It’s every guy’s worst nightmare -- you wake up one day with a seriously itchy crotch that refuses to go away. It’s painful, it’s inconvenient, and it’s definitely the kind of thing that’s hard to ask your doctor about. But don’t panic: Jock itch is a common and easy-to-treat condition, and we’ve got all the info you need to get rid of it quickly, and make sure it never comes back again.
What is Jock Itch?
We’ll let you in on a dirty little secret -- jock itch, ringworm, and athlete’s foot are the exact same thing- a fungal infection more generally called tinea. It can actually grow anywhere on the body, but it thrives in dark, sweaty, poorly ventilated areas- probably the reason why it mostly appears on your feet or on your balls. And if you’re sweating throughout the course of your day, whether it’s at the gym, the office, or the jobsite, you’re at risk.
The good news? Even if you’re exposed to the fungus that causes jock itch, it won’t grow on you unless you let it. And since the fungus loves dirty, sweaty, wet areas, all you have to do is make sure your balls stay clean and dry. Shower and change your clothes after working out or sweating in them, don’t use dirty towels, and try not to wear super-tight clothing that restricts your movement or causes skin chafing. And consider adding a daily men’s powder to your routine- a quality powder will not only absorb moisture throughout the day but will also soothe chafed skin and fight against friction, preventing the causes of jock itch before they start. If you need to know more about men’s powder, we got you.
It also doesn’t hurt to wipe down gym equipment before and after you use it, although we’re assuming as a good human being you were already doing that - weren’t you?
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Let’s say this article didn’t get to you in time and you already have jock itch. Relax, as it’s extremely easy to treat with over-the-counter antifungal medication you can find at any drugstore. Sold as a cream or ointment, different brands feature a variety of different active ingredients including Buternafine, Clomitrazole, Miconazole, or Terbafine. While all can be effective, our testing shows Miconazole to work most quickly and powerful. When it came time to design Bozak cream, we chose a proprietary 2% Miconazole formula that delivers powerful results with the quickness you need. It’s not the only product on the market, but we built it from the ground up to work the best.
And that’s it - literally all you need to know to take care of jock itch and make sure it never comes back.
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