Apple cider vinegar is one of the oldest and most preferred natural remedies that is being used till to date. Its popularity has increased over the years mainly because of its natural health benefits such as helping in weight reduction, curing cold, heart problems, and cancer among other health conditions.
Aside from the above-mentioned benefits, the apple cider vinegar is commonly used to treat the jock itch which is medically known as tinea cruris. It is a fungal infection which affects both men and women affecting the groins, buttocks, inner thighs and genital areas.
This condition is commonly caused by being overweight, wearing of tight inner clothing, excessing sweating and weak immune system. Its most common symptoms are itchiness, flaking of skin, burning sensation and redness.
This condition has many remedies but one of the most used remedies is using apple cider vinegar to treat the infection. It has great antifungal and antibacterial properties which will kill the fungus and prevent it from spreading to other parts of the body.
To use the apple cider vinegar, dilute some of it in a container with some lukewarm water. Prior to use wash the infected area with an antibacterial soap; after the wash take a clean piece of cloth and dampen it with the diluted vinegar followed by dabbing it gently on the infected area.
Give it time to dry and repeat the procedure at least twice. Remember to do this at least three times a day for some weeks and you will slowly begin to notice that the rashes are dissipating.
Normally the best time for this treatment is in the morning before you go about your duties and at night before bed but if you have more time there is no harm having the treatment during the day. Another way to apply the treatment is to mix the apple cider vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray the affected area consistently until you get the desired results.
Soon after applying the solution you will notice that the itch will reduce then finally disappear. It will take one to two weeks for the infection to completely go away depending on how severe or spread it was. The benefit of using this method is that it is inexpensive, the apple cider vinegar is readily found and that it has other benefits to the body as a natural skin care product