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Treatment for jock itch is quick and usually effective, but the condition often comes back. The following people should be especially vigilant to prevent the problem from returning:

  • Athletes

  • People with fungal infections that affect other parts of the body (such as athlete's foot)

  • People who wear tight clothing

  • People with damaged or altered immune systems

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