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chafing problem

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 6:28 am
by purple planet
anyone got jock itch ?

i got it - i take a shower each day and if im sweaty than after the activity and i still got it - i started a diet but it will take 2-3 months until it will make a difference and in the meantime its hard to do walking meditation

it must be very common to have this problem i would believe especially in thailand where its moist

so any ideas on how to prevent this ?

Re: chafing problem

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 6:35 am
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wear loosely fitting underwear — if in Thailand you can probably wear a Sarong.

Use talcum powder. There is probably an antiseptic brand suitable for this problem.

Wikipedia article

Re: jock itch

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 9:49 am
by Ben
See your pharmacist or doctor, they are probably best placed to provide you with a remedy.
kind regards,

Ben

Re: jock itch

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 10:58 am
by purple planet
i dont have it now actually because i only do short walking meditation of 30 minutes instead of 55 like i want to and do it just once or twice a day the only thing that stops me is the feeling of a jock itch coming up so thats why i would like to hear all the tips anyone here can think of

Re: jock itch

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 6:16 pm
by Mojo
Jock itch is a fungus and oesn't just come and go, though like other fungal infections, it can be fairly dormant and then bloom suddenly. Fungi love dark warm moist environments, like your jocular region after a workout. The best way to keep it from blooming is by completely getting rid of it. And doctors can prescribe better anti-fungal medicine than you can get over the counter. So I second the doctor route - even if you aren't currently experiencing symptoms.

Re: jock itch

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 8:44 pm
by kmath
I had the same problem for a while. Other than showering and changing underwear when sweaty, hydrocortisone has done wonders for me. Give it a try!

Re: jock itch

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 8:54 pm
by marc108
the key is to keep your bits dry. use a hair dryer and dry your bits up really good immediately after you get out of the shower. wear loose fitting underwear as well.

Re: jock itch

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 3:51 pm
by BubbaBuddhist
Are you sure it's jock itch and not chafing? If it only comes up when walking could be the latter.

BB

Re: jock itch

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:03 pm
by purple planet
ohhh - yes its chafing - no doubt its chafing ! thanks for pointing this out

anyone has some other solutions to chafing ? - (talcum powder didnt work)

Re: chafing problem

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:11 pm
by BubbaBuddhist
Yes, there is a simple solution. Please don't think I'm being sarcastic when I tell you of this. When I worked as a groundskeeper in high school, I noticed one of the supervisors, when his shirt rose over his waistband, wore a unusual garment. I asked "Curly, why are you wearing panty hose?" He said, "Prevents chafing." I've been told this many times over the years, even by my doctor.

BB

Re: chafing problem

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:14 pm
by purple planet
:lol: good to hear im not sure i will try it but maybe as a last solution any other solutions someone ?

Re: jock itch

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:20 pm
by Aloka
purple planet wrote:ohhh - yes its chafing - no doubt its chafing ! thanks for pointing this out

anyone has some other solutions to chafing ? - (talcum powder didnt work)

Hi pp,

I agree with Ben, you need to speak to a pharmacist or doctor.

I think Its possible your itchy crotch could be caused by anything from chafing, to a fungal infection, to crabs.

Its best to get a professional opinion.

kind regards

Aloka

Re: chafing problem

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:30 pm
by purple planet
but its not itching when i dont do walking meditation and i did gain weight lately

Re: chafing problem

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:35 pm
by Aloka
purple planet wrote:but its not itching when i dont do walking meditation and i did gain weight lately

Dunno, I'm a woman so I don't have a "jock" !

:)

Re: chafing problem

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 7:41 pm
by BubbaBuddhist
Women can also become afflicted by the tinea cruris,the fungus responsible for jock itch. But with women it probably has a more genteel name, like pudendal pruritis. Isn't Samsara grand? :jumping:

BB

Re: chafing problem

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 7:43 pm
by reflection
For me happens sometimes when wearing jeans, otherwise it doesn't. But only when I walk longer distances.

Maybe this helps. Otherwise resort to the panty solution :D or monk's robes ;)