What is Body Fungus?

Fungus can affect several parts of the body. The two most common fungal infections of the skin are Jock Itch and Ringworm (see below).

What is Jock Itch?

Jock Itch is a contagious fungal infection that affects the skin in the groin area. It’s caused by a certain kind of fungus that loves warm, moist conditions.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Jock Itch causes itch with raised, scaly patches that may blister or ooze (but symptoms vary)
  • Jock Itch affects the groin, thigh area and buttocks
  • Jock Itch can be cured in 1 week* with Lamisil® products
  • Jock Itch occurs more often in men than women

Jock Itch Symptoms

Symptoms of Jock Itch, especially if persistent and untreated, can be painful and uncomfortable.

Jock Itch symptoms vary, but here are the most common ones:

  • Itching or burning around your groin, thighs, buttocks and anus
  • Red rash and raised scaly patches
  • Blisters or ulcers that may ooze
  • Abnormally dark or light skin in the infected area
  • Broken blisters, causing pain and swelling
  • Thick, dry, scaly skin on the groin area
  • Foul odor if infection becomes severe

Jock Itch Treatment

Lamisil® Products for Jock Itch


The Causes of Jock Itch

You can get Jock Itch by touching someone’s infected skin or infected surfaces (like towels or bed sheets).

The fungus grows and spreads in warm, moist places like the groin area.

This fungus spreads easily with contact – so if you scratch your Athlete’s Foot, then touch your body, it can become Jock Itch.

Sources: Lamisil Medical Update PPT 7.7.14 and WebMD page

Where Will I See It On My Body?

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May cause a red, scaly rash with blisters that may break and ooze.


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Skin around the infection may become abnormally light or dark.


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Itching and burning may occur around the anus and buttocks.

Sources: WebMD

What is Ringworm?

Ringworm is a contagious fungal infection that can occur anywhere on the body. It can cause a distinctive red, ring-shaped rash.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Ringworm causes itch and appears as a red, circular rash
  • Ringworm is more likely to affect children but adults can get Ringworm too
  • Ringworm can be cured with anti-fungal treatments like Lamisil® Cream or Lamisil® Spray
  • Ringworm can occur almost anywhere on the body

Lamisil® products are proven to cure most Ringworm.*

Ringworm Treatment

Lamisil® Products for Ringworm

* Lamisil Once 1% Film-Forming Solution should only be considered for the treatment of Athlete's Foot.

Ringworm Symptoms

Symptoms of Ringworm, especially if persistent and untreated, can be painful, uncomfortable and unsightly.

Ringworm symptoms vary but here are the most common:

  • Itchy rash on the torso, chest, stomach, arms or legs
  • Distinctive red, ring-shaped rash
  • Red-colored skin rash
  • Circular sores that are dry, scaly or moist
  • Rash that has small bumps or blisters along the edges
  • Broken blisters, causing pain and swelling
  • Thick, dry or scaly skin on the palms of the hands

The infection can affect any part of your body. It is highly contagious and spreads easily — especially if you scratch or pick at the infected area.

Ringworm Treatment

Lamisil ® Products for Ringworm

Source: CDC

The Causes of Ringworm

You can get Ringworm by touching a person or animal with infected skin or from touching a surface that’s been infected (like floors or towels).

Ringworm is more common in hot, humid environments.

You can get Ringworm from infected animals like dogs, cats, horses and cows.

Ringworm Treatment

Sources: Lamisil Medical Update PPT 7.7.14 and the CDC

Where Will I See It On My Body?

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Circular rashes may have blisters or sores along the edges with a clear spot in the middle.

Arms & Legs

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Rashes may form dry, itchy patches on the body.


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Thick, dry, scaly skin similar to Athlete´s Foot may appear on the hands.

Source: CDC