By: Terry Graedon July 14, 2014 2 Comments
    Paddler Combats Jock Itch with Vaginal Cream

    Q. I'm an avid canoe paddler. Back in the 1970s when I got started canoeing I learned that wearing denim cut-offs on the river was a very bad idea. I developed terrible jock itch, probably because my …

    By: Joe Graedon June 27, 2013 26 Comments
    Going Without Panties Didn’t Cure Jock Itc…

    Q. The humidity this summer is driving me crazy. I have what men probably call jock itch. It looks like a fungal infection in my groin area. I have tried over-the-counter creams without much success. …

    By: Terry Graedon April 8, 2013 10 Comments
    Catching Jock Itch from a Toilet Seat?

    Q. You have written about the sorry state of public restrooms and wet toilet seats. You said to worry more about bacteria on flush handles or doorknobs, but what about jock itch? Women get it just as …

    By: Terry Graedon March 3, 2011 19 Comments
    Treatments For Jock Itch

    Q. I've been fascinated by the discussion of jock itch in your column. I've had this problem for years and tried dozens of over-the-counter medicines. None of them worked for more than a few days. Las…

    By: Terry Graedon September 20, 2010 17 Comments
    Listerine Fights Marine’s Jock Itch

    Q. I was in Marine Corps boot camp early in 1970 and developed a bad case of jock itch. My drill instructor, although an extremely harsh and seemingly uncaring guy, had warned us all of this possibili…

    By: Terry Graedon March 15, 2010 51 Comments
    Many Remedies May Rout Jock Itch

    Q. I have a bad case of jock itch, for want of a better word. I've used Neosporin and Lotrimin Ultra and one other medication I can't remember right now. I thought it was getting better, but while I w…

    By: Terry Graedon October 27, 2009 8 Comments
    Antifungal Powder Controlled Jock Itch

    Q. Shortly after moving to Charleston, SC, in 1988 I developed very uncomfortable itching over much of my body, including my armpits, groin and chest. A physician diagnosed it as "Charleston Crud" and…

    By: Terry Graedon September 21, 2009 4 Comments
    Listerine to Counter Laptop Irritation

    Q. I always thought jock itch was a locker room contagion. I don't go to a gym, so I was surprised when my dermatologist told me what I had. He prescribed antifungal drugs. About three months before t…

    By: Terry Graedon July 26, 2007 7 Comments
    Antiperspirant Banishes Jock Itch

    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 t…

    By: Terry Graedon September 3, 2006 0 Comments
    Will Listerine Solve Woman’s Jock Itch?

    Q. I live in a very tropical, hot and humid place. For the past year, I have had recurring yeast infections. My problem is not so much the yeast infection (which I think I now have under control, havi…

    By: Terry Graedon January 9, 2006 0 Comments
    Listerine Works Against Jock Itch and Dandruff

    Q. I have been plagued with jock itch for weeks and had tried a couple of OTC creams with little success. I was getting ready to see my dermatologist when I read about using Listerine for jock itch, a…

    By: Joe Graedon November 7, 2005 5 Comments
    Old-Fashioned Listerine Has New Uses

    The smell and taste of original Listerine are so distinctive that, once experienced, they can never be forgotten. Gargling with this mouthwash can't be described as pleasant. The taste is bitter. It p…

    By: Joe Graedon October 11, 2004 0 Comments
    Dandruff Shampoo May Ease Jock Itch

    Q. Are there natural ways to keep jock itch from returning? My husband has been using Lotrimin cream or other antifungals daily for about 3 years. Within 2 or 3 days of stopping the cream, the rash al…

    By: Joe Graedon April 8, 2002 0 Comments
    Relief For Jock Itch

    Q. I've been fascinated by the discussion of jock itch in your column. I've had this problem for years and tried dozens of over-the-counter medicines. None of them worked for more than a few days.  L…