Id heard about jock itch my entire life, but never had it until earlier this year. It started out as tiny red dots on each side of my groin, and spread little by little in a vertical fashion. One side was worse than the other, and it didnt spread onto my genitals. Thinking it might go away on its own, I waited a week and only put powder on it. When it didn't improve I went to the drugstore. The first thing I tried was Neosporin AF (miconazole nitrate), and used it for about 10 days. It did nothing. http://www.pfizerch.com/uploadedImages/product/Neosporin/prod_neosporinaf_jock_lg.jpg Then I switched to Lotrimin (butenafin hydrochloride) for about 10 days, and that didn't do the trick either. http://www.lotrimin.com/images/p_ultra/LotriminUltraJockItch12g.gif I finally went to see the doctor. He looked at it and I said, Its awful, isnt it? His reply, Hell, no! Ive seen far worse than that. He wrote me a prescription for Clothrimazole and Bethamethasome Diprorionate Creme (Im reading this off the box and hope I spelled it right.) Within 2 days it was 50% better, and in 5 days it was just about gone. The only thing left were some brown marks left where the red rash was. I continued to used it for another 5 days and the brown marks finally disappeared. I wasted a month waiting and trying over the counter products, and a visit to the doc cured me in about 10 days!