Last modified on March 2021
With inputs from Dr. Mamta P, General Physician
– Tinea cruris, commonly referred to as a jock itch rash, is a fungal infection of the skin. Tinea cruris causes an itchy rash to form on the affected areas.
– Most often, jock itch rashes are found in the inner thighs and genital region in Indian patients.
– Some of the common symptoms of a tinea cruris infection include redness, itchiness, flaky skin, or a ring-shaped rash that continues to spread. If these symptoms are persistent, you must get the rash checked by a dermatologist immediately.
– Tinea cruris infection is caused by a type of fungi called dermatophytes. Excessive moisture on the skin can make the perfect breeding ground for dermatophytes.
– The dermatologist will simply perform a physical examination to diagnose a jock itch on thighs, or anywhere else on the body. Based on the severity of the infection, the doctor will suggest tinea cruris treatment options accordingly.