Hydrozole treats jock itch

What is it?

‘Jock itch’ is also referred to as tinea cruris or fungal groin infection. Warm, moist and airless areas of skin like the groin are easily affected by fungal infections because they offer the ideal conditions for fungi to live. Typically when infected, the groin becomes itchy and irritated, mainly in the crease between the top of the leg and the genitals. A red rash may develop, usually with a definite edge or border, which often spreads a short way down the inside of both thighs and sometimes to the genitals and anal area. It can occur in both genders although it is more common in men. As with other fungal infections, jock itch is not usually serious.

How did I get it?

It’s likely a fungal groin infection will have spread from a fungal infection in other parts of the body, such as athlete's foot, or from coming into contact with an infected person or contaminated clothing or towels.

How do I treat it?

Applying Hydrozole cream to jock itch, following the instructions on the pack, will relieve the inflammation and fight the infection. But it’s also important to wash the groin region daily, then dry thoroughly. Drying is important as it limits the conditions that will encourage fungi to multiply. Changing underwear daily (or more often of you sweat a lot) and wearing loose fitting underwear also very important. If unsure, always consult your doctor or pharmacist.

How do I stop it coming back?

Check for athlete’s foot and treat it if you have it, as fungi from athlete's foot may spread to the groin and cause another infection.If you do have athlete's foot, put your socks on before your underwear to avoid transferring the infection from your foot to the groin area.
Avoid tight underwear and wash clothing and towels regularly. Don't share towels or clothing with other people.



1. eases the inflammation

Hydrocortisone acts to relieve the inflammation caused by a fungal infection, to reduce the redness, ease the irritation and stop that maddening itch.

2. tackles the infection

Clotrimazole is the antifungal ingredient that fights the infection itself, by stopping it spreading and getting rid of the fungi.

What does
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