Are you looking for the best jock itch cream or gel? Well look no further, we’ve listed the top three here!
Struggling with jock itch? Stop fussing over that uncomfortable feeling down there. There are solutions to help you get rid of it in no time. Here, we are going to examine some of the better known topical solutions on the market that claim to tame jock itch.
What’s the Big Deal About Topical Creams or Gels?
In short, it’s all about convenience. These products can be used at home, or just as easily at the gym or workplace. All you have to do is jump out of the shower, dry off, and apply it over the affected areas. You can also head to the bathroom during the day for a quick touch up to stay on the treatment schedule.
- Tube based, an ease to squeeze!
- Quick application
- Can get messy
- You’ll need a thorough hand washing after
- Can contribute to swamp crotch on hot or humid days
So now that you know the basics about jock itch creams and gels, let’s dig into the details!
Ultra Cream? It has a nice ring to it. Before we even took a look at this one, we were set to feel some ultra comfort. As the name suggests, this is a cream based product. It’s active ingredient is Butenafine Hydrochloride Cream 1%. The first thing we like about this product is that is intended to used only once daily. This means you won’t have to worry about having your hands down your pants all day!
This cream has a reputation for getting things done in the nether regions. The “ultra” component appears to speed up the healing process on inflamed, or rash stricken skin. It goes on smooth and cool, and brings some immediate relief upon contact. The tube size itself is not huge (containing just .42 ounces), but don’t let the small size fool you. This cream packs a punch. Small dabs of this cream should be enough to set your crotch straight.
Perhaps the only drawback to this cream is that it is on the expensive side. However, protecting the area around the family jewels is priceless!
Miconazole Nitrate is an all around itch fighter. It can be used for jock itch, athlete’s foot, or ringworm. The name itself tells you that the fungus fighting ingredient is miconazole nitrate.
The name also conveniently informs you that the active ingredient is 2% by weight. While most products can only claim to have 1% of an active ingredient, this product doubles that. However, it is still gentle to traumatized skin. This cream is great for actually curing jock itch, not just providing relief from the burning and itching. It takes about two weeks to banish jock itch from your groin. We recommend it for those guys that have an abnormally stubborn jock itch problem.
First of all, who wouldn’t want a “salve” on their itch ridden areas instead of a plain old cream. However, the salve is actually not a stand alone product. It is intended to be used with a partner product called Defense Oil. Both products come in 1oz quantities, but must be purchased separately.
The interesting thing is that this product was actually created for wrestlers to fight off ringworm. Because of this, it wins our respect for being the most macho product in this review.
If used in conjunction with one another, these products provide a one-two punch. The Defense Oil attacks ringworm or other skin irritations. The salve is used after to deal with the dryness associated with the oil. The salve itself actually contains healing ingredients mixed in with vitamins A and E. There is a whopping 5% active ingredient in the salve to address the worst of fungi and even viruses. It can even be used as an antiseptic for cuts and scrapes.
As far as the application goes, all you have to do is dip a finger into the jar and spread away. Despite being a salve, it goes on clean and non-greasy. It doesn’t produce any foul odors, and won’t stain your girlfriend’s high thread count sheets. You can also expect a small amount to do a lot! This duo is perfect for a guy who wants the Swiss army knife of anti-fungals. It’ll cost you a lot more than the other options, but it also has a lot more applications.
Time to Wrap it Up!
We’ve given you some good choices for managing an irritated crotch.
You can increase the benefit of any of these by using an anti-fungal soap when showering (we rated Defense Soap as the best in this epic review). Also remember that consistency is key. No product will kill that itch if you don’t use it regularly for the recommended time period so stick to the instructions and smash your jock itch for good!