There is no doubt that Jock itch is an unwanted skin condition. The itching and burning sensation can get anybody mad. It is name given to an infection of the groin in males and females both. The infection is caused by a fungi. The other terms used for this skin trouble are tinea cruris or ringworm of the groin. Reddish, scaly and itchy dry patches on skin with sharp edges are common symptoms of Jock itch. Good personal hygiene is a must for avoiding such skin fungal infections.
You may not need to visit a health care provider in every case (except for when infection is severe or return frequently). You don’t need to worry anymore if you are suffering from the jock itch because following 5 natural remedies are there to rescue you.
1. Tea Tree Oil
- Use a fresh cotton ball to coat the affected skin area (usually the groin) with tea tree oil.
- This will have an immediate effect on itchiness and you should see a reduction in inflammation.
- Apply for at least 7 days.
2. Baking Soda
- To prepare a salt bath simply fill your bath tub with warm water and then add a generous amount salt. Epsom salts, bath salts and iodized salts will all do a great job.
- After adding the salt, simply enjoy your salt bath for at least 20 minutes.
- This would be most effective if carried out twice a day.
3. Coconut Oil
- Simply apply coconut oil to the affected area directly and you will see a marked improvement in itchiness.
- Apply this 3 times a day for a two week period to see a marked improvement you can count on.
4. Aloe Vera
- Skin area needs to be cleaned and dried properly before the application of aloe vera
- Apply aloe vera based creams, soaps, body washes, gels and ointments are available that on affected area twice a day
5. Apple Cider Vinegar
- To use, simply add one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to a cup of water. Never directly apply to the skin as it may have adverse effects due to its potency.
- Wash the infected skin with the solution and allow to dry for at least 5 minutes.
- Apply 2 to 3 times per day for best results.