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Redness of scrotum with burning sensation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a really red scrotum for the past few weeks now it has a mild burning sensation. I havent had any other symptoms so im sure its not an std. It seems when i worry about it it gets worse! Any thought?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   DR Anvekar here
User :   hello
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   29
Doctor :   how many days have u had this ?
Doctor :   does the scrotum sensitive to touch ?
User :   about 12 days it just came out of nowhere
User :   no its not
Doctor :   was there any sexual activity around that time /
User :   no
Doctor :   Do u think you might have had some kind of injury anytime , that u remember of ?
User :   not that i can think of
Doctor :   Do u have any discharge or ulcers, enlarged glands etc ?
User :   no
Doctor :   In that case this could just be some trivial allergy or any sensitivity to your soap or any garment
User :   im wondering what i might could use for this OTC?
Doctor :   apply caladryl lotion
User :   will that take the red out?
Doctor :   or any moisturerising cream , that will hydrate the skin
Doctor :   also apply any steroid cream , that will reduce the inflammation
User :   can i get the steriod cream over the counter?
Doctor :   yes
User :   whats the name of it?
Doctor :   Betamethasone cream
User :   do you think these creams will take the red out ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   thank you very much doc
Doctor :   you are welcome
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