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Jock Itch – How to Fight it

Women powder their faces; you’re going to powder your balls. Jock itch—tinea cruris, for the athletically disinclined—is caused by a fungus that thrives on the moisture trapped in your briefs. So, twice a day, wash the affected area, dry it thoroughly, and then douse it with powder to help absorb the day’s dampness.

But here’s the key: Use a brand that contains one of the antifungal ingredients miconazole nitrate or tolnaftate, but no cornstarch; it actually feeds the fungus, making the condition worse.

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