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Need help with Jock Itch (tinea cruris)

Post by viscy » Fri, 09 May 2008 8:22 pm

I was infected with this persistent fungal infection in my groin area a long time ago. I've been using this antifungal cream "Dermafin" (Active ingredient terbinafine hydrochloride 1%) religiously twice a day for over a month now, but it still persists. I think it might be because that area is perpetually sweaty so its conducive for the fungal infection to spread. Or maybe the cream isnt effective enough. I've tried using a combination of talcum powder to keep it dry and the cream but it still doesnt want to go away.

And now my problems just got worse. I just got infected with athelete's foot, which through a quick search on wiki confirms that its caused by the same fungus that causes jock itch. So i'm seriously panicking now. Does anyone have a very effective method to cure both? I play sports quite often and am a person who sweats VERY EASILY so my feet and groin area are almost always sweaty.

Its quite a large area so spending on cream is taking a large toll on my pocket... Advice would be much appreciated. I have a feeling that terbinafine hydrochloride might not be very effective against my infection, so i really need some alternative (preferably cheap, over the counter and readily available in singapore) solution.

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Post by Matney » Sat, 10 May 2008 7:53 am

I know this isn't the 'cheap' way, but if your problem is as bad as you say, I would go visit your doctor to get something a bit stronger to cure you. You must be damn uncomfortable, why waste your time of stuff that doesn't seem to be working? You might be out of pocket less than $100 and could be cured within 7 to 14 days.

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Post by ksl » Sat, 10 May 2008 3:04 pm

Your jock hitch is more likely to be an allergy caused by washing powder enzymes, I've had it myself.....for months, until i realised it could be the detergent and it was! :wink: No harm in trying enzyme free..but give it a two weeks or so to ease off.

Athletes foot just soak in strong brewed vinegar or apple cider vinegar every day, for 15 to 20 minutes, each day for 10 days, it will kill the fungus. Don't use distilled vinegar, only fermented vinegar bacteria will kill it.

If you are into sport get a hold of the drinking vinegar too, because it will balance your pH value of the can measure your urine, with litmus paper, if you are too alkaline, you will be open to infection, too acidic and you will get acidic problems too, your pH should be within the 7 range to about 7.4, if your urine is smelly, you also need pH balance...urine should be clear with no real smell, 7. 74 is neutral like water. Smelly urine is because of many reasons, although too much of alkaline or acid compounds.

That's why dinking vinegar will neutralise the problem. which ever side your pH lies, pH 4 drinking vinegar will adjust it....for example stomache acid is pH 2, drink pH4 will have an alkaline effect raising stomach to maybe pH 3....if over 7.4 drinking pH4 acidic will reduce back down to 7, neutralising the alkaline. Your body needs more than one acid, for synthesis of the metabolism. Vinegar is not acetic acid, which many believe, although it is a product from acetic acid, so drinking vinegar only holds about 1% acetic acid, but 18 amino acids and 9 other acids, essential to life and good health in a good quality drinking vinegar.

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