Living With Jock Itch: 8 Things to Know, From Someone Who Has It

Living With Jock Itch: 8 Things to Know, From Someone Who Has It
Jock itch (tinea cruris) is a skin infection caused by a fungus. It is most common in people who sweat a lot. But anyone can get this infection, too. Jock itch often affects the outermost layer of skin. This includes the skin of your genitals, buttocks and inner thighs.  Application of antifungal cream helps control jock itch and eliminate the fungus. But, there are factors that can increase your risk of developing recurrent infection. Here are the facts about this all-too-common fungal infection and answers to questions about living with jock itch. 1. What causes jock itch? Fungi that cause jock itch...
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How to Know if You Have Oral Yeast Infections

How to Know if You Have Oral Yeast Infections
Oral yeast infections, also known oral thrush, are fungal conditions in the mouth caused by Candida albicans. Although the conditions can affect anyone, babies and older adults are more likely to have it because of a weakened immune system. Besides, people with certain health conditions or take certain medications are susceptible to oral thrush. Oral yeast infections are a minor condition if you’re healthy. But the symptoms can be more severe and difficult to control if you have a weakened immune system. To know whether or not you have oral yeast infections and how to treat, you should keep reading...
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