“Avoid creams because they can lock in moisture,” says Dr. Turek. The aim is to keep everything as dry as possible down there. Although creams can work a little faster for immediate jock itch relief, ultimately they are counterintuitive. Powders are best for this situation because everything stays dry, “the single best thing you can do is keep the moisture away,” says Turek. Zeasorb is one such powder that is available at drugstores. “We dermatologists often recommend it for jock itch and athlete’s foot,” says Dr. Benabio.
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