I have been feeling self conscious about reporting this remedy. Because I myself find it so unconventional. But I thought that if it worked for me, it could work for many other people.
For a few weeks, my jock Itch was preventing me form a good night sleep. The itch would keep me awake. I started to check earthclinic remedies and was ready to try the ACV. But I did not do it right away. And then, I discovered another remedy by accident.
The way it happened was that one Sunday morning, I was going to take a shower before going to Church. But I found out that I had no soap. None whatsoever. I knew it, but had forgotten to buy more the day before.
I did not want to miss Church, but also I would feel very unease going to church having skipped shower. Then It came to mind a TV commercial (about a dishwashing liquid) that I used to watch as a little kid. The claim was that it was very effective cleaning dishes, but also so gentle on the hands, that certain beautician was using it to soak her clients hands into it before manicures.
As I remembered, I figured that if it was so kind on the hands, It would not hurt to use it only once to take a shower. And so I did. But because I had this Jock Itch problem, I made sure to apply a small amount of dishwashing liquid to my scrotum and all immediate areas. And just as I was applying and rubbing the area (with a small towel as is my custom when I shower), I could not help to notice an immediate relief.
That day, my itch did not bother me, and also during the night the itch was gone. Therefore, I decided to use it a few more days. But finally, since my whole body skin felt so clean and good after shower, I decided to make a switch. Now I use dishwashing liquid for my shower all the time. But have not told anybody so they won't think I am eccentric.
The specific liquid I use is Dawn Ultra Platinum. Again, It has worked for me, and itch was gone right after first usage, not to return again. But I know I'm not using this liquid for its intended purpose.
DMSO diluted 1:3 or so in water cured my terrible jock itch. I tried every remedy on Earthclinic but only DMSO cured it. With just one or two applications it was gone. No burn or pain either. Not sure why nobody else knows about this. I actually put some magnesium chloride in my mixture but pretty sure that was not the reason it worked.
Just soak your area in the dmso water, rub it in real well... leave it on like that at least 5 minutes before rinsing off.
Just thought I'd say what I have tried, over the years, which DIDN'T work.
Many oils seemed to increase the problem, not decrease it (including Olive Oil and Coconut Oil)
Oregano Oil, thyme oil, Tea Tree Oil and Eucalyptus Oil are all extremely caustic and I would never recommend anybody using any of them on their private parts (even if thinned with Olive Oil). "Burn your skin off" is what they do.
Iodine can work... but you have to apply it multiple times and that causes chemical burns, also.
All OTC products are crap. None work for long. Tinactin worked best; but not long-lasting. Maybe if you never had jock itch before, and you had it for ten minutes, and then you put it on it might work.
Repeated ACV, all-by-itself, didn't get rid of it.
Kyolic Garlic all-by-itself sometimes does pretty well at keeping it away for a time.
High-alcohol content alcohol treatment done 3-4 times-per-day, alternating with 5% Hydrogen Peroxide (2 half-teapoons 35% Food-grade Hydrogen Peroxide mixed with 15 half-teapoons distilled water) alternating with 100% ACV with Mother (the cloudy stuff in the bottom of the jar. allowed to dry completely, then powdered with Boric Acid or Borax afterwards. Cover with lanolin after it is all completely dry (I use "NOW Solutions" 100% Pure Lanolin 7 oz. from Amazon).
After the problem has gone away, try mixing a Probiotic with Bifidus Longum and Lactobacillus Acidophillus to coconut oil and apply it. This will kill most of it, but allow some to repopulate. What works in the colon should also work in your butt crack.
This is the first time I've had jock itch. I'm 52 myself and tried the over the counter stuff. IT DIDN'T WORK! All it seem to do spread it more really made worse! Started reading on this site someone mention olive oil and garlic and someone also mention baking soda made a paste with that applied it did burn a bit but took the pain for 30 min. Like they said to do after the first it seemed to almost disappear over night did this for 3 days just in case also did the rubbing alcohol treatment two to three times a day by the third day it was 90 percent gone and was still fading away. Thanks for the insight. Men women do this it worked for me. by the way I also ate one glove of garlic a day like some mention kills it from the inside out.
