Travelling to Thailand with jock itch

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1. Posted by Hellomate1 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

The title says it all, I’m on the daktacourt cream that’s been prescribed. I’ve also been given some anti fungal tablets that I will be starting to take as of tomorrow.

Travel next week and I wondered if anyone has had experience dealing with this (tips) or any remidies.

Will the climate/weather mean Its only going to get worse ?

2. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1110 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Perhaps you'll get more response on a medical site; nobody here is keen on discussing this type of condition.

3. Posted by leics2 (Respected Member 439 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Never had it myself but can offer a few tips:

It's usually caused by a fungus that thrives in warm, humid body areas (the same fungus causes athlete's foot). Hot & humid weather certainly won't help.

Wear loose clothing (including underwear). Avoid synthetic fabrics.

Shower at least every day but don't wash the affected area with anything except water and (very important indeed) make sure you dry it thoroughly. Always pat dry...neverrub. Using powder (preferably anti-fungal though plain, unscented talc...like baby powder..will do) on the area can help to absorb sweat.

Change & wash your (loose-fitting, natural fabric) underwear *at least* daily. Try to wash/change your towels often too.

If you think your cream won't last the whole of your trip get some more (or an over-the-counter equivalent...ask a pharmacist) before you leave and take it with you.

[ Edit: Edited on 21-Oct-2018, at 11:50 by leics2 ]

4. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2098 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

"... Its only going to get worse ?"

The only way to survive is to wear a kilt. You will need airflow to keep you infection free.

Good luck.

5. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1255 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Quoting karazyal

The only way to survive is to wear a kilt.

I wear a kilt and believe me it gets hot up there! Nine yards of worsted wool.

6. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2098 posts) 4w 1 Star this if you like it!

Airflow help with one of those little battery powered fans maybe??

7. Posted by wizzmor1977 (Respected Member 334 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Best post in a while.

8. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 454 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Quoting karazyal

Airflow help with one of those little battery powered fans maybe??

The size and fan speed would be quite important.
He could create his own Marilyn Monroe moment....
Or at best he'd look line a hovercraft...:)