Having severe itching in the private area, no rash or redness. What can be done? - Online Doctor Chats
I am calling in for the same request again. I had an earlier chat session on this
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Which doctor helped you earlier on this?
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i do not remember
When did you chat?
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Meanwhile describe the problem
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I am having the same problem again
It has been off and on for the past 2 months
I used the anti-fungal cream "Kety"
for the past 2 days. But I have not seen any improvement this time.
Last time it had started to improve within 2 days
no rash, no redness
the area looks very dry
now there is more intense itching on the upper skin of the penis as well
Do you have itching else where?
Do you see pimple or pus filled lesions?
no nowhere else
no pus filled lesions
Does it happen only when you change clothes in the evening, right?
Do you take bath before you change ?
no I do not take bath in the evening
small amount of itching happens during the day time
but when I change my clothes and get into home clothes, the itching gets intense
How are the clothes washed and how frequently
Did you think of that?
but nobody in the household is having this
Use skin safe detergent
No you are allergic to that detergent
I am not saying that detergent is not good, but it may not be suitable for you
ok. How can I be certain that may be the reason
any reasons why the anti fungal cream is not working
Get the clothes washed with very hot water and dry them indoors, not exposing to dust
It may not be fungal infection
Change the detergent and use safer alternatives
IF you read the labels over the detergent, they so hypoalleric or non allergic
the same detergent we have been using for last 6-7 years
and stop rest of all the things
Do not use undergarments
to reduce moisture
I also advise you to take hot water bath before you change
the next possible allergen is the dust you travel from office to home
sorry did not understand "do not use undergarments"
Does this happen even on weekends
yes, but more on weekdays
Do not use undergarments while at home
Get these changes and use the medicines and let me know after a week
Did you follow?
Should I summarize
yeah. only question I had was, this allergy can develop after 6-7 years
since I did not have problem earlier
I will summarize
Otherwise I see no reason which is consistent with the description you gave
wash clothes in hot water. and dry indoors
2) Use Calamine with Aloe Vera
3) Use a hypoalleric or non allergic detergent
only other thing I wanted to tell you is that I go to the gym in the evenings
and I use the same undergarment that I was wearing during the day
Good point to note
Working out leads to retention of moisture
and some times I have bath only in the morning
could that be the reason
rather than the detergent
After every gym session, a tepid water bath is
Do not use the same undergarment
Yeah a possible reason
i should still use Calamine only correct
If these measures do not help, the next thing is a consult with Dermatologist
for detailed evaluation
Do you have any more queries?
have a nice day.
Bye for now
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