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  1. Jock Itch  Nada Asfour 02-14-12 Anatomy + Physiology  block 4 

  2. What is Jock Itch? • Jock itch is an infection caused by the growth of fungus usually in the groin area. Another name for this skin disease is tinea cruris.  • Jock itch is most common in men and adolescent boys.  • This skin disease maybe contagious and can be passed through unwashed clothing, or direct skin-to-skin contact. 

  3. Minor case of Jock Itch on inner thigh

  4. Another case of Jock Itch

  5. What causes Jock Itch? • Jock itch is caused by the build up of fungi in the groin area. If the groin area gets sweaty and does not properly dry, fungi will soon multiply.  • Jock Itch is also triggered from the friction of clothes in the groin area. 

  6. Signs and Symptoms • Jock Itch usually begins with a mild itch in the groin region. The itching can get worse through time.The rash may become rough or dry, and even develop pus bumps.   • Itching may even spread to the penis, scrotum, labia vagina, or anus regions.  • Symptoms include flaking, peeling, or cracking of the skin, and skin redness.

  7. If rash gets worse, bumps begin to develop

  8. Treatments  • Most cases of Jock Itch are very easily cured. This skin disease can be cured with the following; -Self-care treatment. -Keeping skin clean and dry. -Don't wear clothing that may rub or irritate infected area. -Apply over the counter powders or anti-fungal that may contain miconazole, clotrimazole, or tolnaftate.

  9. Jock Itch cream can be found at any local pharmacy

  10. Bibliography • "Jock Itch." KidsHealth - the Web's Most Visited Site about Children's Health. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.  • Burns, Andrews M. "Jock Itch - PubMed Health." PubMed Health. Web. 10 Feb. 2012.   • "Jock Itch Symptoms, Causes, Treatment - What Are Signs and Symptoms of Jock Itch? on MedicineNet." Web. 10 Feb. 2012.    I hope you enjoyed this presentation more than I enjoyed making it.