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Avoid DIY Jock Itch Remedies

Posted by John Dugan on Friday, August 2, 2019, In : Men's Health 

As penis health issues go, jock itch is one of the less serious – but also one of the more common. Let’s face it, most guys (probably every guy) would rather have a bad case of jock itch than a sexually transmitted infection (STI) any day. Since jock itch is something that occurs frequently – many men get it and many men get it many times – lots of guys think they can get rid of it by DIY fixes. And while there are some really good over-the-counter treatments for jock itch, there also...


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New Year’s Resolution: No Jock Itch

Posted by John Dugan on Thursday, January 3, 2019, In : Men's Health 

Now that we are into the new year, it’s time to get serious about those resolutions. While a guy is at it, he needs to consider what penis health resolution would be valuable for him. After all, keeping that manhood healthy is the first step to keeping the manhood (and therefore the man) happy. With that in mind, one excellent resolution to make is to ensure that there will be no jock itch to disrupt the penis health for this year.

Very common

Jock itch is, thankfully, not a serious penis ...


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Jock Itch on the Penis: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Posted by John Dugan on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, In : Men's Health 

An itchy penis is no fun. In fact, it often causes discomfort and embarrassment. A common cause of this angry penis itch is jock itch. Jock itch on the penis doesn’t just affect jocks. So even if a man is a pencil pusher or a Halo hero, he can get it. This harmless, though very contagious skin infection passes easily from person-to-person so it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for its symptoms and also, practice some prevention to keep it at bay. Here’s everything a man ever wanted to k...


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Jock Itch Prevention: Basic Hacks

Posted by John Dugan on Friday, November 9, 2018, In : Men's Health 

A little scratch to the crotch now and then is no big deal, but when a guy’s hand is flying down there frequently, or when he has to excuse himself to go somewhere private for a big, long scratch, then it’s likely that jock itch has reared its troublesome head. One of the most common penis health issues, jock itch is basically benign – but it’s such an annoyance! Knowing how to treat jock itch is crucial – but prevention strategies for the condition are even more valuable. In this a...


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Some Jock Itch “Cures” that Don’t Work

Posted by John Dugan on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, In : Men's Health 

Jock itch is one of the most common complaints among men, whether they are athletes or not. While it’s not a serious penis health condition, jock itch lives up to its name, often creating an itch that is impossible to ignore. And since no guy likes to be caught scratching his crotch, it behooves an afflicted man to take appropriate steps to treat this problem. Unfortunately, sometimes guys choose "cures" that don’t really help jock itch - and sometimes may even make the situation worse. ...


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Is it Jock Itch or Herpes? A Quick Guide of Symptoms and Treatments

Posted by John Dugan on Thursday, August 30, 2018, In : Men's Health 

It starts out as a little itch in the groin. Then it’s itching all the time. Once the soreness and redness set in, it's all-hands-on-deck to find out what is causing this discomfort. Could it be as simple as a breakout of jock itch, or is it something worse? This article will help men sort out the big differences between jock itch and herpes when dealing with a penis rash. It will also provide treatment options and some penis hygiene tips that can keep penis rashes and irritations away in ...


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Prevent Jock Itch, Avoid Embarrassment

Posted by John Dugan on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, In : Men's Health 

Sure, it’s not uncommon for any man to occasionally need to scratch his penis. After all, an itch can occur anywhere on the body and sometimes it can be so insistent that one has no choice but to scratch. But getting caught relieving an itch on the penis can be a cause of embarrassment - at best, it gives the impression that one’s penis care isn’t the best and at worst it can make a guy seem like he’s so randy that he just can’t keep his hands off himself. So when a man has a bad c...


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Common Penis Problems that Fitness Buffs Should Be Aware Of

Posted by John Dugan on Monday, June 4, 2018, In : Men's Health 

There’s no doubt that regular exercise is good for the mind and body. But a regular gym goer has a host of penis problems that they’re more susceptible to than those sitting on the couch. Between less than sanitary conditions, communal bathrooms and lots of sweat, your typical gym is ripe with bacteria that can leave your penis vulnerable to discomfort. But with a little knowledge, many of the most common penis problems found at the gym are easily diagnosable and treatable.

Here are th...


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Foot Fetish? Beware of Jock Itch

Posted by John Dugan on Friday, May 25, 2018, In : Men's Health 

Lots of men are sole men - dudes with a particular "thing" for feet. As a matter of fact, some experts believe that a foot fetish is the most common fetish, especially among men. But does a foot fetish come with any potential penis health concerns? Actually, depending upon how the foot fetish is played out in practice, there could be an increased risk of jock itch among men with this proclivity.

The foot fetish

A 2006 research study found that fetishes that involve body parts (or objects...


