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Medical expert warns men against using boxers for more than two days


Dr Chinoso Egemba, popularly known as Aproko Doctor has given reasons why men need not use boxers for more than two days.

Aproko Doctor stated that boxers when used for more than two days can lead to the breeding of fungi which he says causes jock itch.

He also revealed that the fungal infection can be found in people who sweet a lot or those who are overweight.

“Jock itch (tinea cruris) is a fungal infection that causes a red and itchy rash in warm and moist areas of the body.

“The rash often affects the groin and inner thighs and may be shaped like a ring.

“Jock itch gets its name because it’s common in athletes. It’s also common in people who sweat a lot or who are overweight.

“The pubic region is an area in the human body that is always dark, warm and moist due to sweating, when you repeat same boxer for days, you are making fungi to grow and multiply in the pubic area.

“This could lead to Jock itch and Groin infection caused by a fungus known as ‘Tinea Cruris’ and usually develops in the skin around the groin, inner thighs and buttocks.

“This is most common in men and adolescent boys.

“The common symptoms include itching and burning, red, scaly, circular rashes and peeling of the skin. When this happens, see a doctor for proper treatment,” he said.

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