How to Diagnose and Treat Tinea Cruris Successfully?

How to Diagnose and Treat Tinea Cruris Successfully?

Tinea Cruris is a common skin disease that affects the United States. Although the condition is not very serious, it can cause extreme discomfort and pain. If you’re looking for effective ways and measures to treat this condition, you’ve landed on the right page, as here we will discuss how one can diagnose and treat tinea cruris successfully.

Tinea Cruris, commonly known as a Jock Itch is a fungal infection that is characterized by a red and itchy rash in the moist and warm area of the body. It is a type of dermatophytosis and is primarily caused by Trichophyton.

The condition is common in athletes, which is how it gets its name. It can also be common amongst people who sweat a lot and are overweight. The ring-shaped rash mostly develops in the inner thighs and groin, is common during warm weather, and is contagious by nature.

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Causes of Tinea Cruris 

  • Dermatophyte fungus is mostly responsible for the Tinea Cruris. The condition may further spread by scratching and itching over the infected area and then other parts of the body.
  • Similar might happen when you scratch your feet (tinea pedis) or nails (tinea unguium), and the infection might spread and cause tinea cruris.
  • Contaminated towels, bedsheets, or clothes might also be infection carriers.

Symptoms of Tinea Cruris 

  • Itching
  • Burning sensations
  • Red ring-shaped rash
  • Scaly circular rash with raised edges
  • Peeling skin
  • Cracking
  • Flaking

Risk Factors of Tinea Cruris 

  • Wearing wet clothes for a long time
  • Overweight
  • Trapped moisture in the groin or inner thighs due to sweating
  • Sharing damp or sweaty clothes
  • Diabetic
  • A weak immunity system
  • If you’re an athlete
  • A tight underwear
  • Close contact with an infected person

Diagnosis of Tinea Cruris 

Tinea cruris is mostly identified by looking at the ring-shaped rash. In rare cases, a skin sample might be taken for a skin technician to further examine the condition.

Treatment of Tinea Cruris 

Ayurveda suggests various herbs, herbal remedies, diet, and lifestyle guidelines for the treatment of skin diseases. This promotes the natural healing of skin conditions including Tinea Cruris without any kind of side effects. Natural Treatment of Tinea Cruris includes home remedies that incorporate the use of various herbs, dietary and lifestyle recommendations. 

Home Remedies for Tinea Cruris 

  • Papaya: Rubbing papaya over the infected area is an effective technique to soothe the Jock Itch rash.
  • Neem leaves: Prepare a solution by boiling 10-15 neem leaves in about 3-4 cups of water. Boil until half the water evaporates. Cool and wash the infected area with this herbal solution to observe effective results.
  • Turmeric Powder: Prepare a paste using turmeric powder and milk. Apply it over the rash and leave for about 25-30 minutes and then wash and reapply as and when required.
  • Garlic: Combine crushed garlic with some olive oil or coconut oil and apply it over the rash. Cover it with gauze and leave it for another 2 hours. Rinse it off the post and repeat the process twice every day until the symptoms subside.
  • Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera has rich antiseptic, antibiotic, and antifungal properties. Applying aloe vera gel 3-4 times over the infected area every day soothes swelling and itching because of its cooling effect.
  • Grapefruits Seed Extract: The extract from grapefruit helps in healing fungal infections due to its antifungal properties. 1 drop of grapefruit seed extract along with a tbsp. must be combined and applied at least thrice every day over the rash.
  • Lemongrass Oil: Lemongrass oil is also supposed to be rich in antifungal properties. Applying lemongrass oil over the rash in combination with a carrier oil at least thrice every day helps in soothing the symptoms of Tinea Cruris.

Lifestyle Recommendations 

  • Always maintain personal hygiene.
  • Do not wear clothes that are too tight or have a synthetic fabric.
  • Immediately change clothes that are wet or moist.
  • Always take a shower after a sweaty day at work, games, or post a workout.
  • Strictly avoid sharing items of personal clothing, towels, or bedsheets.
  • Keep your intimate area, inner thighs, armpits, and groin area dry and clean.

Dietary Modifications

  • Food made with white flour such as bread, pasta, pastries, etc. must be avoided.
  • Tea, coffee, alcohol, and smoking aggravate the pitta, therefore must be completely avoided.
  • Dairy products must be avoided.
  • Artificial foods, processed food, and fast foods must be kept away from.
  • Spicy food and citrus fruits must also be avoided.
  • Excessively sweet foods must also be restricted from the diet if you’re prone to this kind of skin infection.
  • Fresh fruits, green and leafy vegetables, and natural foods like grains and nuts must be included in the diet.


Tinea Cruris though not serious, must be treated immediately as it can spread and cause discomfort and itching. In case you require personal consultancy for any skin condition, please book an appointment for the same. We are specialists in the management and treatment of all kinds of allergies and infections.