By: Terry Graedon November 1, 2018 0 Comments
    How Aysa, an AI App, Helped a Mother with her Ch…

    Nicole Pharr is used to keeping a close eye on her daughter Madison’s skin. Madison is prone to eczema and has had highly sensitive skin since she was a baby. Still, Nicole was concerned after her d…

    By: Terry Graedon June 4, 2018 5 Comments
    Will Dandruff Shampoo Ease Your Jock Itch?

    Human skin is home to an amazing array of organisms that are too tiny to see with the naked eye. Most of the time, these microbes get along well enough. But occasionally, their ecological system gets …

    By: Terry Graedon December 11, 2017 18 Comments
    What Can You Do About Jock Itch?

    Dermatologists call it tinea cruris. Athletes call it jock itch. What Is Jock Itch? You do not have to be involved in sports to develop a fungal infection in the groin area. Millions of people suffer …

    By: Joe Graedon October 16, 2017 15 Comments
    Jock Itch Treatments for Men and Women

    When most people think of jock itch they imagine young men wearing athletic supporters. In other words, jock straps. These undergarments support the crown jewels while running, biking or engaging in o…

    By: Terry Graedon July 14, 2014 3 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 62 Comments
    Many Remedies May Rout Jock Itch

    Our skin is swarming with microbes we can't see. Most of them are beneficial, or at least not harmful. Occasionally, however, one species or another gets a bit out of hand. That's what we think is hap…

    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 1 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…