Jock Itch Remedies

| Modified on Jul 10, 2024

Jock Itch - Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Medically termed tinea cruris, jock itch is a fungal infection that affects the skin of the genitals, inner thighs and buttocks. Often characterized by a red, ring-shaped rash, jock itch is often itchy and develops in the moist areas of the body. The name, jock itch, is derived from the people who most often get the condition – those who sweat a great deal such as athletes. Additionally, jock itch occurs more frequently in individuals who are overweight; however, anyone can develop the condition.

Jock itch is fairly common and presents typical symptoms and signs. Usually beginning as a reddened area of skin, jock itch typically develops outward from the crease in the groin and forms a half-moon shape on the upper thigh. A line of small, raised blisters may also develop along the edge or border of the rash itself. Itching, burning, and flaking or scaling of the skin are also common.

As a fungal infection, jock itch is caused by a specific type of fungus that is frequently spread from person to person or shared from the use of infected towels or clothing. Typically caused by the same fungus that causes athlete’s foot, jock itch can also be spread from the feet to the groin. Additional factors that contribute to the spread or development of jock include wearing tight underwear, being overweight, sweating heavily, having a weakened immune system and experiencing other skin conditions. Men are also more likely to develop jock itch.

Home Remedies for Jock Itch

While jock itch is an uncomfortable condition, it usually is not a serious medical or heath risk. Keeping the groin area clean and dry is important for getting rid of the fungus. Home remedies for jock itch including apple cider vinegar, black walnut juice and borax can offer relief. Colloidal silver is another natural cure for jock itch as are coconut oil and chlorine. Keep reading below for over 20 Jock Itch remedies from our Earth Clinic readers!

Ammonium Chloride

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Posted by Zbaev (Bulgaria) on 09/17/2017

Ammonium Chloride for Jock Itch:

Dear readers, since I've got a lot of help on this web site, I'd like to share my success story with getting rid of this nasty and persistent fungus for good. This is actually a cure not just a treatment. I've tryied pretty much everything that's listed here plus many more. I've tried whatever I heard might help with jock itch. Had it for several years and anybody how's been in that situation knows how annoing it is. Hence the reason I am writing this to help others. The only thing that actually cured my jock itch was ammonium chloride. Dissolve one leveled tea spoon of ammonium chloride in about 50ml of water, put in a spray bottle and spray the affected area liberally twice a day. Don't dry it up. Let it dry by itself. Do it until simptoms disappear usually a few days to a week it depends how bad your condition is and continue for a couple of week afterwards. That's it. This will cure your jock itch, not just temporary releaf. And its widely available and it costs 50 cents. Good luck and God bless you all.

EC: For those wishing to learn more about the use of ammonium chloride in medicine:

Replied by Steve
(United States)

I have had jock itch for several years and nothing seemed to help. I tried all the over the counter creams, ACV, Hydrogen Peroxide, epsom salts, pretty much all the rememdies I could find and nothing worked. Some would help a little but didn't last long. I read your post on Ammonium Chloride and thought, I tried everything else so I might as well try this. It worked immediately. The first time I used it, it burned liked crazy but only for a few moments. It really only burned the first time I used it. But, it began to work immediately. No itch at all the whole day. I am now on day three and have had three days of NO itch what so ever and no burn. This really does work. It has been years since I have not had to deal with the crazy itch everyday. Thanks for positing this one. It works like a charm.

Replied by Nicolas

Do not ingest ammonium chloride or ammonia ammonium is genotoxic, cytotoxic mutagenic ammonium is used as a herbicide pesticide and is converted in the body as ammoniac -> nitrite -> nitratre -> nitrosamine.

EC: The posters in this thread are using it topically for jock itch.

