I have always had very sensitive skin and been prone to rashes, sunburn, and skin irritations. I am forced to use fragrance-free soap, laundry detergent, and shampoo. I can’t wear aftershave, and I’m extremely careful with what type of deodorant I purchase. When I moved down south two years ago, my problems got way worse. I developed a terrible case of jock itch, caused by the intense heat, humidity and constant sweating. Despite buying all sorts of powders, lotions and sprays, I couldn’t get rid of it. The problem is not only horribly uncomfortable, but it’s also rather embarrassing. I finally went to the doctor, who suggested preventative measures. I bought new underwear and now take lots of cool showers. I also invested in a central air conditioner and a whole-home dehumidifier. The cooling system features variable speed technology, which allows it to automatically adjust to the changing demands of the home. Because it adapts capacity, operating longer at lower speeds, it maintains more even temperature at all times. The dehumidifier extracts excess moisture from the air to maintain optimum relative humidity. Partnering the air conditioner with the dehumidifier has created a much more comfortable and healthier indoor environment and really helped combat my issues with jock itch. In the area where I live, I need to run the air conditioner and dehumidifier just about year round, which can get expensive. The dehumidifier allows me to set the thermostat a bit higher without sacrificing comfort. This reduces energy use and lowers the monthly electric bill. Although I’m happy to save money, I’d pay anything to get rid of the jock itch.