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Tea Tree Oil

As tea tree oil has natural antifungal properties, it is often used to treat different fungal infections including tinea cruris. This stimulating oil with strong antibacterial properties can give instant relief from itching and inflammation when it’s applied to the infected area.

Put a few drops of tea tree oil on a cotton ball. If you have sensitive skin, then use the oil after diluting it with coconut oil. You can dilute 10 to 15 drops with two tablespoons of base oil.
Gently press it on the affected area.
Allow the oil to dry on its own.
Follow this remedy twice daily for a few days until your symptoms disappear.
For effective results, you can also use soap or shower gel containing tea tree oil, or simply soak in bath water mixwed with a few drops of tea tree oil.

Note: Before applying tea tree oil, it is advisable to test a drop of this essential oil on a patch of skin to determine sensitivity.


Bathing with salt water is one of the simplest and cheapest ways to treat tinea cruris. Salt will speed up the healing process as well as help control the growth of the fungus causing the infection.

Fill the bathtub with lukewarm water.
Add two cups of regular table salt to it and stir it in thoroughly.
Soak in this warm solution for half an hour.
Do this twice a day for at least one month for best results.
The same process can be done with Epsom salt.

Indian Lilac

Indian Lilac, also known as neem, is used to treat many skin problems including tinea cruris. It has antifungal properties that help eliminate the fungus that causes tinea cruris. Plus, it has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties that help in the healing process.

Grind equal amounts of neem leaves and turmeric root powder to form a paste. Apply the paste on the affected skin. Allow it to dry on its own. Finally rinse with lukewarm water and pat it dry. Follow this remedy once daily for several months to prevent the fungus from spreading.
Apply pure neem oil directly on the affected area and massage gently until the oil penetrates deep into the skin. Wait a few minutes and then take a bath. Follow this process daily for a few months to help soothe itching and speed up healing.
You can also apply a mixture of one-half teaspoon of neem oil and one cup of aloe vera gel on the affected area once daily for a few days until the infection clears.


The presence of antibiotic, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties in onions help kill the fungus that causes jock itch.

Put one medium-sized onion in a grinder to make a paste.
Apply the paste on the infected skin.
Allow it to sit for half an hour.
Rinse with lukewarm water and dry the area well with a blow dryer.
Follow this remedy once daily until your condition improves.
Also, use onion in your cooking or add onion slices in your salad to help speed up the healing process