Apple Cider Vinegar

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Posted by Dan17 (London ) on 02/19/2024

I've had jock itch on and off for years, luckily I've been able to put up with it but recently I noticed it was just not going away. Anyway I diluted some Apple Cider Vinegar with water, about 50/50 and sprayed it on, probably only once a day and a week or two later it's gone! I have also started drinking it so that might have helped too.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 05/23/2023

Apple Cider Vinegar Bath for Jock Itch/Balantis Fungal/Bacterial infection of the skin. Add 2 cups of organic apple cider vinegar w/mother to the bathtub, take a 20-30 minute warm or hot bath. Pat dry when exiting tub. Do NOT shower or rinse off for 8 hours. Do this bath for 10 days.

Note: Throughout history, the antiseptic nature of vinegar has been used to clean and disinfect soldiers wounds and thus speed up wound healing. Apple cider vinegar was used to this effect during the Roman Legions, American civil war and as late as world war one. Also mix Tea tree oil and Coconut oil 1:1 ratio and use this as a topical rub to your man junk area. Do this every day til symptoms clear.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Serj (London) on 07/22/2017

I have suffered with this for years tried all sort of creams from doctors, specialists etc none worked I do cycle and walk a lot, whilst on Holiday in Armenia very hot country and sight seeing etc I was extremely uncomfortable went to a local chemist she told me to use apple vinegar, I just tried it first time it was burning for 20 second and the painful irritation just Disappeared like magic have been using it for three days now the dry skin has gone no more stinging as I put on I am so amazed wanted to share this with everyone. Also had dry skin and rash on two of my fingers that has gone too.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ivy (Louisiana, US) on 03/03/2015

For apple cider vinegar, the easiest way to apply it for jock itch is go find yourself a clean spray bottle. I used one that use to contain facial toner so it's a very fine mist. Clean it out really well if it's not a new bottle. Then fill with your vinegar, some people recommend diluting it with water, but I find it takes longer to dry and it's less effective although it may sting more on really bad spots. I spray the affected area a few times a day and I take an extra min to let it dry and then powder down with talc. Be warned most baby powder these days is made from corn starch which can make your infection much worse as it becomes food for the fungus. I like the spray bottle because I can keep it in my purse with a travel size bottle of talc powder for when I have issues at work. Once you get past the sting of the vinegar, it becomes very soothing as it kills off the infection simply by being too acidic for it to survive, making it safe and effective.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Thewind777 (Mesa, Az) on 02/02/2015


Realize that the problem is the version of Candida (the real name for what the doctors call 'yeast' on the surface of your skin). There are many different strains of Candida including Albicans, Glabrata, etc. many have a strange ability, and that is to root themselves through mucal membranes. This is why most antifungals can't get rid of them completely.

The longer you've had it, the harder it is to get rid of.

Under your breasts is sensitive area... but under ones balls is probably even more sensitive; so what you do with that, you should be able to do under your breasts.

You apply it full-strength applying with a cotton ball. You then let it stay that way for 5 minutes or so. Finally, don't rinse it off... just use a hair drier to dry it completely.

If you never had it before? Application of ACV three times-per-day with hair drying for a week might do it. As with killing bacteria, keep doing it long after all the symptoms go away.

At the beginning you might have severe reactions for the first few days because it is deeply embedded in the skin in the sweat follicles and such. Eruptions and even skin peeling might occur. It might look (and feel) like a sunburn. New skin will appear underneath it looking very good quality. If it is a sensitive area, this can not be good; but if you want it to really be gone - do it.

If it is just a surface yeast that just occurred; almost nothing will occur. The red will just go away.

It is basically diaper rash complicated by yeast so make sure it stays dry. NEVER use corn starch (which feeds yeast). Unfortunately baby powder has silicates in it, which causes black lung disease; so you also shouldn't use that for long (if at all).

91% alcohol dries; but can sting. I use it, though. Afterwards try using either 100% lanolin or Vaseline to keep out the water and condition the skin.

If the ACV, alone, doesn't work after a couple weeks; you might also buy liquid kaolic, apply it after you've dried with the hair drier. Then dry a second time, then apply the lanolin or Vaseline.

