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Corinne

I've only had jock itch twice in my life. Both times, contracting it from my husband while I was pregnant. My hormone levels allow it to be extremely stubborn. This time I tried all otc products (Lamisil, Lotrimin, Tinactin) to no avail. OBGYN prescribed Nystatin. Useless. OBGYN made me a concoction of zinc oxide combined with hydrocortizone and clotrimizole. Useless. I tried apple cider vinegar, alcohol, peroxide, garlic internally, tea tree oil, and oregano oil. Nothing. Went to the dermatologist and prescribed Oxistat antifungal. This made it worse! After months I kept searching and found the homeopathic remedy of sulphur. I had some sulphur acne medication put out by the Proactiv brand called refining mask (6% sulphur). Used it once and saw immediate results the following day. The sulphur is extremely drying and unclogs bacteria from the pores. I would cleanse the area with alcohol (91%) and reapply the sulphur morning and night. The key is no moisture, fungus can't survive without it. Thats why I think all the creams, oils, and lotions work like crap. You can find the refining mask on ebay or buy a sulfur soap in most health food stores.

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Anonymous

Thanks for this info, your advice seems to make the most sense of any I have read ANYWHERE. I have had this ghastly problem for nearly 3 years! It started after taking a course of very strong antibiotics & during a time my immune system was very weak. I have tried every over the counter ointment, powder & spray there is, as well as 'natural' remedies such as tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar etc. I have observed it is cyclical, flaring up when I am pre-menstrual before settling down for only a week befor flaring up again! I will give your advice a try, am feeling more hopeful than I have for a long time.

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