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Is jock itch considered a fungal infection?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Jock itch is considered a fungal infection that appears in the groin and thigh area. Most times, this looks like a rash with defined edges. It is developed typically from playing sports because of increased perspiration and the use of sports equipment. These qualities make the perfect environment for fungus to grow and infect the skin. This condition is common in both men and women.

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