Jock Itch: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

What Is Jock Itch?

Jock itch is a common fungal infection (caused by a fungus), similar to ringworm. Jock itch causes an itchy, stinging, burning rash on the skin around the groin, but cracks (gluteal cleft) and inner thighs. Another name for jock itch is tinea Curtis. Tinea is another name for ringworm and critics means groin.

This infection causes the skin to become scaly and cracked or develop bumps or blisters.

You might be wondering what jock itch looks like. It affects your skin around the groin, butt crack and inner thigh. It will cause your skin to look irritated (red, purple, tan, gray, or white), flaky or scaly. You may also notice small bumps or blisters on your skin.