An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Tinea cruris responds well to self care and proper hygienic measures. But if the disease does not show any improvement with these, then you need an expert to deal with it.
Before delving into homeopathic treatment let us first discuss the conventional or allopathic treatment available.
Allopathic or conventional treatment and its side effects
In allopathic system, there are many anti-fungal and anti-bacterial ointments which are used as topical applications. Suppression of an uncomplicated tinea can be achieved using these topical ointments.
Doctors may recommend econalzole, amorolfine, clotrimazole and many other ointments. Sometimes, a steroid is added, which proves to be of least help. It does not kill the fungus, but instead adds on to the side effects.
The topical applications, in short, just suppress the condition and do not remove the actual cause of the disease. It leaves the patient more vulnerable to the side effects such as:
- Severe rash
- Small skin blisters
- Numbness of the part
- Redness of the skin
- Skin irritation
First, it is important to understand that skin troubles are usually external manifestation of the inner derangements of the body.
Skin diseases usually arise due to two deep seated reasons; one is weak and deranged immunity and the other is some mental trouble in the form of anxiety, worries, fear and so on.
We all know homeopathy works wonders in skin ailments. The aim is not to suppress the disease by using topical applications, but to remove its cause permanently.
There are number of medicines that help in treating tinea permanently. Symptomatic relief is attained by judicious administration of the remedies at proper interval.
If started early the remedies help in improving the itch and burning sensation rapidly as compared to chronic cases where improvement happens slowly and gradually.
The remedies create a better environment in the body to let the immunity build up specifically again the fungus and stop the multiplication of the fungus; helping the individual to get rid of the ring-like patches formed. There will also be a well-marked improvement in the flake-like appearance of the skin.
Homeopathic treatment also helps in clearing the dark discoloration of the infected skin which happens in chronic cases.
Treating fungal infections is a hard nut to crack. The beauty of homeopathy lies in its power to achieve permanent cure with almost zero recurrence. The small sweet globules have the potential to raise the immunity from within, without producing any kind of side effects. It is not only safe for an adult but also can be administered to a small baby and an old individual.
Along with intake of the remedies, one needs to fight the maintaining causes too. In case of jock itch these are:
- Continuous exposure to warm and moist environment
- Not maintaining a proper hygiene
- Wearing same clothes without washing them properly
- Keeping the body in sweat for a longer duration
- Malpractices performed by the patient such as excessive smoking and drinking, involvement with multiple partners, repetitive stress
When such maintaining causes are removed, the process of cure speeds up substantially.
Our aim is not only to improve the skin ailments, but to improve a person’s life as a whole. An unbiased homeopath seeks to achieve cure not only on a physical level, but also on mental and emotional levels. After all, mind is the place which gives birth to all sorts of physical ailments.
The correct choice of medicine is done after proper case taking of the patient. Remedies are chosen according to the symptoms being narrated and also depend upon the constitution of the patient.
There are 188 medicines which give great relief in jock itch or tinea cruris. However, the correct choice and the resulting relief is a matter of experience and right judgment on the part of the doctor. The treatment is decided after thorough case taking of the patient. Thus, remedies are tailor made unlike allopathy in which all patients receive the same external applications, anti allergics, steroids and so on although trade name may be different.
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What is Jock Itch or Tinea Cruris
Jock itch is a fungal infection of the groin region and is a contagious problem. It is a form of ringworm caused by a fungus named Trichophyton rubrum.
It occurs on the outermost layer of the skin.
Who Suffers More
Anybody can suffer from this disease. But usually, men suffer more than women. Obese people, people who sweat more and people who have folds of skin rubbing against each other are also at the top of the list.
Also, people who have diabetes mellitus, tend to have more risk of developing tinea cruris.
What are the Causes of Tinea Cruris
- The fungus named Trichophyton rubrum is the causative organism; also known for causing athlete’s foot.
- Unhygienic living conditions, moist and warm areas increase the risk of infection.
- Wearing tight clothing, athletic supporter, jock strap, promotes it.
- People who sweat more and are obese suffer more.
- Remaining in sweat-soaked clothes after a workout multiplies the fungus.
- If a person is having any kind of skin infection which is left untreated, he or she becomes more prone towards the jock itch.
- Weak immunity
- Groin area
- Inner thighs
- Thigh skin folds
- Perianal areas
- Breast folds
- Whole body (chronic condition)
- Keeping the groin area clean and dry
- Change of garments regularly and washing them with warm water
- Wear loose fitting clothes if infected
- Do not share your personal clothing such as towels, undergarments, clothes, shoes, socks, stoles, mufflers
- Avoid being in warm and damp areas for long
- Do not stay in the sweaty clothes, worn during workout sessions for long. Make sure you take a bath after that and wear a set of fresh, clean clothes
- Use antifungal powders for groin areas and also for the underarms
- Treat any sort of other skin infection first, such as athlete’s foot
- Avoid moving barefoot, especially in public areas like schools, hostels, offices, public pools
- Take a shower every day
- Putting a cup of salt in lukewarm water or a spoonful of baking soda while bathing can give some amount of relief
- Garlic paste applied on the affected skin can help in improving the condition
- The Indian Lilac or the Neem has natural antifungal and antibiotic properties. It can be used as a paste with turmeric or using it while bathing is good
- Coconut oil mixed with Oregano oil and applied to the infected skin works wonders
- Use of jojoba oil also works wonders