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Who gets jock itch?

Anyone can get jock itch, however, athletes are more prone to it due to regular sweating whilst playing sports, chafing from wearing protective clothing, and/or sharing clothes. It is also more common in men. The risk of developing jock itch can be increased by being obese, because moisture can remain for a long time in skin folds. Medical conditions such as diabetes increase the risk of jock itch by lowering the body's immune defenses.10254

Author: Jonathan Meddings
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
Rating: 4.4/5 Votes: 739

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