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Old 08-02-2006, 22:59   #11
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Re: w00t

Originally posted by chR|5
Any ways, how do I deal with "crotch rot"
Are you seriously asking that question?!?!?

Change your underwear often, at least once a day. Even if you can't change your uniform, change your socks and underwear (and always bring extra if you will be out in the field).

Clean that region often; use babywipes or at least a washcloth if you don't have access to showers.

Buy a bottle of antifungal cream. Some are labelled as being for jock itch, others for athlete's foot. They all have the same ingredients. Keep using it for the prescribed period, even if symptoms go away.

If you start getting a bad rash, you may want to consider using baby powder (not foot powder - it burns) before going on long ruck marches. Otherwise, you could be in a lot of pain.

Ugh, now I feel unclean... But, honestly, a LOT of guys get this problem at BASIC. The primary culprit is improper sanitation.
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