For the last two years I have been bothered with itching armpits and jock itch. I have routinely shaved both areas and kept clean and dry. I tried everything. Clotrimazole 1% knocked it down but never completely out. One evening I had a terrific urge for garlic bread. I made it with olive oil and lots and lots and lots of garlic powder. I ate the whole loaf with scrambled eggs and garlic. The next morning I noticed I didn't itch as badly. For the next few days I ate garlic on everything. Powdered, fresh and frozen cloves. After about 3-4 days my rashes and itching were completely gone. I haven't had a hint of an itch or rash in 8 months. And I eat a lot of garlic. All I can say is it worked for me and I highly recommend trying it. (Freezing Hint - A store went out of business and I bought a large bag of fresh garlic. Tried hanging it but it started molding. I broke the bulbs into cloves filling 4 one-gal. Sealed bags and put in the freezer. That was more than a year ago and they still taste delicious. I take out as many cloves as needed, cut both ends off and the peel falls away. When thawed they are a little mushing and flavor concentrated, but in a stir fry, salad dressing or smoothy who cares)
Friends... Being a female.. I can tell u... Jock itch becomes more problematic.. As the monthly periods add more to the already worse condition of jock itch... It developed as a ringworm in my groin area... Later developed into big rashes.. Itching like hell... Suffered atleast for 4 full days.. Applied antifungal creams... No use.. Was hopeful that it will go by 6th day at least... But no.. It did'nt go... Out of frustration took 4 cloves of GARLIC. (had read in some website.. Garlic to be antifungal). Made a paste... Did not mix anything in the paste... Applied directly on the area of rashes.. It burned like hell... But I was ready to go thru any sort of pain to get rid of it... You won't believe... The itching is gone just in one application.. And hope that another one or two application will set me free... GARLIC REALLY WORKS...
(Poway, Ca, Usa)
(Woodland Hills, US)
Don't waste your time with Gold Bond's. You will see it dissapear very quickly and then come back right away. Gold Bond only impacts the symptoms, not the underlying cause. I've been applying ACV 2-3 times a day to my scrotum over the past 3 days and the area of infection has become very inflamed and slightly scabbing. Not sure if this is part of the process but will try it for 3-4 more days.
Gold Bond Powder
This has worked in my family for jock itch. Washing the area really well with a Tea Tree soap. Dry well and use GOLD BOND POWDER in the green bottle. It burns like fire for a few minutes but the next day the itching is gone. Do again the next day just to be on the safe side. Worked very well.
(Cherry Hill, Nj)
(Westwood, New Jersey, Usa)
(Salisbury, Maryland, United States)
(Statesville, Nc, Usa)
My husband used 3 per cent hydrogen peroxide (35 per cent food grade hydrogen peroxide diluted 1:10 with filtered water) sprayed onto his groin area, then left to dry, morning and evening. The spray did not sting in any way. The jock itch soon went away, and has never come back. This is an effective and cheap remedy.
(Reno, Nv, United States)
(Red Deer Ab Canada)
I've had 'jock itch' now for around 20 years. It comes and goes and is always worse in the summer. I've tried all the creams and sprays and all they do is suppress it and control it. I ordered some food grade H202 on line, 35% and just dabbed it on with a cotton ball and it immediately turned white and started to burn, I let it burn for about 20 seconds then jumped in the shower and rinsed it off. I did this again at night.The next day I diluted it by half and applied it again for as long as I could stand it, no longer then a minute. As I did this I noticed that the fungus was spread around a larger area then I ever imagined. I had small areas that went from my inner leg all the way up above my pubic hair. Anyway after about 10 days the insidious fungus was eradicated and hasn't come back! Thank you Earth Clinic. I am now huffing H202 a few times a day and I gargle with it twice a day and notice my teeth are getting whiter and cleaner. Who knew?
I've used hydrogen peroxide, 3% pharmacy grade cut 50% with water, to rinse my mouth before brushing, which has been a great help with eliminating bad breath and plaque. But here's a remedy that no one may have thought - a treatment for "tinea cruris" commonly known as jock itch. I had an issue with this for several months and during this period, several times a week, I used Curex and other over-the-counter options to eliminate it, spending $20.00 to $30.00 to no avail. I knew hydrogen peroxide was effective in killing bacteria, so, as a last resort, I cut the pharmacy 3% grade 50%, just like the mouth wash, and used it-in 2 days!!! the itch and soreness was gone! No joke. Total cost 20 cents!
