CONDITION: Jock Itch (Tinea Cruris)
OVERVIEW: Jock itch is a fungal infection found on the crease of the groin area, the inner thighs, and around the genitals. It's more prevalent in male athletes, hence the name, but it can occur in women as well.
- Ring-shaped rash
- Itchy and burning skin
- Red, flaky, or scaly skin
CAUSES: Jock itch is caused by a fungal infection of the skin caused by dermatophytes, particularly the Trichophyton species.
WHAT MAKES IT WORSE:
- Excessive sweating
- Tight-fitting shorts and underwear
COMMON THERAPIES: Medications for jock itch include topical antifungal creams like econazole or oxiconazole or oral antifungal medications like itraconazole and fluconazole. But even with the best conventional methods, jock itch can still return.
NATURAL INGREDIENTS WE USE:
Eucalyptus Essential Oil: Has anti-fungal properties
Lavender Essential Oil: Has anti-fungal properties
Macadamia Nut Oil: Nourishes skin
Olive Oil: Protects skin from damage
Tea tree Essential Oil: Has anti-fungal properties Vitamin E: Reduces irritation
Vitamin C: Has restorative properties
- Wear loose clothing, especially underwear, pants, and shorts.
- Keep the body dry by using a plant-based powder to absorb excess moisture.
- Shower after exercising or excessive sweating.
- Eat antifungal foods. For example, add raw garlic to your meals.
- Use Wonder Balm for several weeks even after symptoms have disappeared to discourage reoccurrence.
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