Home Remedies to get rid of jock itch



Mumbai 24 July 2016: Home Remedies to get rid of jock itch

What is Jock Itch?

Tinea cruris, is a fungal infection caused by the fungus trichophyton rubrum. Tinea cruris commonly is known as jock itch. Jock itch happen to both men and women but is more common in men. Jock itch commonly occurs on the buttocks, genital area and inner thighs.

What are the symptoms of Jock Itch?


Redness, itching, a burning sensation and flaking skin are some of the symptoms of jock itch.

Who is at risk of getting jock itch?

Being overweight, wearing tight underwear, excessive sweating and having a weakened immune system increases the risk of getting jock itch.

Is Jock Itch Contagious?


Yes,  jock itch is contagious. Make sure you do not share personal belongings with others.


Here are 10 ways to get rid of Jock Itch :


White Vinegar :

White vinegar has antifungal and antiseptic properties which can help you get relief from skin infections like jock itch.

  • Steps to use white vinegar as home remedy for jock itch :
  • In a bowl Mix 1 part white vinegar in 4 parts of water
  • Using a clean cloth dipped in the vinegar solution wipe the affected area gently and thoroughly
  • Allow the solution to dry and do not rinse it
Onions :

Onions being rich in antifungal, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties, it can easily kill the fungus that causes jock itch and provide relief.

Steps to use onions as home remedy for jock itch :

  • In a grinder, grind an onion into a paste
  • Apply this paste on the infected area
  • Leave it on for about 30 minutes and then rinse the area
  • Pat dry the area with a paper towel
Garlic :

Garlic is great at treating jock itch and providing a relief from itching, because of its antifungal properties.

Steps to use garlic as home remedy for jock itch :


  • For this home remedy you need to crush a few garlic cloves to paste
  • Apply this garlic paste on the infected area
  • Leave the garlic paste on for a few minutes and then wash it off

Salt Bath :
Having a salt water bath is one of the home remedies for getting rid of jock itch. Salt helps in controlling the growth of fungus and helps in healing the infection caused.


Steps to have a salt bath as home remedy for jock itch :

  • Mix generous amount of salt in a bath tub filled with warm water
  • Soak in this saline water for 30 minutes

Honey :

Honey can be of great help in getting rid of jock itch. The antiseptic, anti-fungal and soothing properties of honey help in fighting the fungal infection caused by the fungus trichophyton rubrum when you have jock itch.

Steps to use honey as home remedy for jock itch :

  • Apply pure honey directly on the infected area and leave it there for 30 minutes
  • Later wash the infected area properly
  • Pat the infected area thoroughly dry with a paper towel

Apple Cider Vinegar :


Just like white vinegar apple cider vinegar also has strong antifungal and antibacterial properties to get rid of jock itch.

Steps to use apple cider vinegar as home remedy for jock itch :


  • In a bowl mix 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in 2 cups of warm water
  • Wash the infected area with the vinegar solution and allow it to dry
  • Do not rinse it with water

Listerine :
Listerine is an antiseptic mouthwash. It is a great home remedy to cure fungal skin infections as well. Listerine has antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial properties which are great to fight jock itch.

Steps to use apple cider vinegar as home remedy for jock itch :

  • Taking a cotton ball apply Listerine on the infected area,  and leave it there to dry
  • The antiseptic properties of Listerine may hurt initially but it's sure to give you relief from jock itch
Tea Tree Oil :

The natural antifungal properties present in tea tree oil effectively gets rid of the fungus causing jock itch. It also clears the itchiness and soreness from the infected area.

Steps to use tea tree oil as home remedy for jock itch :

  • Taking a cotton ball apply tea tree oil on the infected area,  and leave it there to dry
  • The antiseptic properties of tea tree oil may hurt initially but it's sure to give you relief from jock itch

Rubbing Alcohol :

Rubbing alcohol kills the fungus causing the infection in jock itch. Also as it is a drying agent it helps to keep the infected area dry so that the fungus does not grow again.

Steps to use Rubbing Alcohol as home remedy for jock itch :


  • Taking a cotton ball dip it rubbing alcohol and dab it on the infected area,  and leave it there
  • No need to rinse the area with water as the alcohol evaporates easily

Bleach :

Antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal properties present in bleach help treat jock itch.

Steps to use bleach as home remedy for jock itch :

  • Mix quarter cup of bleach in a bathtub full of water
  • Soak in this mixture for about 30 minute