man applying a roll on deodorant or antiperspirant to his underarm

Q. My husband suffered with jock itch for a long time. He would use medicine to clear it up but it always returned. Then he tried applying antiperspirant daily to the affected areas, and this solved the problem.

A. Jock itch is caused by fungus that thrives around moisture. The antiperspirant probably keeps his skin dry and discourages fungal growth.

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  1. Bill
    Erie Pa.

    I am 76. I have jock itch for years. Tried doctor’s anti fungal medication. Tried baby power. Starts getting better a day or two then back. Hurts itches. Cut hair. But sweat a lot in groin area. Any suggestions.

    • Bill

      I have had bad groin rash for years. Drives me crazy. Sweat tried baking powder. Anti fungal creams. Anti fungal medicine nothing works. Shower twice a day. Any ideas?

  2. Russel
    United States

    I bought this spray deodorant that said anti-bacterial, then I had an idea to try it out on my chronic jock ith, it seems to remedy the itch and sweat. I only tried it a few times, can’t speak for if it will cure it completely.

  3. Eh

    He didn’t do anything else but this?

  4. LRL

    I also have had good results with Antiperspirant. Now, anyplace I get redness or irritation that persists after a shower, the first thing I try is my antiperspirant stick. Besides killing bacteria, I guess there are some strong skin conditioners in there too, since the companies that make these don’t want users to develop a rash from the active ingredients. I use the solid stick. I don’t know if the liquid or other forms would have the same result.

  5. JenCO

    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 (2 years now). This is an effective and cheap remedy.

  6. DP

    I have suffered from the same problem for 2 years the first time, I used anti fugal cream but it didn’t work. Then after a while the itching disappeared but the smell was still there. Then I just started using antiperspirant to control the smell and after a while everything disappeared. After one year then it came back. Again I used different creams as directed by my doctor but still no difference. Then I used alcohol with iodine to control moisture once or twice a day and after a while it disappeared…

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