Jock itch doesn’t necessarily mean that only Jocks, those people that love to play sport, are the only demographic of people likely to suffer. Much like tennis elbow doesn’t only affect tennis players, and runner’s knee blights way more people than those of the running fraternity, so too does Jock Itch affect the wider population.
More of an annoyance than a serious medical condition, Jock Itch is caused by a fungal infection, similarly to how the Athlete’s foot is caused. There we are again, one doesn’t have to be an athlete to suffer from Athlete’s foot. Far from it.
There are similarities in the cause of this condition to that which affects the feet, but there are also many common trends in the symptoms of Jock Itch, that are covered in greater detail below.
Once you know what you’re dealing with, anything and everything is a lot easier to manage. Jock Itch is no different.
1. Red skin
Red skin can spring up from seemingly nowhere with Jock Itch, although it is primarily found in the creases of the groin, which may then spread outwards in all directions.
It isn’t particularly pleasant to have to see your skin come up in red blotchiness or rash-like redness, but this is when Jock Itch is in its infancy, and the redness on its own is quite a mild symptom of Jock Itch that you may long to have back, once it gets fired up and into full force. Where red skin is observed, it may not be too late to reverse the effects of Jock Itch, or even to halt in its tracks before it gets the chance to evolve into a much nastier beast altogether.
Regular washing and thorough drying may help to keep it at bay, however, as with many things in life, the color red is a warning that usually spells worse things on the way.