Most infections of the skin, such as jock itch, can be
treated at home with creams and powders you can buy without a prescription. But
any persistent, severe, or recurrent infections should be checked by a
Wash the rash with soap and water. Spread an
antifungal cream over the rash. Apply the cream beyond the edge of the
Use an antifungal cream or powder containing miconazole or
clotrimazole that you can buy without a prescription. Brand names include
Micatin, Monistat, and Lotrimin. Terbinafine cream (Lamisil) is also available
without a prescription. Follow the directions on the package, and don't stop
using the medicine just because your symptoms go away. If symptoms do not
improve after 2 weeks, call your doctor.
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