a fungal infection of the skin in the groin area, occurring most commonly in males, especially in warm climates, characterized by itchy and often scaly lesions; tinea cruris.
Itch vs. Scratch: What’s The Difference?Okay, this one might make you feel a little itchy. An itch is a skin irritation that causes the desire to scratch. Scratch describes the action used to relieve an itch. The grammatically correct construction is “to scratch an itch.” People often use itch and scratch in place of each other in everyday speech. For example, you may hear people saying they need to “itch …
Origin of jock itch
First recorded in 1945–50
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Medicine definitions for jock itch
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