Can I pass jock itch to a sexual partner?
April 5, 2012 12:26 PM Subscribe
Is tinea cruris easily sexually transmissible?
(Male, USA, mid-40's)
I had what I thought was just irritable skin on my inner thighs so I typically wear bike-short like "performance" nylon-lycra boxer briefs for hiking so my thighs don't rub together. Three days ago, I walked 3 miles in jeans and got badly chafed.
I'm seeing the doctor on the 13th. In the meantime, I'm treating with over the counter 1% hydrocortisone cream and a clotrimazole spray. I also have an infection in a toenail, so I'm going to ask about an oral antifungal which I hope would knock out everything.
The pictures of tinea I'd seen before had little red dots, but this is big patches like Wikipedia's pictures
. It doesn't itch, but when rubbed from walking just hurts like I'd expect skin rubbed raw to. That's why I didn't treat for tinea before. Also my dad & son have eczema. I have a tendency, but not as strong. My dad was treated as a teenager for athlete's foot repeatedly to no avail (made it worse really). My (pre-teen) son had eczema and athlete's foot at the same time between his toes which was treated effectively with prescription steroid cream and antifungal cream
I have a date this weekend. Am I putting her at risk of a yeast infection or jock itch if we have sex?