If that doesn't work, try using 1 Tablespoon Clorox bleach to 10 ounces of water. Let stand 5 minutes. Blow with hair drier.

Never start out with the strongest thing. Alternate with different things if it doesn't work. You can get rid of the redness; but still have the itch, for example. This usually means it is below the skin in its hyphal fungal form.

Garlic has a strange capability of passing systemically (throughout your whole body). Some say you can rub garlic on their feet and they can taste it on their tongue. Think of Garlic as a systemic yeast killer. Kill from inside AND outside.

Where to buy Apple Cider Vinegar? Go to and type ACV with mother or ACV unfiltered. You'll be paying $3 more per bottle than you would by just going to the local food store, though. Most food stores now have unfiltered ACV. They oftentimes don't say 'With Mother'... but if says it is unfiltered, it is brown like rust, and it is cloudy instead of clear - it has mother.

Replied by Thewind777
(Mesa, Az)

Well, there are so many crackpots in the world. Sad enough, the biggest crackpots are conventional doctors.

Years ago doctors seemed to be following a scientific regimen. They weren't, but at least they seemed they were.

Over time, chemical companies took over - putting profit as the main driving force. We allowed 'side effects' to be part of the process. The 'side effects' got worse, and worse.

The concept of doctors, now-a-days, is give some horrible drug that has 16 known side effects (usually including psychotic behavior, thoughts of suicide or death) and don't think that's an insane thing to do?

Scientific studies show that when you combine drugs, side effects multiply, not add. So, take two drugs that have 16 side effects, each, you get 256 side effects.

Most old people now take 10 drugs, and they're oftentimes forced to take the drugs (because it makes it easier for the orderlies to 'handle' them). "Did we force-feed you your evil chemicals today?" is the question they SHOULD ask the person.

The thing they don't tell you is, oftentimes half of those also encourage Candida growth. Steroids, the Pill, others. And, 'Wide Spectrum' antibiotics basically means 'So strong it is next to getting chemotherapy as far as how it kills your intestinal flora'.

Couple that up with the fact that doctors tend to be SOOOOOO arrogant. Can't imagine why; because they are SOOOOOO wrong most of the time.

Sad that most things in the world can be handled by using simple things. Skin rashes, ringworm, athlete's feet, yeast, even bacteria growth... all should be handled with such things as bleach (look up 'Dakin's Solution'), Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother, 5% Hydrogen Peroxide.

Sore throats? Salt water gargle.

Pneumonia or bad phlegm? Water, lots of water and mustard plasters (learn how to do them. Better than anything.)

You recommended colloidal silver. It has to be remembered that silver is a heavy metal. Heavy metals kill bacteria and keep killing bacteria (the reason it 'works'. However, colloidal silver tends to stay in the body (look up 'silver people'). And once there? Very hard to remove it. Much better to use other things besides an antibacterial heavy metal to kill things (both inside and out).

Garlic, just chew on the clove. Eat one-per-day.

Gerd: 2 Tablespoons ACV with Mother (NEVER USE FILTERED clear Vinegar. Should be brown and cloudy. Shake before use) to 1/4 teaspoon baking soda to 1 second of squirting honey.

Turpentine, just a little of it in your lungs, causes what is called 'Chemical Pneumonia' (which it is very hard to get over). One should never gulp turpentine because of this.

I always say, if it is food - that is what you should take.

Exceptions to that? Hydrogen Peroxide (don't drink it, as some suggest, as it is the mother of all free radicals. That is it's purpose, you might say. Glutathione Peroxidase is going to have a heyday and run out of power trying to remove it from your body). But, on the outside? Good stuff, because all it is is pure oxygen. Oxygen is a deadly poison (even to us, that is why the body shuts down oxygen the more we gasp it in.) The thing it kills best, of course, is anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that needs no oxygen to survive). If it smells like a sewer, it is anaerobic bacteria. Gangrene is an anaerobic bacteria.

