Home Treatment for Jock Itch

Browse By All Topics

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Home Treatment for Jock Itch

Most infections of the skin, such as jock itch, can be treated at home with creams and powders you can buy without a prescription. But any persistent, severe, or recurrent infections should be checked by a doctor.

  • Wash the rash with soap and water. Spread an antifungal cream over the rash. Apply the cream beyond the edge of the rash.
  • Use an antifungal cream or powder containing miconazole or clotrimazole that you can buy without a prescription. Brand names include Micatin, Monistat, and Lotrimin. Terbinafine cream (Lamisil) is also available without a prescription. Follow the directions on the package, and don't stop using the medicine just because your symptoms go away. If symptoms do not improve after 2 weeks, call your doctor.
ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Last RevisedMarch 1, 2011



This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise, Incorporated disclaims any warranty or liability for your use of this information. Your use of this information means that you agree to the Terms of Use.

How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.





© 1995-2012 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.