Tinea Cruris Home Care
Home care for tinea cruris includes:
- Avoid scratching the rash:
- This may make the infection worse.
- Keep the skin clean and dry:
- Avoid activities that make you sweat.
- Bath once a day:
- Dry the skin thoroughly after bathing.
- Clean clothes in hot soapy water.
- Topical antifungal cream or lotion:
- Take oral antihistamines for itching:
- Take prescribed medications as directed:
Tinea Cruris Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have tinea cruris and any of the following:
Continue to Tinea Cruris Prevention
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