Guy here. Last year for atleast 6 to 8 months I was dealing with persistent jock itch in my crotch area. I was prescribed both oral antifungal and topical antifungal creams.
But because I live in a humid region, the topical antifungals just made the jock itch worse. This was realized by me much later though and until me and my dermatologist agreed upon this, she kept changing my topical antifungal cream.
I went through 8-9 different creams of which some were even steroidal and three different dermatologists.
Even when the itching stopped and the jock itch finally ended, the skin looked both damaged and sensitive from the excessive itching, the creams and from remnants of the jock itch. The dermatologist told me that its just damaged skin and thats how its going to be for me and to apply some new cream again. But I had lost my faith in my dermatologists by then.
This year in the summer again the moment I felt I got a bit itching, I jumped on the internet instead because I wanted to avoid a dermatologist at all cost. Through internet I came across two solutions. One is using apple cider vinegar and second is using tea tree oil.
Fearing apple cider vinegar might be too harsh, I went ahead with using coconut oil + tea tree oil in a 2:1 ratio and voila! It worked. No itching. And what seemed like is going to be the start of another bout of jock itch actually subsided.
But having said that, the skin down there on my inner thighs especially, still looks pretty damaged and discoloured. It doesn't look discolored to the point of causing any issues in my sex life. My partners cant even tell if anything is wrong with my skin but because I knew how it looked back when the skin was 100% healthy, I know its not that way now. More importantly, it looks sensitive as if its on the verge of contacting jock itch again if I go through heavy duty sweating and friction even for a few days. I am currently having to cut back on my running and other physical activities out of fear of contracting jock itch again and I dont want it to be that way because I absolutely used to love running and sports.
What are some individual ingredients I can add to and apply along with tea tree oil that will help my skin recover?
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