What Is Tinea Cruris?

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3. Transmission

Dermatophyte fungi are easily transmitted. An infection that starts on your feet as athlete’s foot can be spread if you scratch the affected area and then touch another part of your body. You can also get or exacerbate tinea cruris by drying the groin area with a towel that you previously used to dry an infected area of the body.

This fungus can also be transmitted from person to person. If you share towels or clothing with someone who has tinea cruris, you may become infected yourself.

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