Treating Jock Itch

Larry Jaeger is an experience dermatologist and owner of Advanced Dermatology Associates in New York City. He is board certified and recognized as an excellent provider of dermatological Medicine in NYC for treating jock itch.

Jock Itch Infection

Jock itch is caused by a fungus infection which involves the groin area. There is considerable heat and moisture providing an excellent place for the fungus to grow. The fungal infection originates in the feet as athlete’s foot and is transmitted from the feet to the groin area where the warm moist conditions tend to promote it’s growth.

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Treatment for Jock Itch

One way to treat this condition is to keep the area cool and dry and wear loose fitting clothing. Don’t use too many blankets when sleeping and keep the bedroom cool. Using an anti fungal powder on a regular basis will keep the areas cool and dry as well as controlling fungal growth.

If the fungus continues to grow and causes an itching rash in the groin area, then more advanced therapy is required. Anti-fungal creams are helpful in treating jock itch. Larry Jaeger recommends Lamisil cream or two percent Ketoconazole cream or Econozole Nitrate cream.

Anti-fungal creams can be applied morning and night for several weeks usually can control the infection. Treat the feet with a cream since that is the original source of the infection.

See your doctor if you have a rash on your skin that doesn’t improve within two weeks or if you treat it with over-the-counter medications and it returns within a few weeks.

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The Basic Causes Jock Itch

Normally, fungus and bacteria are in balance in the groin area and kill each other off, but if one uses a strong antibacterial soap on a regular basis, this could knock out the normal bacterial floral and allow fungus to grow.

The recurrence rate is quite high, when heat and moisture are present. An effort should be made to try to keep the area as cool and dry as possible.

Dr. Larry Jaeger is a well known and respected board certified dermatologist and dermatological surgeon who is the medical director of Advanced Dermatology Associates of New York. Dr. Jaeger specializes in all aspect of medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology. Treating jock itch in patients at (212) 262-2500.

Common Symptoms of Herpes

Larry Jaeger is an expert skin care doctor and notes that herpes is a viral infection that is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Herpes may affect the mouth (oral herpes or HSV Type 1) or the genitals (genital herpes or HSV Type 2). Herpes is transmitted through direct contact with the mouth or genitals of a person who has been infected with the virus through sexual intercourse or oral sex and kissing. Common Symptoms of Herpes

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Herpes (Simplex)  – Common Symptoms

Larry Jaeger asserts the symptoms of herpes can be difficult to spot. Many people won’t have any symptoms at all. Those who do will develop blisters that are often mistaken for other skin conditions like pimples. Symptoms often occur between two days and two weeks after infection. The initial outbreak can be severe.

Common symptoms of herpes (in men/women):

  • tingling, itching, or burning of the skin in the area where the blisters will appear
  • blisters on the penis, testicles, on and around the anus, buttocks, or thighs
  • blisters on the lips, tongue, gums, and other parts of the body
    aching muscles in the lower back, buttocks, thighs, or knees
  • swollen and sometimes tender lymph nodes in the groin
  • loss of appetite
  • fever
  • feeling unwell

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According to Larry Jaeger, genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV).

  • Most cases of genital herpes are caused by infection by the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).
  • Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is more often the cause of cold sores or fever blisters. But it can also be a cause of genital herpes.
  • Most people with genital herpes don’t know they have it. That’s because in most people it produces either no symptoms or very mild ones.

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Dr. Larry Jaeger is a board certified dermatologist who has a practice in New York.  Dr Larry Jaeger specializes in the treatment of all skin, hair and nail disorders including all skin growths.