People all over the world can suffer from jock itch, which is not only an uncomfortable condition but also a bit of an embarrassing one. This fungal infection is easy to contract and spread; on the one end, eliminating it can be more of a challenge. So what can you do?
Jock itch develops primarily in areas like the groin, thigh, underarm, and on the buttocks. It’s closely related to ringworm, athlete’s foot, and some types of tinea, a fungal infection. Fortunately, there are over-the-counter remedies you can try to relieve you of the pain, ranging from creams to hydrocortisone. You can also try natural therapies.
It’s no surprise that there are people who’ll go for natural treatment options because that means there are fewer chances of experiencing unwanted side effects. So here are some of the possible natural remedies and lifestyle changes you can try when it comes to dealing with the problem of jock itch.
Apple Cider Vinegar
The health benefits of apple cider vinegar are numerous. It’s overflowing with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, not to mention drying qualities and anti-fungal properties. This makes it a perfect solution to jock itch.
All you need to do is dilute the vinegar with water, then use a washcloth to gently apply the mixture to the affected area or areas. Do this 2-3 times a day or until the symptoms disappear.
You can extract onion juice from either grated or chopped onions by simply placing them inside a blender and then straining out the pulp.
This highly concentrated juice holds sulfuric compounds and other antioxidants that can quickly eliminate fungal infections and help prevent inflammation. All you need to do is to gently apply this juice to the sensitive area with the use of a washcloth, but you need to dilute it with water first. If you don’t, onion juice can cause additional inflammation or irritation.
The high citric acid content and other antioxidants found in lemon juice make it a perfect remedy to eliminate jock itch, ringworm and a ton of other fungal infections. All you need to do is to simply mix the juice from half a lemon with a bit of water. Afterward, apply this nutrient-dense, immunity-enhancing mixture to the rash on your groin and other affected areas.
The Choice of Your Underwear
Wearing underwear made from 100% cotton would be the best recommendation for people who are always suffering from jock itch or get it regularly. In addition, not-so-tight, cotton underwear will ‘breathe’ and allow airflow to your groin, which will cut down on perspiration and make it more difficult for infections to take hold. Make sure to change your underwear, too.
These are just some of the natural homeopathy remedies and lifestyle changes you can consider when you want to deal with jock itch the natural way. These are all effective when you just apply all of the techniques mentioned above properly and remember not to abuse it. After all, too much of a good thing can be bad for your health.