Jock itch / Tinea cruris

Homeopathic treatment

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Jock itch or tinea cruris responds well to self care and proper hygienic measures. But if the disease does not show any improvement with the help of self care measures, then you need an expert to deal with it.

Before delving into homeopathic treatment let us first discuss the conventional or allopathic treatment available.

Allopathic or conventional treatment and its side effects

According to allopathic or conventional system, there are many anti-fungal and anti-bacterial ointments which are used as topical applications. Suppression of an uncomplicated tinea can be achieved using these topical ointments. Many allopathic doctors may recommend econalzole, amorolfine, clotrimazole and many other ointments. Sometimes, a steroid is added along with the other creams, which prove to be of least help. It does not kill the fungus, but instead adds on to the side effects.

The topical applications, in short, just suppress the condition and do not remove the actual cause of the disease. It leaves the patient more vulnerable to the side effects such as:

  • severe rash
  • small skin blisters
  • numbness of the part
  • redness of the skin
  • skin irritation

Homeopathic treatment

Before knowing about homeopathic treatment for jock itch it is important to understand that skin troubles are usually external manifestation of the inner derangements of the body.

Skin diseases usually arise due to two deep seated reasons; one is weak and deranged immunity and the other is some mental trouble in the form of anxiety, worries, fear and so on.

We all know homeopathy work wonders in skin ailments. The aim is not to suppress the disease by using topical applications, but to remove its cause permanently.

Homeopathy deals with the man in disease, not with the disease in the man. It has the affinity to deal both with acute and chronic forms of the disease.

There are number of medicines that help in treating tinea permanently. Symptomatic relief is attained by judicious administration of the remedies at proper interval.

If started early that is in acute cases the remedies help in improving the itch and burning sensation rapidly as compared to chronic cases where improvement happens slowly and gradually.

The remedies create a better environment in the body to let the immunity build up specifically again the fungus and stop the multiplication of the fungus; thus helping the individual to get rid of the ring-like patches formed. There will also be a well-marked improvement in the flake-like appearance of the skin.

Homeopathic treatment also helps in clearing the dark discoloration of the infected skin which happens in chronic cases.

Treating fungal infections is a hard nut to crack. The beauty of homeopathy lies in its power to achieve permanent cure with almost zero recurrence. The diseased human body is made strong at such a level that the vital force (force that lies within every living organism) becomes strong enough to fight any kind of skin infection. The small sweet globules have the potential to raise the immunity from within, without producing any kind of side effects. It is not only safe for an adult but also can be administered to a small baby and an old individual.

Along with intake of the remedies, one needs to fight the maintaining causes too. In case of jock itch these are:

  • the continuous exposure of the person to warm and moist environment
  • not maintaining a proper hygiene
  • wearing same clothes without washing them properly for long
  • keeping the body in sweat for a longer duration
  • malpractices performed by the patient such as excessive smoking and drinking, involvement with multiple partners, repetitive stress and many more

When such maintaining causes are removed, the process of cure speeds up substantially.

Our aim is not only to improve the skin ailments, but to improve a person’s life as a whole. An unbiased homeopath seeks to achieve cure not only on a physical level, but also on mental and emotional levels. After all, mind is the place which gives birth to all sorts of physical affections.

The correct choice of medicine is done after proper case taking of the patient. Remedies are chosen according to the symptoms being narrated and also depend upon the constitution of the patient.

There are 188 medicines which give great relief in jock itch or tinea cruris. However, the correct choice and the resulting relief is a matter of experience and right judgment on the part of the doctor. The treatment is decided after thorough case taking of the patient. Thus remedies are tailor made unlike allopathy in which all patients receive the same external applications, anti allergics, steroids and so on although trade name may be different.

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What is jock itch / tinea cruris

The jock itch is a fungal infection of the groin region and is a contagious problem. It is a form of ringworm caused by a fungus named Trichophyton rubrum.

It occurs on the outermost layer of the skin.