Moral of the story... conventional doctors are getting worse, and worse. Never take their chemical poisons unless you absolutely have to. And realize that they're almost always wrong.

I am 62 years old and last weekend I hiked ABOVE Massacre Falls in the Superstition Mountains. I've been cross-country by bicycle twice, have both a kayak on top of my SUV and a bike rack on the back. One should NEVER stop moving. I hike 5 miles a day. Yesterday I hiked up to some huge rocks on the East side of the Superstitions.

Use food to heal yourself. Use simple things to kill bacteria such as garlic, oregano oil, tea tree oil, kaolic deodorized aged garlic, salt water, bleach, 91% alcohol, iodine... the things people have used for years.

I've been to a doctor's about 3 times in my life.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ning (Springfield, Missouri) on 01/01/2013

My husband had jock itch not very long ago and it looked real bad, it was very red and burning he said, he tried all the cream for jock itch, but anyway, I research here on earthclinic and I read Apple Cider Vinegar so I told my husband to give it a try, so after he shower he used about one half cup Apple Cider Vinegar and alum power ( 3x a day)and u know what after 2 days of treatment before he knew it was completely gone, Apple Cider Vinegar do wonders.. He is jock itch free for 2 days now. thanks again earthclinic...

Replied by Shuranda
(Lancaster, Ca)

How do I use the apple cider, because I have used all the creams and foot powder and nothing has worked, I have it up under my breast and my inner thigh and it's real red and itches and burn, can someone please give me some advice on how to use the apple cider vinegar.

Replied by Thewind777
(Mesa, Az)

Let me say a bit about why I think this is such a problem in the world. The overuse of antibiotics is what caused fungus, and yeast (Candida Albicans) to become so prevalent.

When I was a child, no matter what ailment I had my doctor prescribed Penicillin. When I was 5, I had a boil on my thumb (probably from sucking my thumb after I had a sliver because I remember it starting from a black dot).

After the Penicillin treatments, I had some kind of scaly skin behind my ears. I was given some ointment to put on it and it went away (don't know what the ointment was).

As time went along, I had more and more Penicillin treatments (as did my family). My brother used to have severe constipation (probably caused by all the healthy flora being destroyed in his colon). Our septic tank stopped working properly and Dad had to dig it out and drain the crap down into a hole in the ground (probably our dumping penicillin-filled crap down the toilet killed all the beneficial bacteria in the septic tank and caused IT to get constipated, you might say).

Later, in Jr. High, I started getting severe dandruff. Dandruff is a fungus that lives in your hair follicles.

Dad started getting scally stuff on his eyelids (it never went away, had it up to when he died). My Mother had a strange red rash on her nose that was called 'Rosacaea' (probably was yeast, I would now say).

I had a red rash that spread from where my glasses touched my face until it was all over my eyebrow area and nose.

I finally got rid of that rash when I was 50 by repeatedly applying iodine tincture about 10 times-per-day. The 'Psoriasis, or Rosacea' is now gone. Psoriasis and Rosacea shouldn't go away.

For almost 20 years I've been trying to repopulate by eating yogurt, taking Megadophilus tablets, eating no starch, no bread, no spaghetti, no sugar, no alcohol.

Whenever I eat anything with sugar, I have anger attacks. When I eat starch (particularly pancakes) I used to get very strange symptoms.

When I am exposed to fungus, I sometimes get light-headed and feel like fainting (probably aspergillus).

Recently found out that Citric Acid that is put in foods is made from aspergillus.

So, the yeast / fungus in the groin area is just a small symptom of a widespread problem. I call it 'The 40-year time bomb' because 40 years after people are given antibiotics is when the problem really occurs.

Candida Albicans yeast is the real problem. It finds permanent domicile in your colon. It has two forms, a ball-form where it is yeast... and a 'hyphal form' meaning it turns into a fungus which puts out roots that burrow into and through your colon wall, causing what is termed 'leaky gut syndrome'. After that, food passes through your colon into your body, then your body tries fighting the food as if it were an attacking organism.

