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What home remedy can I use for jock itch?

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Home remedies for mild jock itch include:

  • Washing the groin skin two to three times a day with a gentle soapless cleanser like Dove non-soap cleanser or Cetaphil and water.
  • Keeping the groin area dry.
  • Avoiding excess groin skin irritation by wearing 100% cotton underwear.
  • Avoiding fabric softeners, bleaches, or harsh laundry detergents.
  • Applying a mix of over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream and clotrimazole (Lotrimin, Mycelex) cream one to two times a day to the affected area.

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