Jock itch or Dhobis itch is a rash between the legs. It is usually caused by the fungus Candida albicans. This is exacerbated by heat and sweating.
Cyclists and runners often suffer from this condition, called chafing.
The Herpes Simplex virus is responsible for cold sores and genital herpes. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease.
Although type 2 herpes virus is the common cause of genital herpes, the herpes virus that causes cold sores [type 1] can also infect the genitals and vice versa.
The first attack is usually the most painful and normally lasts for a few weeks.
After healing the virus remains dormant until it is reactivated. Natural remedies are aimed at reducing the duration of an attack as well as the frequency.
[Natural Health Tips 2012 Jan J. Lategan pg.39]
Scabies is an intense itch, highly infectious parasitic skin disease caused by the itch mite.
Infestation can be transferred by direct skin contact, especially during sexual activity or while sharing a bed or towel.
Scabies is thus considered a sexually transmitted disease.
Grey or red buttons or scabs where the itch mite infiltrated, especially between the fingers, the wrists and genitals. It causes severe itching, especially at night or in warm conditions.
[Natural Health Tips 2012 Jan J. Lategan pg.73]
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