How does one get that imbalance back in order? Well, it should have been done 40 years BEFORE by taking Megadophillus to repopulate immediately following the antibiotics. But nobody told me about it, and doctors still don't tell anybody about the problem.

Afterwards? It's very difficult to fight off the widespread attachment of a fungus to the inside of your colon wall that has sent roots through the wall.

And, if you ask doctors, they say that doesn't occur (photos don't show little to nothing. Might show a slight reddish hue to the wall of your colon. Nothing that alerts the doctor that there is any problem).

If you try killing off the stuff by taking things, the Candida dies, releasing alkaline, causing the atmosphere to be even more condusive to growing more Candida. Acidophillus means 'Acid-loving', meaning that it dies in an alkaline environment. More Candida grows, the shock of their death releases 60 toxins which cause a shock to your colon wall causing it to release L-Glutamine, which thins the wall of the colon.

Moral of the story? After taking antibiotics, repopulate with Acidophilus EVERY TIME and immediately.

One you have had this occur for years, don't immediately start killing it with full force - or you might set up an even better-to-have-Candida-thrive atmosphere in the colon.

"How does one regrow a tropical rain forest once it has been chopped down." is the problem.

So, you start by changing your diet from one which encourages yeast growth, to one which doesn't. Drop starches, stop eating spaghetti, stop eating sugar, eat more vegetables and fruit (which are both alkaline, but they don't feed the Candida, at least). Stop drinking alcohol.

Start eating yogurt, start eating things which discourage yeast growth (garlic in your food, oregano as a flavoring, coconut oil replaces all other oils, start supplementing your diet with probiotics).

Keep this up for 20 years. After 20 years has gone by... your health will improve. Candida will go away.

Once it is gone, eat tons of fruit. Keep eating it. Lots of raw vegetables. Learn what Candida doesn't like, and eat that.

Then you can start re-introducing 'complex carbohydrates' such as Rye Crackers which have nothing in the ingredients besides rye, for example. (but only after many years of eating a no-starch diet have gone by).

"Whole Grain" is all you should eat, afterwards. Never eat anything with flour in it, ever again. You don't need flour in your life, nor does one need alcohol. Alcohol is like taking an antibiotic, constantly. It is just the other way you are constantly taking an antibiotic and killing-off your intestinal flora. All alcoholics have yeast problems.

Things that help re-establish a proper balance:

Yogurt, only plain yogurt (no sugar).

Garlic, tons of garlic.

Coconut oil (has caprylic acid in it, which kills yeast and fungus). Sea Buckthorn Oil (keep in fridge because it goes rancid almost immediately).

Learn what else helps reduce candida growth in your colon.

So, your jock itch is a symptom. Oftentimes 'Jock Itch' is not Tinea at all, but Candida Albicans 'Yeast' (not only women get yeast infections, particularly if you were given tons of antibiotics). The real cause is antibiotics followed by doctors who are completely ignorant. Moral of the story? ALWAYS repopulate after antibiotics with probiotics. You'll save yourself a world of problems.

Replied by Timh
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TW: Candida is probably the most covered topic here at E.C., and many people are receiving help after undergoing drudgery of infection like your personal testimony.

Bill Thompson has covered most every angle on this subject in his book Killing So Sweetly.

If I might quickly add some additional remedies to your list which have proven effective.

1. Zapping & Colloidal Silver combo rotation.

2. Turpentine or Kerosene

3. Kefir (said to be many times more powerful than yogurt)

Replied by Greta
(AL, US)

I agree with you regarding the use of antibiotics and then, years later, getting yeast/fungus problems. I have had diarrhea since kindergarten--as long as I can remember. Prior to K, I had chronic sore throat/cough and had lots of penicillin. Then I had my tonsils out, so even more penicillin. The next fall, I started kindergarten and my lifetime of D. Now, in my 50s, I'm finally getting under control thru dedicated use of acv, coconut oil, probiotics and careful eating. I warn everyone I know about this problem, but they pooh-pooh me.

