A to Z: Tinea Cruris (Jock Itch)enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgTinea cruris, also known as jock itch, is a skin infection of the groin area caused by several types of fungi often found on the skin.tinea, tinea cruris, jock itch, skin, skin infection, fungus, fungi, rash, ringworm, athlete's foot, CD1Primary Care03/27/201304/11/201909/02/2019d30f836a-86db-4963-b836-f8a245a1125ehttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-tinea-cruris.html/<p><em>May also be called: Jock Itch</em></p> <p><a class="kh_anchor">Tinea</a> cruris, commonly called&nbsp;jock itch, is a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/skin-hair-nails.html/">skin</a> infection of the groin area caused by several types of fungi often found on the skin.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>The fungus tends to grow and spread in warm, damp areas of the body. It may be triggered by sweating in the groin area or friction caused by tight clothing.</p> <p>Symptoms include a red <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/rashes-sheet.html/">rash</a> with raised edges, and itching, redness, or flaking on the groin, upper inner thighs, or anus. Sometimes jock itch occurs at the same time as <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/ringworm-sheet.html/">ringworm</a> or athlete's foot, which are caused by the same fungus.</p> <p>Jock itch can be spread from one person to another if they share clothing or towels. Jock itch occurs most often in teenage boys and adult men. It is more common in hot, humid weather and in people who play sports or sweat heavily. It's also more likely to affect people who are overweight or have <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/diabetes-mellitus.html/">diabetes mellitus</a>.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Jock itch can be uncomfortable, but usually responds to treatment within a couple of weeks. An over-the-counter (OTC) antifungal cream, gel, or powder can be used to treat most cases. Sometimes, a severe infection or jock itch that doesn't respond to OTC treatments might require prescription medication.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
A to Z: Tinea CapitisTinea capitis (ringworm of the scalp) is a fungal scalp infection that can be cured with medication.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-tinea.html/c52f1e6a-de67-42b3-8d24-73f65341f165
Athlete's FootAnyone can get athlete's foot. Find out how to avoid this itchy skin condition in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/athletes-foot.html/85bef75e-92a7-4985-926e-6fc873e3c4bf
Jock ItchJock itch is a pretty common fungal infection of the groin and upper thighs. It is generally easy to treat - and avoid - by following a few simple steps.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/jock-itch.html/e5dfe949-25c9-4915-8555-4e6f87b8ae61
RingwormRingworm isn't a worm at all - it's the name for a type of fungal skin infection. The good news is that ringworm is easy to treat.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/ringworm.html/3b8e50e5-000d-43f4-bffa-88f82d52b707
Skin, Hair, and NailsOur skin protects the network of tissues, muscles, bones, nerves, blood vessels, and everything else inside our bodies. Hair and nails are actually modified types of skin.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/skin-hair-nails.html/ff7f1929-9dfc-404b-91a9-b45e51633223
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