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chafing problem

Postby purple planet » Tue May 21, 2013 6:28 am

anyone got jock itch ?

i got it - i take a shower each day and if im sweaty than after the activity and i still got it - i started a diet but it will take 2-3 months until it will make a difference and in the meantime its hard to do walking meditation

it must be very common to have this problem i would believe especially in thailand where its moist

so any ideas on how to prevent this ?
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Re: chafing problem

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue May 21, 2013 6:35 am

Wear loosely fitting underwear — if in Thailand you can probably wear a Sarong.

Use talcum powder. There is probably an antiseptic brand suitable for this problem.

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Re: jock itch

Postby Ben » Tue May 21, 2013 9:49 am

See your pharmacist or doctor, they are probably best placed to provide you with a remedy.
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Re: jock itch

Postby purple planet » Tue May 21, 2013 10:58 am

i dont have it now actually because i only do short walking meditation of 30 minutes instead of 55 like i want to and do it just once or twice a day the only thing that stops me is the feeling of a jock itch coming up so thats why i would like to hear all the tips anyone here can think of
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Re: jock itch

Postby Mojo » Tue May 21, 2013 6:16 pm

Jock itch is a fungus and oesn't just come and go, though like other fungal infections, it can be fairly dormant and then bloom suddenly. Fungi love dark warm moist environments, like your jocular region after a workout. The best way to keep it from blooming is by completely getting rid of it. And doctors can prescribe better anti-fungal medicine than you can get over the counter. So I second the doctor route - even if you aren't currently experiencing symptoms.
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Re: jock itch

Postby kmath » Tue May 21, 2013 8:44 pm

I had the same problem for a while. Other than showering and changing underwear when sweaty, hydrocortisone has done wonders for me. Give it a try!
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Re: jock itch

Postby marc108 » Tue May 21, 2013 8:54 pm

the key is to keep your bits dry. use a hair dryer and dry your bits up really good immediately after you get out of the shower. wear loose fitting underwear as well.
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Re: jock itch

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Wed May 22, 2013 3:51 pm

Are you sure it's jock itch and not chafing? If it only comes up when walking could be the latter.

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Re: jock itch

Postby purple planet » Wed May 22, 2013 4:03 pm

ohhh - yes its chafing - no doubt its chafing ! thanks for pointing this out

anyone has some other solutions to chafing ? - (talcum powder didnt work)
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Re: chafing problem

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Wed May 22, 2013 4:11 pm

Yes, there is a simple solution. Please don't think I'm being sarcastic when I tell you of this. When I worked as a groundskeeper in high school, I noticed one of the supervisors, when his shirt rose over his waistband, wore a unusual garment. I asked "Curly, why are you wearing panty hose?" He said, "Prevents chafing." I've been told this many times over the years, even by my doctor.

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Re: chafing problem

Postby purple planet » Wed May 22, 2013 4:14 pm

:lol: good to hear im not sure i will try it but maybe as a last solution any other solutions someone ?
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Re: jock itch

Postby Aloka » Wed May 22, 2013 4:20 pm

purple planet wrote:ohhh - yes its chafing - no doubt its chafing ! thanks for pointing this out

anyone has some other solutions to chafing ? - (talcum powder didnt work)



Hi pp,

I agree with Ben, you need to speak to a pharmacist or doctor.

I think Its possible your itchy crotch could be caused by anything from chafing, to a fungal infection, to crabs.

Its best to get a professional opinion.

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Re: chafing problem

Postby purple planet » Wed May 22, 2013 4:30 pm

but its not itching when i dont do walking meditation and i did gain weight lately
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Re: chafing problem

Postby Aloka » Wed May 22, 2013 4:35 pm

purple planet wrote:but its not itching when i dont do walking meditation and i did gain weight lately



Dunno, I'm a woman so I don't have a "jock" !

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Re: chafing problem

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Wed May 22, 2013 7:41 pm

Women can also become afflicted by the tinea cruris,the fungus responsible for jock itch. But with women it probably has a more genteel name, like pudendal pruritis. Isn't Samsara grand? :jumping:

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Re: chafing problem

Postby reflection » Wed May 22, 2013 7:43 pm

For me happens sometimes when wearing jeans, otherwise it doesn't. But only when I walk longer distances.

Maybe this helps. Otherwise resort to the panty solution :D or monk's robes ;)
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