can you get atheletes foot fungas on your anal area..?

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    Jock itch is caused by fungi called dermatophytes. These microscopic organisms are normal inhabitants of your skin, and stay in check as long as your skin is clean and dry. People taking broad-spectrum antibiotics, with weakened immune systems, or who have diabetes are more at risk to develop the rash.

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    Jock itch (tinea cruris) is a pretty common fungal infection of the groin and upper thighs.

    Jock itch is also sometimes called crack fungus, crotch itch, bag rot or crotch rot, dhobi itch (after Indian washermen).

    It is a common fungal infection that affects the skin of your inner thighs, buttocks and genitals.

    Men and women encounter the disease worldwide, although it is seen more often in the humid tropics.

    The rash may affect only your groin, but it may spread to include your inner thighs, genitals, and areas around your anus, rectum, or Lesions caused by jock itch can extend from the crease between the inner thigh and pelvis, over the adjacent upper inner thigh, and into the anal area.

    Jock itch occurs almost exclusively in adult men. It can sometimes accompany athlete's foot and ringworm. The fungus that causes jock itch thrives in warm, moist areas. As it grows, it spreads out in a circle, leaving normal-looking skin in the middle. This makes it look like a ring. At the edge of the ring, the skin is lifted up by the irritation and looks red and scaly. Many people with tinea cruris also have athlete's foot. Athlete's foot is called tinea pedis.

    Jock itch gets its name because it is common in people who sweat a lot, like athletes. The medical name for all of these types of fungal infections is a tinea infection, and the medical name for jock itch is tinea cruris (pronounced: tih -nee-uh krur -us). It also often occurs in people who are overweight, but anyone can get the infection.

    Jock itch may be contagious. Some kinds of fungi live on damp surfaces, like the floors in public showers or locker rooms. You can easily pick up a fungus there. It can be passed from one person to the next by direct skin-to-skin contact or contact with unwashed clothing.

    Jock itch usually stays around the creases in the upper thigh and does not involve the scrotum. Symptoms of these infections can vary depending on where they are on the body.

    The most common etiologic agents for tinea cruris include Trichophyton rubrum and Epidermophyton floccosum ; less commonly Trichophyton mentagrophytes and Trichophyton verrucosum are involved. The source of the fungus is usually the soil, an animal (usually a cat, dog, or rodent), or most often, another person. Staying in a bathing suit greatly increases your chances of acquiring Jock Itch.

    Causes of Jock itch

    The common causes and risk factor's of Jock itch include the following:

    Jock itch is caused by fungi called dermatophytes. These microscopic organisms are normal inhabitants of your skin, and stay in check as long as your skin is clean and dry.

    People taking broad-spectrum antibiotics, with weakened immune systems, or who have diabetes are more at risk to develop the rash.

    Wearing tight clothes or athletic supporters can aggravate the problem further.

    Lichen simplex chronicus.


    Jock itch may spread to the anus, causing anal itching and discomfort.

    Chemical irritation.

    Symptoms of Jock itch

    Some sign and symptoms related to Jock itch are as follows:

    A circular, red, raised rash with elevated edges.

    Itching and redness in your groin, including your genitals, inner thighs, buttocks and anal area.

    Flaking, peeling or cracking skin in your groin.

    Abnormally dark or light skin.

    You may have other fungal skin rashes such as athlete's foot or ringworm on other body parts.

    In long-standing infections, the rash becomes less itchy and less red, and the plaques may fuse together.

    Treatment of Jock itch

    Here is list of the methods for treating Jock itch:

    Jock itch is treated with one of two types of antifungal medications -- azoles or allylamines.

    For a mild case of jock itch, your doctor may suggest first using an over-the-counter antifungal ointment, lotion, powder or spray.

    Keep the skin clean and dry.

    Apply topical over-the-counter antifungal or drying powders, such as those that contain miconazole, clotrimazole, or tolnaftate.

    Wash and then dry the area using a clean towel.

