather you make sure that area is dried from simple air, then adding things like talcum powder, or other powders that can bunch and clump, and actually promote moisture.

If we can get those areas dry when we’re bathing, chances are we’re not going to have as many issues with jock itch.