how to get rid of jock itch

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has natural antifungal properties that can effectively treat jock itch along with other types of skin infections. It also has deep cleansing and stimulating elements along with a powerful antibacterial quality. It will also help alleviate itchiness and inflammation associated with jock itch.

Use a cotton ball to apply tea tree oil to the affected skin twice daily. Continue for a few days until the symptoms disappear completely. If it causes a lot of burning sensation then you can use mix four or five drops of tea tree oil in one tablespoon of coconut oil and then use it.
Another option is to add a few drops of tea tree oil to your bath water and soak in it for about 15 minutes.
You can also use soap or shower gel containing tea tree oil.

Rubbing Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol is another effective home remedy for jock itch because it kills the fungus causing the infection. Plus, being a drying agent, it helps keep the affected area dry; fungi thrive in warm, moist environments.

Dip a cotton ball in 90 percent isopropyl alcohol.
Dab it on the affected area. You need not wash it off as the alcohol will evaporate quickly.
Do this a few times daily until you are satisfied with the results.


Listerine is an excellent home remedy for fungal infections like jock itch and athlete’s foot, thanks to its antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial properties.

Use a cotton ball to apply the amber Listerine mouthwash on the affected skin and leave it on until it dries completely. Initially it will hurt, but you will soon get relief from the soreness and inflammation.
Repeat three or four times daily for a few months for complete relief.


Bleach has antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal properties that help treat jock itch.

Mix one-fourth cup of bleach in a bathtub full of water.
Soak in it for about 15 minutes daily or every other day, depending upon the severity of the condition.
Be sure to pat dry your skin after your bath as moisture can worsen jock itch