Can I use antifungal powder on my groin?
Use an antifungal powder like Lamisil or Zeasorb to keep the groin dry. Avoid perfumed creams, powders, sprays, or lotions on the groin.
Can I put powder on jock itch?
Most cases of jock itch can be treated with over-the-counter medicines. “You can use a topical antifungal cream, like Gold Bond medicated powder, Tinactin or Lamisil ointment,” says Dr. Modi. “If those don’t work, you can go to your doctor and get prescription-strength lotion of a similar anti-fungal powder or cream.”
Which is better for jock itch cream or powder?
Radusky recommends a powder such as Zeasorb. “You can try over-the-counter clotrimazole 1% or tolnaftate 1% creams,” he says. Avoid ointments: They tend to be greasy and promote moisture retention, which will only make your jock itch worse.
Is clotrimazole powder good for jock itch?
Clotrimazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete’s foot, jock itch, ringworm, and other fungal skin infections (candidiasis).
How to treat jock itch in the groin area?
Even when the symptoms disappear, you need to apply cream to your groin area for the amount of time specified on the package. Just like you take antibiotics until all of the medicine is gone, you need to follow the full treatment regimen using your cream. Treat athlete’s foot at the same time if you have it.
Which is the best spray for jock itch?
Lotrimin – Anti-Fungal Powder Spray Similar to Tinactin, Lotrimin Powder Spray is a highly effective and convenient anti-fungal treatment against Jock Itch.
Which is better for jock itch butenafine or clotrimazole?
Studies have shown Butenafine can be faster and more effective than clotrimazole. Furthermore, generic clotrimazole can be purchased for as low as a dollar a tube whereas regular Lotrimin AF (containing clotrimazole) can retail for up to 10 times that amount. Try asking your doctor for a prescription anti-fungal cream.
What are the side effects of jock itch?
Warnings. While jock itch is typically very responsive to treatment, occasionally complications may result, such as permanent change to the skin color, secondary bacterial infection requiring use of antibiotics or potential side effects from the medications.