Ailment: Jock itch
Remedy: Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar. Traditional home remedy for heartburn/reflux and many ailments detailed on this site. How to use it. What to buy. Warnings on its use.
Comment posted by K of Brisbane, QLD, Australia on 6 June 2017 at 11:22 4637
Having suffered from this on and off for so many years I just can't remember. Using Apple Cider Vinegar has given me more relief that any other product that I have ever used. I just keep a small spray bottle like those 100ml travel bottles in the bathroom cabinet filled with full strength Apple Cider Vinegar and spray the infected area after I've dried following each shower. I just have so much relief now and am continuing for several weeks in the hope that it will be totally cured forever. Also, soaked all underwear in 1/2 Cup bleach in 5 litres of water to make sure no further transmission is possible. Just so happy with the results.
Comment posted by Dave of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland on 18 May 2017 at 16:28 4609
I got caught with the dreaded jock itch last week for the first time. I'd had never even heard of it but the discomfort was horrific. I'm not sure how I got it, but I do cycle to work every day and had often reused the same towel for a couple of days in a shared shower so I'm thinking that could have been the culprit. Anyway I tried daktarin cream initially for a couple of days but it did not give me any relief whatsoever. I then did an online search and came upon this site so I gave Apple Cider Vinegar a go that evening. After applying ACV I got approx 10 minutes of stinging and extreme discomfort, but within 20 minutes I could feel no discomfort whatsoever. I slept far better that night than I had for the previous few days. I reapplied ACV again in the morning and evening the following day and it seems to have cleared my jock itch altogether. I will continually apply for the next few days as advised but seriously, I cannot recommend it enough and felt I simply had to add my comment here so other people can experience the saviour from this abyss.
Comment posted by Amy of Mahwah, NJ, USA on 25 June 2016 at 2:50 4137
I've been suffering from jock itch for a year and I understand how wildly uncomfortable and embarrassing it can be. I got it from doing jiu jitsu every day, sitting in sweaty wet pants for hours. I have gone to three doctors trying to find a solution to all this. After spending a lot of money on OTC Meds and doctor visits, this is the regime I have found that has cured my jock itch almost immediately. 1. After I shower I blow dry the area to rid any dampness. 2. Apply apple cider vinegar 3 times daily. Dilute it with water if you've been scratching as it will burn but lessen symptoms almost immediately.
A big mistake I made was applying baby powder constantly trying to keep my area dry. I was very wrong. DO NOT DO THIS. Look at the ingredients of anything you apply to make sure there is no corn starch. The fungus feeds off the corn starch and it will make it worse or make it comeback. As a lady, this has been the most embarrassing year of my life. I hope this helps you.
Remedy (new) posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 31 May 2010 at 18:36 251
Once again, apple cider vinegar is just the most amazing remedy. Apply neat ACV to the infected skin and surrounding area. It may sting a little - if it is too harsh, dilute the ACV with a little water, but it is best to try to use it undiluted. Do not rinse or wipe it off. The itching will stop almost immediately. Apply it two or three times a day. If you can only do it once, that is OK but it will take longer to heal. Try to apply it at night before you go to bed. Depending on the infection it will be better in a couple of days. Continue the treatment for at least week after it seems to be fully healed, as the fungus is still in the skin and will otherwise recur
Remedy (new) posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 18 May 2010 at 14:36 214
For me, apple cider vinegar was a miracle cure for yeast infections. I apply it neat directly onto any infection on the skin. By the next day the infection is much improved, within a few days it has gone. Remember that with skin and nail infections the yeast is deeply embedded, and you must continue using it on the skin for at least a couple of weeks, or the infection will recurr. Internally, I have drunk ACV diluted according to the instructions above. Again, I have felt better almost immediately. Combine ACV with a sensible, low sugar diet. I had candida symptoms for many years, and apple cider vinegar was the key remedy in my recovery