Helpful guidelines

What does jock itch look like on a female?

What does jock itch look like on a female?

A red ring-shaped rash on the inner thigh near the groin in females is often one of the first signs of jock itch. It is usually dry and flaky and can also contain small, red fluid-filled blisters that may ooze.

Can jock itch be mild?

On light skin, the affected areas can also appear red, flaky, or scaly. On darker skin, the rash might appear gray or brown. Though jock itch can be bothersome, it’s typically a mild infection.

What does jock itch look like at first?

Jock itch starts with a flat, red, itchy rash. This rash often first appears on the inner thighs. The rash then spreads outward in a ring-like pattern. As the rash spreads, the center of the rash will often get somewhat better.

Can a woman get jock itch?

Women can get jock itch. However, it’s not common. In women, jock itch affects the skin around the groin, inner thighs and butt crack. It rarely affects the vulva (genitals).

How do you get jock itch rash female?

You can get jock itch through sexual contact with an infected person. You can also get jock itch by sharing towels or clothing with an infected person. In some cases, you can get jock itch if you have athlete’s foot (tinea pedis). You can spread the fungus by touching your groin after touching your infected foot.

Can a man give a woman jock itch?

Jock itch occurs mostly in males, but females can still develop jock itch. For example, a male can pass the infection to a female through intercourse. Females can also develop jock itch if they come into contact with contaminated clothing.

How can you tell the difference between jock itch and inverse psoriasis?

But some nuances help tell the two conditions apart. Whereas a rash caused by inverse psoriasis will be smooth and often shiny, one caused by jock itch is typically accompanied by peeling or flaking skin. Symptoms of inverse psoriasis include: smooth areas of redness in the groin, armpits, or under breasts.