After many attempts using powders, creams etc for jock itch for relief I decided to try triple antibiotic. The result is less irritability, good night's sleep and a lot more comfort. Has anyone else tried this method?
Jock itch is caused by yeast. The last thing you want to do is use an antibiotic and get rid of the bacteria on your skin, and let the yeast grow. There is a spray made by Tenormin and other manufacturers that works great for jock itch. Its otc. The ointment may stop the itch because it blocks air to the area, but that's the last thing you want to do with yeast.
I know this is from 5 years ago but answering this for others. I tried antibiotic cream after nonstop Lamisil and clotrimazole anti-fungals doing absolutely nothing and the antibiotic cream worked.
Jock itch for a small subset of people can be bacterial. Only try though if all the anti-fungals aren't working since for the majority it is a fungal infection.
Do NOT use backtrack on jock itch. I just did and it was god awful. It started SEVERELY ITCHING immediately. Dont be like this guy...
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