jock itch


Examples of jock itch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Common fungal infections include athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, and vaginal yeast infections.8 The urinary tract is a common site for infections. Barbie Cervoni, Ms, Rd, Cdces, Cdn, Health, 18 Oct. 2023 Mishra explains that trapped sweat from moisture-wicking clothing increases the risk of microorganisms building up, resulting in yeast infections and jock itch. Jocelyn Solis-Moreira, Popular Science, 1 June 2023 Tea tree oil and mint team up to work their antibacterial and antimicrobial magic to treat jock itch, nail fungus, athlete’s foot, body acne, ringworm and psoriasis all over the body. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 May 2022 With over-the-counter antifungal creams and proper hygiene (keeping the area clean and dry), jock itch typically clears up within one to three weeks, but if not, a dermatologist or primary care provider can suggest a prescription medication. Kayla Blanton, SELF, 20 June 2023 For the uninitiated, jock itch is a form of fungal infection affecting the groin, according to the NHS. Elle Turner, Glamour, 19 June 2023 One to look out for is tinea cruris, also known as jock itch. Joelle Smith, Men's Health, 30 Mar. 2023 The chief scientific and medical officer for the National Psoriasis Foundation ( also wrote, agreeing with my suggestion that consultation with a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis was wise, as psoriasis (as well as other skin conditions) can mimic jock itch. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 24 May 2021 What is jock itch? Ashley Abramson, Allure, 3 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History


jock entry 1

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jock itch was in 1950

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“Jock itch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition

jock itch

: a skin infection of the groin and upper thigh that is caused by a fungus and is marked by itchy, red, and flaking skin

from 2jock "athletic supporter, athlete"

Medical Definition

jock itch

: ringworm of the crotch : tinea cruris

called also jockey itch

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