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Jock itch and yeast infection: Is there a connection?
Candida infection of the skin: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
Jock itch tinea cruris is a fungal infection that results from staying in sweat-soaked clothing too long. Fungus thrives in damp, warm locations with little light— and the groin often has all of these conditions. Technically, jock itch is a ringworm infection found in the groin and on the thighs, as opposed to tinea corporis, which is the ringworm infection that it typically found elsewhere on the body. Ringworm is not a worm at all, as stated above, it is a fungal infection.
Pharmacy Care Fungal skin infections. Areas commonly affected by fungal infections include the skin, scalp, feet, fingernails and toenails, mouth and vagina. Fungi need a warm, wet place to grow and they thrive on hot, sweaty skin, especially between your toes, in your groin and under your armpits. Tinea infections are known as ringworm when found on your trunk, limbs or scalp. Tinea is known as athlete's foot when your feet are affected, or jock itch when your groin area is affected.
Yeast and fungi can cause infections in your body and on your skin. These organisms are part of the fungal kingdom, which includes mushrooms and molds, and they are separate from bacteria, viruses, amoeba, and plants. Many people associate yeast infections with the vagina , and that is one type of yeast infection.