Health Tips: Signs Of Jock Itch & What You Can Do To Prevent It

It would be nice to go through life care-free, but the truth is bad things, like jock itch, can happen. And you should be be prepared for this possibility. You should definitely know what you can do to prevent it naturally.

How To Prevent Jock Itch Naturally

Jock itch is a fungal infection in the groin area that is usually associated with excess moisture and Candida overgrowth. Consider some of the following natural methods to prevent jock itch from infecting you:

Using Tea Tree Oil

One thing you can try is using tea tree oil to reduce your chances of getting jock itch. Studies have shown that the antifungal properties of tea tree oil, like limonene, can effectively reduce symptoms associated with jock itch and kill the fungus before it sets into your skin. Follow the steps  below to try this option:

  1. Sterilized a glass container.
  2. Add ¼ a cup of raw and unfiltered coconut oil in its liquid state.
  3. Drop about 5 to 7 drops of tea tree oil into the container.
  4. Mix the blend well, and apply it on your groin area.

Drink a Little Apple Cider

Candida is yeast, which is ever present within your body, though it is normally controlled by several things like the natural pH balance within your body. The problem is Candida starts to grow out of control when your pH balance falls. A low pH balance means your body is acidic, which is perfect for Candida overproduction

You can counter this by drinking a little raw, organic, and unfiltered apple cider vinegar each day to help your body stay at a regular pH value.  Just mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a cup of water, or use it on your salads. You can purchase this type of apple cider in your local health food store, farmer's market, or online.

You can talk to your health care specialist about other things that you can do to prevent this type of fungus from invading your skin.

Signs That You May Already Have Jock Itch

Look out for some of the following symptoms:

  • Red patches of skin by your groin area.
  • The skin by your groin area might seem swollen and scaly.
  • There is a chance that you will see blisters.

You can try to use some of the natural preventative treatments on this problem, but these treatments are only meant to help. The most important thing that you should do is talk to your health care specialist about these symptoms so that he or she could get to the bottom of them and find  a solution. But hopefully you can prevent jock itch before it becomes a problem.