How can tinea cruris (jock itch) be prevented?

Updated: Feb 22, 2018
  • Author: Michael Wiederkehr, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Advise patients with tinea cruris to avoid wearing tight-fitting clothing to prevent moisture build-up. Advise patients with tinea cruris who are obese to lose weight. Advise patients to put on socks before undergarments to minimize the possibility of fungal transfer from the feet to the groin.


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