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.
Origin of jock itch
First recorded in 1945–50
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Medicine definitions for jock itch
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