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     Have An Itchy Butt. What do I do?It's one thing to scratch your arm, or even your armpit, in public, but your butt? An itchy butt can be a cause of great discomfort and embarrassment. We've all found ourselves backing away from a conversation, unable to concentrate on anything but finding a bathroom and fast! Having an itchy butt once in a while can be attributed to a hasty wipe-up after a bowel movement, or tight underwear made out of a fabric other than cotton. If your butt is chronically itchy, you should find out why. It could be hemorrhoids, jock itch, lack of hygiene or even pinworms. Once you ascertain the problem, you can figure out how to get relief.

    Sometimes the cause of butt itch is simple. Perhaps your underwear are made out of a fabric other than cotton, or maybe they are too tight. Wear looser cotton underwear to prevent itch.

    Not wiping properly can also cause an itchy bum. Cottonelle Moist Wipes feel great and guarantee a fresh, clean butt. Tush Wipes come in small individual packs so you can take them everywhere.You should also wash at least once daily with mild soap.

    You could potentially have jock itch, a common fungal infection found in your thighs, buttocks and genitals. It looks like a red, ring-shaped rash and it itches like crazy. Jock itch is typically found in people who sweat a lot or who are overweight, but really, anyone can get it. You can even get jock itch from having athlete’s foot. To clear up your jock itch, you will need to apply an antifungal like Cruex or Lotrimin Ultra.

    Hemorrhoids cause painful, burning butt itch. Hemorrhoids are swollen or inflamed veins in your anus and lower rectum. Over-the-counter suppositories, creams, ointments and pads can help immediately treat hemorrhoid discomfort. Calmol 4 suppositories work fast, so you can sit down comfortably sooner. Americaine Hemorrhoidal Ointment is a bestselling ointment that numbs your anus with 20% benzocaine. It is the strongest numbing product available for hemorrhoids. Witch hazel pads are another great treatment for hemorrhoids. They can help you clean up after bowel movements without further irritating your hemorrhoids.

    Pinworms are a type of roundworm infection. They are parasites that lay microscopic eggs that hatch into adults, measuring 0.2 to 0.4 inches. The worms grow in your intestine and go to your digestive system to lay eggs in the anal area. Then the worms escape out of your anus. Sounds awful, right? At first, pinworms won�t cause any symptoms, but as the infection worsens, you will experience itching of the anal or vaginal area, insomnia, irritability and restlessness, and certain gastrointestinal symptoms like stomach aches and nausea. Pinworms can be treated with an over-the-counter remedies like Pin-X. You'll also need to wash all your clothes and bedding, and treat everyone you live with.

    To lessen your butt itch, you can apply a 1% hydrocortisone cream to the area twice a day. If you are still itching after a few days, you should see a doctor.


    That's a lot of info but I no longer worry.......

    My Fleamily are pleased with you (we like itchy)

    Countrybunkin? What would we do without you??!!
    This is genius!! Bwahaha! where'd I put that spray.......?
    country bumpkin

    I do my best! lol

    the circular, raised, red rash is ringworm....which is not really a worm, but Tinea.....the most common form of fungus.The hydrocortizone cream will only mask the symtoms. He needs an antifungual cream.
    country bumpkin

    MCM, Tell him not me!

    Now I itch all over!

    Thank you for all info , makes me feel not good just to read it.

    My guess is Yes.

    ….and I thought it was better to itch and scratch than buy the drugstore. Shock and awe... 

    If you get atheletes foot fungus in the mouth is that called foot-in-mouth disease?


    but by no means scratch and then sniff.

    No sense of smell, cut out as a child "to make me smarter"…thanks mom for the inspiration to run.

    Hahaha, lucky you!

    you can get yeast on the buttock and gentials aera call the doctor and get script for nystatin

    Yes. You can get Tinea anywhere on your body. That's the medical  name of the fungus. If you're having anal sex.......don't......b/c it can lead to tears, and other  injuries of the anus......and STD. The anus was not designed to have sex.

    Yes. Ask the Greek Olympics athlete about her slur. Instead of putting her "foot in her mouth", she put it there.  ""


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