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    I know this is not only sport related, but seems to be quite prevalent. And I'm sure that others are probably way more aware of this than I am, but for the first time in my life (I'm 44 this year) I contracted a sport-related rash.

    Hi, my name is Jimbo and I have Tinea. And worse, the doctor called it a "ring worm"! Oh, the shame! And worse, along the waist-band area above the groin but below the belly button where my sweaty gi's elasticised waist band sits and rubs, and where my ordinary pants and jeans do the same all day long.

    I initially considered going all hip-hop and wearing my pants down around my knees as the "yutes" do, but I don't own any baseball caps so clearly that option just wasn't on the table for me.

    So I've been reduced to rubbing anti-fungal cream into my belly area twice a day for quite a number of weeks. The worm has been hard to budge. And in the meantime I'm washing my towels and clothes and sheets every day and spraying the shower with this stuff I got that is like Lysol (I think) (since God help me if the wife gets athlete's foot!!).

    Looking back, I now realise the folly of my ways. I train a good 45 minute drive from home and never showered until I got home (and would drive home in my gi). Those little worm suckers were having a field day and now I am paying for my lack of vigilance.

    So, dear fellow elite sports athletes, beware the fungus and his wormy brother in arms. And if you do fall victim to their itchy, rashy ways may the anti-fungal cream be with you.

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    Thanks for the info & for not showing us pics,,,,,,,

    This post will help me to get into better shape by losing a few pounds,,I now,, will no longer bring snacks to the computer when reading your posts,,,
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    Don't forget to wash your belt also! Pffttt on the MYTH it takes away all your hard work or whatever...
    That thing is a freaking BREADING GROUND for all sorts of NASTY things.
    I ALWAYS use Defense Soap after my work outs.
    Better to be SAFE than SORRY!!!
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    Good thinking! Never thought of the belt because it doesn't touch the skin, but it definitely gets a bit sweaty. I think I'll go chuck it in the machine now.

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    Now I feel itchy all over eeeeeekkkk !!!! unclean,unclean !!
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    I find a damm good spray with "Clipperside" all round the nether regions works for me. It stings so bad you have to run round naked until the fire goes out. (please don't try this at home!!!)
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    I've had the jock itch before and it was a long bout. I first figured baby powder would help it as it would keep the "boys" dry. Little did I know that baby powder is basically corn starch...literally food for those dang bacteria. Only use a talc based powder on your junk was my "moral" of the story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riperl View Post
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    Yep. I didn't make it past the first sentence. But hey! That's just me.

    Jimbo, heal fast my sweaty mate. I've had jock itch in my younger years as an elite athlete, so I know your pain.


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    Many years ago, while working at a nuke plant I found the worst pain and discomfort in my life. I have worked with broken bones, cuts needing stitches, and many number of ailments but nothing prepared me for what I had to endure. If your not familiar with what happens in a nuke plant, neutrons are used to heat water to super high temps. This water is then cooled after turning a turbine with other water. expansion and contraction leads to water leaks and a very humid place to work. As a grunt, I was often at my tools in high temperature, high humidity environments. Ad to this, personal sweat and tight fitting clothing and long hours you have a breading ground for what ever will grow on the human body. It was about two weeks into an outage when I noticed some uncomfortable itching on my rear. Add a few more days, and wolla....full blown heat rash. Now imagine if you will, small blisters all over you kester and lower units with itching like you just played with poison ivy, while still trying to do you daily job in that same warm moist plant. I handled it till I couldn't stand it any more and went to the clinic. When she said to remove my pants, I was never so thankful to be bottomless in my life. she gave me some cream and a anti-inflammatory med, and told me to be bottomless as often as I could(which was impossible since I was sharing a apartment with my work partner). needless to say for the next six weeks I was a miserable worker. so in short..I feel your pain
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony1954 View Post
    I find a damm good spray with "Clipperside" all round the nether regions works for me. It stings so bad you have to run round naked until the fire goes out. (please don't try this at home!!!)
    If I cannot try it at home then just exactly where do I try it?
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