Is jock itch the same as thrush?

Thanks for checking out this video today. I’ve got a question here from a guy in America. Is jock itch the same as thrush? Well, not really. These are two sort of separate conditions.

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What you’ve got to try to understand with yeast infections is there are many different types of yeast involved. Yeast can live inside the body and outside the body. With jock itch, you’ve got really a type of a yeast called Trichophyton rubrum. Trichophyton rubrum lives in the upper layer of dead skin cells. They mostly live around hair shafts and around nails and those areas. It’s the most common one really to affect guys in the inner thigh or in the scrotum area called Trichophyton.

With women, with thrush, we’re looking more at Candida Albicans. Candida Albicans lives in the vaginal area of probably about 20 to 30 percent of women. Candida Albicans doesn’t normally live around a guy’s groin area.

You can see my other videos on how to get rid of this annoying condition called jock itch. Keeping that area dry and clean. Maybe shaving hair around there will help. Wear cotton underclothing. Using tea tree oil products to give it an antifungal barrier. These are all things that are going to help get rid of the jock itch.

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These are two conditions that may seem similar and it may seem that a guy’s passed it to a woman or a woman has passed it to a guy, but they’re two separate organisms generally. A woman can pass thrush, a Candida infection, onto a guy, but it’s going to affect his penis more around the foreskin area rather than the inner thigh where jock itch is commonly found or the scrotal area. You’re not really going to get a Candida infection of the thigh and the scrotum like you would a Trichophyton infection. These are two separate things. They may seem similar, but they’re different. The treatment is quite similar. Diet and lifestyle and maybe some antifungal supplements and also make sure that you’re working on the skin itself with tea tree oil products, as I always recommend.

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I hope that answers your question. Thank you.

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