Sunday, May 23, 2010
Medicines for Atheletes Foot or Dhobi Itch (Jock Itch)
Due to the high degree of humidity, particularly during the rainy season, many Japanese are afflicted with athlete's foot and Dohbi Itch (scrot rot, or jock itch) caused by bacteria infecting moist skin. Fortunately there are a lot of excellent medicines available over the counter that are capable of killing the bacteria with one application. Application can be quite painful, but these medicines often also contain painkillers that dumbs the affected region after the first few seconds. One of the reasons that Japanese use small one-use towels after having a bath is perhaps because bacteria can be stored on any towel that is used more than once.
Labels: athletes foot, culture, dhobi itch, japan, jock itch, たむし, 日本文化, 水虫, 薬
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