The causes of hidradenitis suppurativa and jock itch can be classified into 4 main groups, namely: genetic, hormonal, anatomical/physiological and environmental. First of all, it is important to understand that the sweat glands are also known as apocrine glands. These glands are found only in certain parts of the body such as the groin, armpits and around the nipples. The function of these particular sweat glands is different from those found in other parts of the body.
Firstly, most of us have heard about an individual who tends to sweat more than others even when he or she is doing the same activity as everyone else. This is a result of hereditary factors; there are people who naturally produce more sweat than others. Secondly, hormones also play a large part in this condition as it has been found that women tend to suffer from hidradenitis suppurativa more often than men do. Thirdly, there are anatomical and physiological factors that lead to jock itch; if one’s hair follicles are too deeply embedded in skin tissue then this will cause friction which leads to rashes on skin that may then become infected. Finally, environmental factors such as heat, tight clothing and stress will lead to excessive sweating and thus causing rashes that may
Jock Itch is a common skin ailment that affects the groin area. The groin area is the area where the upper thighs meet the trunk, or the body. The rash can spread to involve the inner thigh and genital area. It can affect both men and women.
What are the symptoms of jock itch?
The symptoms of jock itch include burning, itching, cracked, scaly skin in the groin area. It often has sharply-defined edges and may blister or ooze. In dark-skinned people, it may appear as lighter areas in the groin.
How do you get jock itch?
Jock itch is caused by a fungus. The fungus grows in warm, moist areas, such as under clothing or between folds of skin near the groin area. It occurs more commonly in people who sweat a lot or who are overweight. People with diabetes who have higher levels of sugar in their urine are also more likely to develop jock itch because yeast likes a higher sugar environment to grow.
The fungus which causes jock itch can be spread through direct contact (skin to person), through contact with contaminated objects such as towels and clothing, or from surfaces such as showers or locker room floors. Many people have this fungus on their bodies at
Jock Itch, known medically as tinea cruris, is a fungal infection of the groin area. Jock itch is most commonly caused by the fungus Trichophyton Rubrum and usually begins on one side of the groin and spreads to both sides. Jock itch also can spread to the skin fold outside the genitals and to inner thighs. Because it’s a skin fungus you can easily get jock itch from a locker room, or even from your own gym equipment in your home. There are many types of fungus that can cause jock itch and these types of infections may be contagious. If you have an active jock itch infection you can pass it on to another person or spread it throught your body if you scratch the infected area, then touch another part of your body.
Jock Itch is a fungal infection that affects men more often than women. The medical term for Jock Itch is Tinea Cruris which means “fungus in the groin”. The fungus Trichophyton rubrum causes most cases of this common skin disease. This type of fungus thrives in warm, moist areas such as folds of skin in the groin area making Jock Itch very common among athletes and people who sweat heavily.
Jock itch is caused by a group of fungi called dermatophytes and is more common in men than women. The fungi thrive in warm, moist areas of the body and may spread to the genitals, inner thighs and buttocks.
Jock itch causes an itchy, red rash that may be ring-shaped. In dark-skinned people, the affected skin may appear lighter or darker.
A doctor can usually diagnose jock itch based on your symptoms and an exam of your skin. Doctors often treat jock itch with antifungal creams or sprays.
Preparing for your appointment
You’re likely to start by seeing your family doctor or a general practitioner. You might be referred to a doctor who specializes in skin disorders (dermatologist).
Here’s some information to help you get ready for your appointment.
What you can do
Be aware of any pre-appointment restrictions. At the time you make the appointment, ask if there’s anything you need to do in advance, such as restrict your diet.
Write down any symptoms you’re experiencing, including any that may seem unrelated to the reason for which you scheduled the appointment.
Write down key personal information, including recent stressors in your life or changes