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Jock Itch: Sensible Prevention Tips

Posted by John Dugan on Friday, April 20, 2018, In : Men's Health 

Although scratching the crotch is perfectly acceptable when knocking back a few brews in a man cave with the guys, it’s not something that wins a fellow a lot of points when giving a business presentation or when out on a date. Yet there are times when the urge to itch is so strong that there’s little a guy can do but give a surreptitious little scratch and hope no one notices. This is especially true when a dude has come down with a bad case of dreaded jock itch and feels like all he wa...


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Jock Itch and Hair Growth Treatment: Connected?

Posted by John Dugan on Monday, January 29, 2018, In : Men's Health 

One of the more promising recent trends has been growing acceptance of bald heads as desirable. Many men now shave their heads because they and those around them perceive it as sexy. But there are still plenty of bald or balding men who take the opposite approach, using hair growth treatments to try to stimulate new growth. It’s definitely a personal decision, but in some rare cases, opting for hair growth treatments may possibly bring about a minor penis health concern: jock itch.

Hair ...


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Fighting Jock Itch in the Amateur Athlete

Posted by John Dugan on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, In : Men's Health 

Any guy can come down with jock itch, whether they’re an athlete or not. But as the name implies, it is a condition which is perhaps more common if a guy is an athlete - even an amateur one. So men who enjoy a weekly football game with their buds or who spend time shooting hoops at the neighborhood gym may be at an increased risk - especially if time is spent in a locker room before or afterward. Preventing and treating jock itch is an essential part of good penis health and all men should...


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Avoid Jock Itch While on Campus

Posted by John Dugan on Saturday, August 26, 2017, In : Men's Health 

With summer ending, more and more men are heading back to college and starting (or resuming) campus life. For those living in dorms, this may well mean spending a lot of time with other guys, and that could possibly have some implications for their penis health, specifically in the area of jock itch. Because the truth is, wherever you have a big gathering of guys living together - even in coed dorms in which there is a significant female presence - there’s likely to be an increased risk of...


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Controlling an Itchy Penis Through Careful Diet

Posted by John Dugan on Friday, May 19, 2017, In : Men's Health 

When a man is dealing with an itchy penis, he is likely desperate for a way to make it vanish. The most unfortunate of those men are those who deal with jock itch on a regular basis. Guys who pay close attention to penis care might even feel a little betrayed when that itch rears its ugly head and mocks all they have done to avoid it.

But have they really done all they can do? Science is constantly learning the connection between what a person eats and what their body does. Such is the cas...


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Why Jock Itch Might Lead to Lower Sex Drive

Posted by John Dugan on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, In : Men's Health 

Jock itch. It’s not a welcome visitor for any guy. Even when a dude is really cautious and careful about his penis health, doing everything he can to avoid an itchy penis, he might still end up with a lousy case of jock itch. And while guys all know about the itchiness and discomfort that come with this condition, not all are aware that jock itch also has the potential to affect a guy’s sex drive - and not in a positive way either.

What it is

Known among the medical community by th...


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Sensible Itchy Penis Prevention: Jock Itch Tips

Posted by John Dugan on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, In : Men's Health 

Whether he is an actual athlete or not, a man can easily come down with that all-too-familiar curse known as jock itch. Unless he’s one of those rare guys who actually enjoys having an itchy penis, a man is going to want to avoid this situation if at all possible. Certainly taking basic steps to maintain adequate penis health can be a big help, but there are other tips that can also come in handy.

A fungus among us

Most men think of jock itch as just that rash that makes their manhood...


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Itchy Penis at College: Keeping the Jock Itch Away

Posted by John Dugan on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, In : Men's Health 

Most guys experience some form of jock itch during their adolescence, a situation which can make an already itchy penis even worse. Unfortunately, jock itch is just one of those annoyances that men are prone to; however, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some penis care tips that can help alleviate this problem - especially when a dude is away at college, where opportunities to pick up a fungal infection are rampant.

The college years

Although many guys have some form of communal living...


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Summer Penis Rash: Battling that Old Jock Itch

Posted by John Dugan on Monday, August 8, 2016, In : Men's Health 

Jock itch can be an issue for men at any time of the year, but during the summer, a penis rash is even more likely to develop. Unfortunately, while summer is a great time to meet potential new partners, most romantic prospects are likely to be turned off by a guy who keeps scratching at his privates. As such, it’s up to the summertime Casanova to battle that penis rash by taking sensible penis health steps.

The following tips can come in handy for helping to keep jock itch at bay.

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Itchy Penis Relief: Probiotics for Jock Itch?

Posted by John Dugan on Sunday, January 3, 2016, In : Men's Health 

Winter is not prime jock itch season, but the itchy penis that results from this infection can still occur even when the weather is frosty. Some men are especially prone to jock itch, so taking steps to avoid and treat it is essential for them. Proper penis care routines definitely help in this area, but are there steps being overlooked? For example, some people recommend the use of probiotics for treating this common male issue.

What is jock itch?

The term jock itch is often applied to...


