Hello fellow sufferers.

Whether you’re male or female and have been diagnosed with, or believe you have, a groin fungal infection or a bacterial overgrowth in the groin, the following is one type of treatment for this odor-causing condition.

Whatever you believe or don’t believe you have, please see a dermatologist or microbiologist about your skin condition.

Note: I’m not sure how well this treatment will work on females; it might be a good idea to check with a healthcare professional before trying it out.

First, these are what you’ll need:

  • Your favorite soap, preferably antibacterial or antifungal
  • Cotton balls or Q-tip swabs
  • Bragg’s “Mother” Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 100% pure tea tree oil
  • Apple Cider Vinegar dietary supplement capsules

Try this after bathing or showering twice a day if you don’t plan on leaving your home that day:

  1. Thoroughly clean the effected area, preferably with antibacterial or antifungal soap. Then make sure you thoroughly dry the area; using a fan works good for me.
  2. Using a cotton ball or Q-tip swab, apply some Bragg‘s Apple Cider Vinegar directly onto the effected area twice a day. Avoid applying it on broken skin, as it will sting. Bragg’s brand with “Mother” on the label is preferable. Most stores sell it.
  3. If you like, you can also mix some 100% pure Tea Tree Oil with the vinegar. Tea Tree Oil also kills fungus.
  4. For additional treatment, you can also buy Apple Cider Vinegar dietary supplement capsules. Most labels will direct you to take two capsules daily, preferably with food.

Again, if you need to leave home and you’re worried about the pungent smell of the vinegar and Tea Tree Oil, it would be better if you only applied the above  treatment when you know you’ll be home.

Note: Instead of the above treatment, you can use an antifungal cream on the affected area twice a day after a bath or shower. If there is no noticeable difference in two weeks, then try the treatment above.

But if you need to leave home for a while, the following list includes things you can do to cover up your groin odor. I’m pretty sure this preparation will benefit both genders.

First, these are what you’ll need:

  • Your favorite soap, preferably antibacterial or antifungal
  • Swan brand calamine lotion, non-medicated and unscented
  • Cotton balls or Q-tip swabs (or you can simply use your fingers to apply the calamine lotion)
  • Desitin brand 13% zinc oxide diaper rash cream (it’s unscented)
  • Tinactin or other brand of antifungal spray powder (such as Walmart brand Equate, which is cheaper)
  • (Optional) Baby powder or any other type of powder

This is what I do before leaving home. It’s time-consuming, but worth the effort:

  1. Thoroughly clean your groin as you usually would, preferably with antibacterial or antifungal soap. Thoroughly dry the effected area; use a fan if necessary.
  2. Using your fingers, a cotton ball, or a Q-tip swab, liberally apply some calamine lotion onto the entire groin area.  It’s preferable to use regular calamine lotion and not the medicated kind, because the medicated has a loud scent and doesn’t dry the skin as well as the regular. The brand I believe is best  (the only kind I use) is Swan Calamine Lotion non-medicated. You can order it online, such as and you can get it at most drug stores. It’s unscented, unlike the medicated kind. This is the purpose of using this lotion: to make sure to keep the effected area dry for as long as possible while you are outside of your home or when you’ll be around other people.
  3. Now, completely dry the lotion on your groin as well as you can, possibly using a fan.
  4. If you like, you can repeat this application process for an extra coat.
  5. Once the calamine is thoroughly dry, use the Desitin cream all over the groin.
  6. Then liberally spray the entire area with the spray powder. Though this is not absolutely necessary to use, it will thicken the cream to prevent the cream from thinning out too soon.
  7. (Optional) Sprinkle some powder (don’t overdo it) onto the entire area.

These are some links you might find helpful:

Take an evaluation test to see your level of fungal infection:

Try this treatment for candida:

Here’s a YouTube link for groin odor treatment:

Check out this info-packed YouTube channel on fungus:

Here’s a YouTube video on Nystatin antifungal cream:

Take a look at this PDF list of things you can try, to help with yeast and fungus:

If you have any questions about anything on this page, or you possibly have a better treatment plan, please email me at and/or leave a comment in the box below.

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