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After swimming, scrotum skin is very tight, itchy and flaky. Suggestions?

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Went to the NJ shore and swam in ocean and hotel pool for a few days. Scrotum skin now very tight, itchy and flaky. Suggestions for remedy?
Posted Wed, 18 Sep 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Jorge Brenes-Salazar 21 minutes later
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Topical antifungal

Detailed Answer:

By the description and the exposure to public water, a fungal infection is to be considered, particularly with the flaking and itching of the skin. The best course of action would be to try a combination of topical miconazole or clotrimazole with a low dose steroid such as over the counter hydrocortisone and assess response for the next 5 days; if not resolved, a visit to a physician would be indicated to consider alternate diagnosis.

Yours truly,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
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