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Penis Shaving Tips: Avoid Skin Irritation

Posted by John Dugan on Saturday, May 23, 2015, In : Men's Health 

For some men, the summer heat brings with it the desire to do a little extra grooming downstairs. With heat comes sweat, and sweat in the groin region can lead to jock itch, a highly annoying rash caused by the moisture-loving fungus, tinea cruris. In an effort to prevent this rash, some guys choose to boost their penis care regimens by trimming the hedges, cutting down on heat in the area. While some guys might be happy with a minor haircut for the penis, others might choose to go with peni...


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Penis Rash: Preventing and Treating Jock Itch

Posted by John Dugan on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, In : Men's Health 

Summertime, and the living is…sweaty. While sweat itself may be an uncomfortable nuisance, for some men it provides a breeding ground for the dreaded jock itch, a rash that affects the groin area. This itchy, unsightly rash can interfere with a man’s penis health and sex life, and is therefore worth avoiding at all costs. While prevention is preferable, it also behooves a man to know what treatment options he can seek out in case jock itch does occur. Below, men can find more information...


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Itchy Penis Alert: Can Diet Affect Jock Itch?

Posted by John Dugan on Monday, May 18, 2015, In : Men's Health 

Jock itch is something that nearly every man deals with at some point or another, but for some this itchy penis annoyance is a recurring problem. Sometimes even when a man practices appropriate penis care and is properly mindful of his hygiene, jock itch still occurs. If that is the case, one of the causal factors may be something seemingly unrelated to the creation of an itchy penis: namely, one’s diet.

Diet matters.

There’s considerable truth in the old saying, "You are what you ea...


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Groin Sweat - Tips for Managing the Moisture

Posted by John Dugan on Monday, April 13, 2015, In : Men's Health 

Springtime: when flesh becomes exposed and feels the warm, long-awaited kiss of the sun. During this season, many people feel a resurgence of sensual desire, which may have cooled off during the long, dark winter. But for some men, warm weather also brings a very unsexy phenomenon: excessive groin sweat. In the interest of proper penis health and the steady flow of his sex life, a man with such a circumstance would do well to learn how to manage his moisture levels in the downstairs region. ...


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Jock Itch Prevention – 5 Steps

Posted by John Dugan on Sunday, December 7, 2014, In : Men's Health 

For some men, jock itch is a highly annoying phenomenon that won’t stay away. Men who do manual labor, work out or play sports are particularly susceptible to this itchy penis rash; learning how to treat and prevent it is a must for all active men, or those simply prone to sweating profusely. The following provides information on jock itch along with the penis care steps required to keep it from recurring.

What is Jock Itch?

Jock itch is caused by the overgrowth of the tinea cruris fun...


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No Itchy Penis - Hygiene Tips to Banish Jock Itch for Good

Posted by John Dugan on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, In : Men's Health 

An itchy penis may be a common problem for every man, but that doesn’t mean that those recurring bouts of jock itch are by any means welcome. And, of course, they always seem to occur at just the wrong time: in the middle of that important job interview, during a very formal dinner and, of course, just as a guy is trying to impress a woman with his air of sophistication. Being able to keep one’s hands straying down for a good scratch at inopportune moments is just one reason to pay atten...


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Cure Jock Itch in 5 Easy Steps and Say Goodbye to Penis Rash

Posted by John Dugan on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, In : Men's Health 

In spite of its name, jock itch - the common term for the tinea cruris infection - does not only affect men who are involved in sports or other athletic activities. While it gets its name because it tends to affect men who sweat a lot (presumably due to some sort of vigorous physical activity), any man can develop symptoms. Tinea cruris is a fungal infection that crops up in warm, moist areas of the skin. It presents as an itchy, scaly, spreading rash in the groin area that can cause severe ...


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Penis Rash and Jock Itch – Just Say No

Posted by John Dugan on Saturday, August 31, 2013, In : Men's Health 

As medical problems go, the penis rash that results from jock itch is not the worst problem a guy can have. Still, a rash down there is undeniably annoying, irritating and inconvenient, and it's worth taking steps to avoid. Keeping the crotch hale, hearty and healthy is part and parcel of good penis care.

Jock itch causes

Most men know the primary rule for avoiding jock itch and the rash that so often accompanies it: keep the crotch clean and dry. Men have to be responsible for their own...


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Jock Itch Or Herpes? Here Is How To Tell The Difference

Posted by John Dugan on Saturday, December 29, 2012, In : Men's Health 
A persistent groin itch is enough to make a sane man crazy, as part of the brain is always resisting the urge to scratch. Men with itchy, sore genitals might also be frightened of the cause of the itch, worried that the symptoms they're experiencing might be due to something chronic, like herpes. While herpes is common, some cases of crotch itching are caused by more benign conditions, including jock itch. This article will outline the difference between herpes and jock itch and provide some ...

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