What Causes Jock Itch?

Jock Itch: Prevalence, Symptoms and Treatment

Jock itch, groin itch or fungal (Yeast) rash and tinea infections can be distressing and embarrassing. Recurring or continuous Yeast infections indicate some other underlying food intolerance as well.

For a permanent cure - deal with the fungal infection first - then find out your other food intolerance - or true cause of your jock itch.

Facts About Jock Itch and Fungal Infections

Prevalence of Jock Itch

Fungal infections like Jock Itch are common:

  • Up to one in three people have a fungal infection
  • Fungal infections can appear as:
    • Jock Itch
    • Tinea
    • Ringworm
    • Thrush (Candida).

 Fungal infections are common in men, women and even in babies.


Symptoms of Jock Itch

Symptoms are:

  • Red itchy skin patches - particularly in skin folds on or around the genitalia
  • Size of red patches may increase within a few hours
  • Itchiness can lead to scratching which can break the skin and invite further infection

If left untreated the raised red patches may develop pustules making further infection a real possibility. Consult your doctor - who will know whether you need an anti-biotic.


Treatment of Jock Itch

If we can find out the cause of the Jock Itch - and remove it - the Jock itch will heal naturally. Also - it will never come back.

Most often - the cause of Jock Itch is a common fungal or yeast infection - or Yeast sensitivity.

This situation usually only arises when there is too much sweet or savoury starchy food in the diet - as is frequently the case with modern Western diet: bread, cereals, pizza, cookies, cake, pie, donuts and more.

Treatment is a two-step process:

1). Beat the Yeast infection with a few weeks of Yeast-free diet

2). Find out your food intolerance so the Jock Itch never comes back


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More about Jock Itch

The jock itch known as candida albicans is common, and is generally suffered when the body's defences are slightly down - as with Gluten intolerance - or Dairy intolerance. Long-term untreated food intolerance puts undue stress on your body - leaving you vulnerable to infection (like candida) from a depressed immune system.

Jock itch is obviously a male term and refers to the rash and accompanying itching associated with candida in the groin area of men.

Some people are particularly sensitive to jock itch and need to take care with their diet, and avoid eating yeasts and refined carbohydrates. This is why Yeast sensitivity can be classed as Food Intolerance. However Yeast sensitivity can be confused with other conditions - because the symptoms overlap.


Food Intolerance is Common

These are the four main types of food intolerance:

Food Intolerance


Dairy Intolerance (inc. Lactose intolerance)

~ 75%

3 in 4 people

Yeast Sensitivity (Thrush, Candida)

~ 33%

1 in 3 people

Gluten Sensitivity (inc. Celiac & Wheat Intolerance)

~ 15%

1 in 7 people

Fructose Sensitivity or Intolerance

~ 35%

1 in 3 people

Food Allergy

< 1%

1 in 100 people


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All foodintol® information is based on research from peer-reviewed medical journals