What is the role of topical steroids in the treatment of tinea cruris (jock itch)?

Updated: Feb 22, 2018
  • Author: Michael Wiederkehr, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Mistreatment of tinea cruris with topical steroids can result in exacerbation of the disease. Although patients may note initial relief of symptoms, the infection may spread.


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