Replied by Baenasaru
(New York, New York)

I tried white vinegar and 91% alcohol. It worked. The itching stopped within a few hours. What a relief. I was going crazy. I had the problem for 7 month. Thanks, EarthClinic.

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Yes - We too like the combo of rubbing alcohol (70 or 90%) and ACV (w/ the mother). We mix it in a little glass jar and apply it undiluted with those small round disposable makeup remover pads that come in a tube and can usually get these at a dollar store. An old glass spice bottles work great for your solution. Apply it 4x daily or every 4 hrs and the results are remarkable. We leave it on a few minutes then blot dry well using paper towels and discard. Using a reusable cloth towel isn't the best idea as we don't want anything transferring elsewhere. By the end of the week (max), all is well.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Acv Ftw (Yakima, Wa) on 12/08/2011

Short and sweet,

ACV cure my skin (fungal, I believe) rash in my groin area, mostly on the inner thighs. Red and blotchy, itched when scratched. Jock Itch I suppose? Applied it straight up, soaked on a sheet of toilet paper and as of now, 4 days later, its flaky and not inflamed any more, returning to natural skin color. Turned red and became a little more inflamed when applied, then subsided, also slightly burned. Garlic, Coconut oil and whatever else I threw on there didn't have as much as an effect as ACV. If it burns, you know it's workin.

REALLY WORKED WELL. Thanks for the info. Much Love

Replied by Yeastman
(Poway, Ca, Usa)

Jock ItchL Applied apple cider vinegar 2-3 times daily and took a 1oz shot twice daily for about two weeks. ACV relieved itchy sensation for a few hours when applied externally, but did nothing to reduce the problem. Taken internally it just rotted the enamel on my teeth.

It seems to work for sufferers of yeast infections, so possibly it depends on the strain of fungus or severity.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jim (Deaborn Hts, Michigan) on 09/16/2011

This has probably been covered but will add my opinion. I had jock itch for years, gets pretty unconfortable during the summer. Tried using commercial stuff and alcohol but would be back next day. Then used one treatment of apple cider vinegar and it is gone. I wouldn't have believed it if anyone had told me but my own experience made me a believer. Try it.

Replied by Cody
(Centurion, Gauteng)

How exactly did you use the apple cider vinager and how often?

Replied by Ed
(Baltimore, Md)

Had jock itch for a couple years, tried about everything to get rid of it. Started to get much worse quickly, luckily I found this site. Cider vinegar gave some immediate itch relief. Pouring 1/2 cup of clorox bleach into bath water and soak for 10 mins is very effective. Air dry before getting dressed. Apply some athletes foot ointment then cover that with vaseline. About a week of that and it's almost gone. Also washed clothes sheets and towels in borax, no clue if it helped but probably a good idea.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Diatomaceous Earth

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Posted by Stacy (Missouri) on 04/28/2023

ACV works though painful at first. I apply it straight full strength and let dry and then I make a mixture of ACV and diatomaceous earth food grade, make a paste. Apply it thick, use hair dryer, it will turn white when dry. This will keep all moisture away and dry it out better than any powder and keeps the ACV on it. I tried pills, creams, garlic baths, none works as good as ACV and the paste.

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Posted by Lalit C. (India) on 11/02/2022 3 posts