Who suffers more

Any human being can suffer from this disease. But usually, men suffer more than women. Obese people, people who sweat more and people who have folds of skin rubbing against each other are also at the top of the list.

Also, people who have diabetes mellitus, tend to have more risk of developing jock itch or tinea cruris.

What are the causes of jock itch / tinea cruris

  • The fungus named Trichophyton rubrum is the causative organism; also known for causing athlete’s foot.
  • Unhygienic living conditions, moist and warm areas increase the risk of infection.
  • Wearing tight clothing, athletic supporter, jock strap, promotes it.
  • People who sweat more and are obese suffer more.
  • Remaining in sweat soaked clothes after a usual workout or any sport multiplies the fungus.
  • If a person is having any kind of skin infection which is left untreated, he / she becomes more prone towards the jock itch.
  • Weak immunity

Areas involved

  • Groin area
  • Genitals
  • Inner thighs
  • Thigh skin folds
  • Perineum
  • Perianal areas
  • Breast folds
  • Whole body (chronic condition)

Prevention

  • Keeping the groin area clean and dry
  • Change of garments regularly and washing them with warm water
  • Wear loose fitting clothes if infected
  • Do not share your personal clothing such as towels, undergarments, clothes, shoes, socks, stalls, mufflers and so on (specially for hostel kids)
  • Avoid being in warm and damp areas for long
  • Do not stay in the sweaty clothes, worn during workout sessions for long. Make sure you take a bath after that and wear a set of fresh, clean clothes
  • Use antifungal powders for groin areas and also for the underarms
  • Treat any sort of other skin infection first, such as athlete’s foot
  • Avoid moving barefoot, especially in public areas like schools, hostels, offices, public pools and so on
  • Take a shower every day, no matter how cold it is outside

Home remedies

  • Putting a cup of salt in lukewarm water or a spoonful of baking soda while bathing can give some amount of relief
  • Garlic paste applied on the affected skin can help in improving the condition
  • The Indian Lilac or the Neem has natural antifungal and antibiotic properties. It can be used as a paste with turmeric or using it while bathing is good.
  • Coconut oil mixed with Oregano oil and applied to the infected skin works wonders.
  • Use of jojoba oil also works wonders
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Suffering from tinea.

Vishwajit
Jun 13, 2017 12:55 am Reply

I am 46, unmarried and going thru pre menopause symptoms. Since October last year I had severe itches and was detected to tinea cruris. Have undergone alopathic treatment but no positive result. The infected parts are the groins, inner thighs buttocks right breast fold and on top of the right breast (a big round one of 4 To 5 inch diameter. Family has a history of this disease (brother infected since last more than 30 years followed by sister and father) we were very careful to keep all personal things separate but still somehow I got infected. Please advise some good homeopathy medicine to be completely cured of this disease. Am mentally very upset because of this. Please help

T K V Karuna
May 24, 2017 8:18 am Reply

I've been afflicted with chronic itching and redness around the groin and breast area which is probably (as the doctors have suggested) tinea cruris. I've been taking af-300 on alternate days for the past 4 weeks and applying cannesten tube as prescribed by the doctor. Neither the ithcing nor the redness has subsided and this condition is becoming a constant obstruction in my professional as well as social life. I underwent biopsy last week and will receive the reports tomorrow. My Symptoms are : intense itching, redness, sometimes bleeding due to excessive itching, I also suffer from type 2 diabetes, affected parts are axillary, under breast and groin region. Also if you could provide me with your personal contact detail, it would help in a great deal. Thankyou.

Shabeena
Jan 10, 2017 6:44 pm Reply

Respected sir mujhe tinea cruris h Jo skin specialist ne bola h us ne mera ilaj b kiya tha par tinea cruris bar bar ho jata h me 3 bar tablet aur cream le chuka hu par dobara ho jata h plz koi solution h to btao

Vikram Kumar
Sep 17, 2016 12:08 pm Reply

i am 36 years old, suffer from tinea cruris since 3 months. please advice a medicine

Sukumar Maity
Sep 1, 2016 2:18 pm Reply

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