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)
I'm not a big fan of pharmaceuticals, so did a little bit of research on my favourite remedy for many things to see wether there are applications for it in treating jock itch - hydrogen peroxide. I applied 3% solution with a drenched piece of cotton wool which burnt like CRAZY, leaving the infected area red, sore and tender. I'm not sure whether the hydrogen peroxide finally aided or not, but in any event I had to do something about the discomfort as it was time to go to work and the next simplest thing I could think of was plain petroleum jelly.
After applying a decent amount of petroleum jelly on the affected area the sting went away and when I got home I applied some more before going to bed. By the morning the rash was more than 90% gone and the itch as well! Amazing! I can't wait until next year to see whether petroleum jelly by itself would be effective-- I've read that this fungus which affects the top layer of skin cannot receive oxygen through oil and thus dies upon the application of most oils or lotions.
(San Jose, Ca)
I read that kefir would get rid of Jock itch. I was given lamisil topical and oral by my doctor last summer and it went away but this summer it returned.
I have tried some remedies from here like ACV with didnt work for me, teatre oil seemed to work but made it worst.The best thing I used was vaseline, but still the next day I could feel th yeasty cheesy smell that Ive grown to hate.
So Ive been keeping it under control with vaseline.
I started drinking homemade kefir and I saw other health benefits but no benefit on my jock itch. I applied the kefir milk to my jock itch too, and I got relieve but the smell was back the next day.
2 days ago I saw my kefir grains were growing too much so I thought, why not use th kefir grains straight on my jock itch?
So I took a shower and washd the area with first hot water, then cold water for long time sinc I heard its good to apply cold.I dont use any soap sinc it has always agravate my problem.Then I dried the area with a towell I grabbed about 1 or 2 tbsps of kefir grains and I rubbed it on all the area for about 5 min .
Try to filter the grains befor so they dont have much milk, remember milk is food for all fungus yeast and it turns to glucose so milk is not the best thing to apply.
Be careful cause it can be very messy, grains will fall to the floor your feet etc.
It was just amazing, at the same tim I was rubbing the grains over my skin, the red patches were turning brown, it was killing the fungus in front my eyes and it felt so refreshing.
I didnt rinse. Latr while laying in bed I felt some stinging I thought oh no this is not working but I think it was the fungus dying.
Long story short, 2 days later I feel no disconfort AT ALL. Theres no redness only dark pigmentation that will go overtime, no swelling.And the best indicator.Its been 2 days I dont take a shower Ive sweat a lot and its summer but I dont have that cheesy yasty smell anymore.You may think Im nasty but I just wanted to fully test the kefir grains effect with only one use.
Im in disbilief caus lamisil took the pain away and rash but the cheesy smell was always there and thats how I knew it would com back eventually.
The reason behind this working is:
one kefir grains are tooo acidic, much more than the milk that you drink from the grains yt it doesnt irritate the skin like alcohol vinegar lemon etc
two.Kefir brains also contain billions of benefitial bateria yeast and fungus that when applied to your skin compete with the candida responsible for jock itch to survive, killing it in the process.
So this is my recipe, wash throuly with warm and then cold water.Dry the area with a towell and or hair drier.Rub the kefir grains for as long as you can in every area, let it air dry for a few minutes and gt dressed as usual.
Reducing sugar bread intake and drinking raw kefir is aditional help.Also dont use soap in that area sinc soaps remove your skin natural protection.
Please try this, I know how dificult it is to deal with this condition specially psycologically.
Google about kefir, learn how simple it is to make it at home.Find someone near to give you grains or buy them online cheap. You wont be disapointed.I us Milk kefir grains, I ve never had water kefir grains.
Ill keep reporting
Lemon for jock itch - gotta say nay on this one, my lord it burned more than any other remedy on here, sorry
Lemon for jock itch: apply plain lemon juice without adding water. 2 days u get complete cure.
(Rustenburg, North West, South Africa)