Jock Itch Treatment Center
Jock itch refers to any itchy groin rash in person, usually athletes. Jock itch is not a general medical term. There are many causes for jock itch. The most common is a fungal infection of the skin. When jock itch is caused by fungus, the rash is also known as tinea cruris.
The fungus causing tinea cruris is a microscopic organism (plant) that grows in the outer skin layers and prefers moisture and warmth. When the fungus affects the feet, it is known as “athlete’s foot” (tinea pedis). When the rash affects other parts of the body, it is known as tinea corporis (corporis is Latin for body).
Fortunately, tinea cruris is not contagious. Direct person-to-person spreading is not a problem. The patient’s own case of athlete’s foot is usually the source of the jock itch infection. As persons with athlete’s foot or fungus of the feet put their pants on, their feet hit the crotch area as the foot slides down the pant leg. When the foot hits the crotch area, it deposits microscopic spores in the groin area of clothing. This is how athlete’s foot can cause jock itch.
Tinea cruris is treated with antifungal medicines. If it is a topical medicine, it is usually applied thinly twice per day. To prevent recurrence, continue to apply the antifungal medicine for two to four weeks after the rash has cleared. Apply nothing else to your groin except water and a gentle non detergent cleanser. Tinea cruris usually clears promptly with a topical antifungal medicine. If it doesn’t, you may need a one- to two-week course with an oral (pill by mouth) antifungal medicine. Tinea cruris is the main but not only cause of groin itching. If the rash is not improved, please return for further evaluation.
The Jock Itch NYC Treatment Center in New York, NY is opened 7 days a week for treatment.
Tinea cruris often recurs. Warmth and moisture encourage the fungus to grow. You can prevent recurrences by drying off thoroughly after bathing, wear loose cotton underwear, and dusting bland powder in your groin once or twice daily. After swimming, put on dry clothing right away; do not wear a wet swimsuit for an extended period of time. The most important factor in preventing tinea cruris is to make sure that you do not develop a fungal infection of the feet or toenails. Dr. Rothfeld will carefully evaluate your condition and design an appropriate treatment program.
Dr. Rothfeld, recognized by the entertainment industry of America as one of the best dermatologists who has treated some of Hollywood's hottest faces and world renowned for his contributions for many of today's cosmetic procedures has organized a comprehensive skin care center offering personalized state of the art services including medical, pediatric, and cosmetic dermatology. Every treatment is customized to fit each patient's needs.
I personally see every new patient who visits our office. I am not just a physician, I am a Board Certified Dermatologist. My goal is, quite simply, to provide the type of dermatologic care which I would seek for my own family. This is a very important point, since physicians often use the phrase "Doctor's Doctor" to refer to those individuals who typically are selected by physicians themselves for personal care. I am confident that my practice fully meets that definition. This is the type of 5-star care and service that our patients expect, deserve and receive. I treat every patient the way I would want to be treated: with courtesy, dignity and respect. I carefully listen to their hair and skin-care concerns and offer a variety of options including a treatment plan that I believe will give them the best results
Dr Gary sees every patient himself and believes in personalized care. The Doctor does not employ any physician assistants, nurse practitioners, or other physician substitutes to do his treatment. He sees every patient himself at every visit.
A significant percentage of my Dermatology Conditions are diagnosed on listening to medical history of the patient alone, a further percentage on examination and the remainder on further investigation and my patients teach me the rest. It is clear to me that history and examination skills remain at the very core of my dermatology practice. Older Dermatologists like myself rely on history and physical to a greater degree than the younger dermatologists. I think that the pendulum has swung too far towards all these cosmetic procedures where the younger dermatologists are just doing cosmetic procedures and not listening to their patients. This is an important point because if the Dermatologist does not spend enough time with the patient the cosmetic procedures will not work.
New York Dermatology serves the following neighborhoods within New York (NY), which are in close proximity to our office:
Upper East Side Dermatology, Fifth Avenue Dermatology, Park Avenue Dermatology, Madison Avenue Dermatology, Upper West Side Dermatology, Midtown Dermatology, Lower East Side Dermatology,Chelsea Dermatology, Gramercy Park Dermatology, Murray Hill Dermatology, Greenwich Village Dermatology, East Village Dermatology, West Village Dermatology, Soho Dermatology, Tribeca Dermatology, Meatpacking District Dermatology, Sutton Place Dermatology, Wall Street Dermatology, Hells Kitchen Dermatology, and the boroughs of Brooklyn Dermatology , Bronx Dermatology, Queens Dermatology and Staten Island Dermatology.Dr. Gary Rothfeld is recognized as one of the best Dermatologist in New York, NY, Manhattan, NYC, New York City and the nation by the entertainment industry in the United States of America. At New York Dermatology headed by board certified Dermatologist Dr. Rothfeld, sees patients 7 days a week including Saturday and Sunday.
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