Jock itch

Fungal infection - groin; Infection - fungal - groin; Ringworm - groin; Tinea cruris; Tinea of the groin

Jock itch is an infection of the groin area caused by a fungus. The medical term is tinea cruris, or ringworm of the groin.

Fungus

Fungal infections are caused by microscopic organisms (fungi) that can live on the skin. They can live on the dead tissues of the hair, nails, and outer skin layers.

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When to Contact a Medical Professional