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dhobi itch

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noun

[mass noun] informal
  • Itching inflammation of the skin, especially in the groin region, suffered particularly in the tropics and typically caused by certain types of ringworm infection or by allergic dermatitis.
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    • Lamisil AT Cream is an antifungal cream for the treatment of athlete's foot, dhobie itch and ringworm.
    • This irritation, when coupled with a fungus infection in the groin region, is known as jock strap itch, or dhobie itch, and is technically named tinea-cruris.
    • Life in Sierra Leone was good, that is if you ignore the mosquitoes, malaria, dhobi itch, prickly heat, jigger fleas, tomba flies and being permanently soaked in sweat.

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