Lalit, 47, male, Indian. Suffering from chronic jock itch or ringworm infection since 3 years plus. I was prompt in visiting a dermatologist who prescribed creams and some oral supplements, it worked for a few weeks if I recall correctly, and then when I used to leave applying it would come back. So it is a very persistent form of fungal infection that can be embarrassing as the urge to itch your buttocks, butt crack, groin area in public can be seen as uncouth and uncivilised howsoever polished you are! In 2021 I visited another derma who prescribed shower wash, cream, powders and supplements. It worked for a while but never went away. Then I believe it even grew resistant to the cream I was applying. Quite frustrating. Wasting money, time and effort. This year saw me take refuge in alternative medicine, Homeopathy, and after 5 months of suckling tiny white medications, I can't really say it improved it much or I saw signs of it dying, the living organism that it is! Frustrated I stumbled across Aidance Scientific, a US based natural ingredients based company that had treatments, surprise surprise for both my ailments - the benign but dreaded molluscum contagiosum and fungal jock itch! I managed to get those from the US - Terrasil 6X Max a topical creme, anti-fungal soap bars etc. Started applying but it didn't create a huge difference. I saw some drying, and actually the ring of the ringworm becoming very pronounced - agitated am sure by this strong formula.

The applications continued for a few days and then I chanced upon Earth Clinic looking for maybe a natural solution to MC. I read ACV as a top ranking solution for Jock Itch. Gave it a try applying it with cotton swabs. I couldn't soak my buttocks overnight in it of course so post bath in morning and evening I applied it. There was some improvement but not drastic that I was reading here. Rubbing Alcohol was the no. 1 so I went in for that. I applied it and to my surprise, it did not itch or sting at all contrary to what reviews had reported that it would sting like hell! So was not sure if my fungal infection would respond well to the rubbing alcohol, I read more here on all the possible options people had tried. Garlic, which is an extremely popular ingredient in everyday Indian cooking, cheap most of the times, readily available across the year, with anti-fungal, anti-microbial, anti-viral properties. Some research is being done over the years.

With the success I got with ACV on my MC, I braved to experiment a solution all my own - mix ACV with freshly ground Garlic. Peel the garlic cloves, use any kind of kitchen vessel to crush it, it becomes mushy and leaves it juice. Put all of it in a glass container that has perhaps one table spoon os slightly more of ACV (Heinz). Keep it overnight and apply post bath in the morning after drying the area. Repeating the same in the evening post bath. Trust me, after the very first application, I can confidently report, the itch which was horrible for years and not a day where I wont be scratching my bottom, WENT AWAY!! In one application! Unbelievable. Of course I have continued to apply it for almost 10 days now and I think I would have itched 1% of my prior levels of itching! It's a big area, chronic for 3 years so I am giving it a month of applying daily morning and evening, the ACV with garlic - applied and left on, perhaps dried naturally for 5 minutes before wearing clothing, but am very happy with the no itch days and nights I am experiencing currently and hope this terrible infection doesn't ever come back.

Please try on a small area first maybe as garlic may cause some burns on sensitive skin. But hey...mix ACV with garlic and see it work on your most irritant Ringworm infection. Be at it for a few weeks if the skin was discoloured (as in my case) or the ringwork was visible (as is with me). Am sure it will go away. I shall come back and report more. Thanks for reading. All the best. You are NOT alone! Have faith. It will be defeated.

Replied by Razz

Lalit, Did your jock itch go away in the end (with ACV and Garlic)? I didn't see your update. I am in a similar situation.

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Posted by Thewind777 (Mesa, Arizona) on 01/19/2015

I have tried just about everything on the planet. It never was red, nor was it visible much (if you spread the ball sack it would look shiny).

Best things which work to completely remove the problem over time:

I found that a combination of things, together, works well. Two that nobody has mentioned that can help: Kyolic Garlic liquid would work well. Apply, then let it dry with a hair drier.

ACV, full-strength, applied three times-per-day which has 3 cloves of garlic cut in half put into the bottle.

35% Hydrogen Peroxide mixed 2 teaspoons of 35% to 15 teaspoons of distilled water. Apply, let it stand a few minutes, blot dry, hair drier, or rub until dry. This makes a solution which is a bit stronger than 3% (about 5%); but doesn't burn you.

WARNING! Always keep 35% in a plastic bag in the fridge. If you were to ever drink it, you would die a horrid death. When you mix it, treat it like it's battery acid. It causes thick white burns that are painful. Mix it over the sink and shake the bottle afterwards, washing off the outside of the bottle and drying it completely.

After it is mixed up, mark it clearly and put the dilution strength on it with a Sharpie Marker. Use it at least three times-per-day.

Alternate with 70% or greater Alcohol. Remember that proof of alcohol is twice the percentage of alcohol in the bottle. So, get 180 proof Jamaican Rum if you can find it.

Dust lightly with Boric Acid. You can find it in the insect killing area because it is used to kill cockroaches. Many are scared of Boric Acid... but they say it isn't much more poisonous than Baking Soda is.

Borax is NOT Baking Soda. It is related to it, but it is not Boric Acid.

Then, after you have thoroughly dried the area... apply 100% lanolin to the area. Lanolin does NOT wash off and stops all oxygen to reaching the fungus. Works better than Vaseline because it just can't be washed off and is thicker than Vaseline.


Methods I'd stay away from? NEVER use 35% Hydrogen Peroxide, straight from the bottle (Unless you love chemical burns on your balls).

NEVER use straight Thyme Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Peppermint Oil or Oregano Oil on your private parts, period (unless you LIKE extreme pain, your balls contracting severely from the excruciating pain, with nothing that you do to try and wash it off working and the skin peeling off extremely tender balls for three days as it heals to occur). Even diluted oils of these types is NOT recommended. If you can get rid of the problem with things which don't burn and sting, why use things which burn and sting and give you a third-degree burn on your private parts?

Do these things three times-per-day and alternate treatments. Keep it up for a couple weeks, way past when the itching goes away.

Then, when you go camping, take a small bottle of ACV with you, some powdered boric acid in a tiny ziplock bag (you can get 1" x 1" bags on-line). and take a tiny bit of lanolin with you in another bag.

If you ever go swimming in water holes, this can start up itching quite quickly. After sex, after swimming in any water supply that is not chlorinated, after camping and sleeping in your sleeping bag for hours... Apply the vinegar, let it dry. Put the boric acid on it. Cover with lanolin. Go to sleep. Do it again when you wake up.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Rubbing Alcohol

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Posted by Chris (Dighton, Ma) on 03/05/2016

For jock itch: I have used ACV and tea tree oil.

I have found that a combination of Apple Cider Vinegar and 91% alcohol knocks it out quickly. Spay it on after your shower and let it dry. Spay it on before going to bed. Then the same regimen the next day. By the third day it is just about gone. Continue the treatment for 2 weeks to make sure you got it all.

Spray your feet also, just in case there is some hiding in between your toes.

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Hi could you elaborate on the process a bit more?? Has the jock itch returned at all??

Baking Soda

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Posted by Paracelsus (Orlando, Fl) on 07/04/2018 47 posts

Baking soda for jock itch and all fungal infections:

I have had jock itch on various occasions and have been able to easily and quickly resolve the fungal infection with sodium bicarbonate aka baking soda. I either pour a mixture of water and baking soda on the affected area or paste some powder directly on the area. In order to prevent a recurrence I eat yoghurt or supplement with probiotics. I also would drink some baking soda and/or acv.

Baking soda is a very powerful antifungal and can take care of all fungus including athletes foot and yeast infections. It is also used to fight fungus associated with cancer. Dr. Simoncini from Italy cured many cancers with just sodium bicarbonate.

Since many people suffer from fungal infection after being treated with antibiotics, it is important to regrow the beneficial bacteria in your gut with probiotics.

Benzoyl Peroxide Cream

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Posted by Ed (Houston, Tx) on 06/27/2018

Jock Itch Cure...??

I have used all the over the counter antifungals to no avail. I know H202 was a good astringent for Jock Itch. However, I used Benzoyl Peroxide 10% cream (acne treatment) and within 2 days my severe rash was diminishing quickly. The Itch and smell was just about gone. At 6 days it was evident that this was the best treatment. At $2.60 a tube (generic brand) I can walk again!!!