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Symtoms and cures for scrotal itching - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you?
User :   i have a scrodum itch i ve had it for a while and i usually only get it at night when im seditary or at night when it wakes me up
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Doctor :   is the itch in the entire scrotum or localized to one small region?
User :   mostly the left side but hard to tell... ive been scared at what it could be and emabaraased
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need not get scared
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it will not cause any harm, the only part is it is distressing
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do you have any redness or any patchy lesion
User :   no and i got tested for cyphillis and gonarria and it was negative
Doctor :   no gonorrhea and syphillis causes ulcer and discharge in the urethra. it will not cause itching

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itching is most commonly a skin manifestation
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and it is usually a fungal infection
User :   so what do i do
Doctor :   let me find out the cause
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do you notice any skin scaling or redness or any patch
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at the itchy region
User :   redness maybe scalin no
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   do you notice any white deposit on the pubic hair?
User :   no
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Doctor :   do you suffer from any allergy?
User :   just basic ones i have high blood pressure and diabities and just started in last 3 months inulin
User :   insulin
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did you try any over the counter medication for the itch?
User :   just jock itch spray
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User :   what else do u suggest
User :   i had no clue
Doctor :   diabetes is the root cause for your itch around the genitals
Doctor :   i shall suggest the following
Doctor :   keep the scrotum free from pubic hair all the times
User :   is this caused by me having high sugar or meds
Doctor :   diabetes as such predispose to many conditions
User :   you mean cut all pubic hairs i only have small ones on my sack/scrodum
User :   what about above my penius
Doctor :   shave the pubic hair all togather
User :   ok what else
Doctor :   wash the scrotum with mild soap and warm water
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do not use any alcoholic based lotions
User :   ok anything else
Doctor :  
apply lamisil-at
Doctor :   lotion to the itchy area
Doctor :   keep the area dry
Doctor :   wash the undergarments with hot water and antiseptic solution
User :   apply lamisil-at whats this a lotion
User :   antiseptic solution is that bleach
Doctor :   yes antiseptic solution is bleach and dry the clothes in the sun
User :   not the dryer
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lamisil at is a lotion and it is available in the form oient also
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no not in the dryer
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dry the clothes in the sun
User :   ok
User :   oient ive never heard of it
Doctor :   ok
User :   its not very cold temperature here will that be ok
Doctor :  
cold temperature is not a problem
Doctor :   basic thing is keep the sugar levels under control
User :   could my sugar level be doing this
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok anything us doc?
User :   will this go away or what
Doctor :   basic hygeine and the what i have suggested till now
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yes this will go away
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need not worry
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it may take a week time or so for the itch to reduce
User :   thank so so much doctor...
User :   should i always keep all my hair trimmed around my scrodum
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but continue the application of lamisil-at for one month even if itch is not there
User :   is this ltion available at pharmacy
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yes trim the hairs till the itch goes away and 3 months after the itch has stoped
User :   ok....
Doctor :   yes it is available at the pharmacy and it is otc
User :   thanks so much does alchol have anything too do with it
Doctor :   its better control the consumption of alcohol as you have diabetes
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and as such the itch is not related to the itch at present
User :   ok.. i dont drink much mostly a glass or 2 of wine
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thats not a problem if its occasional
User :   why at night or when im watching tv or on internet and not doing anything
User :   when im active it doesnt happen
Doctor :   this is because you are focused on the work during the day time
User :   ok
User :   thanks anything else
Doctor :   for the present scrotal itching that is sufficient for now
Doctor :   in a weak or so the symptoms should reduce
User :   thanks
User :   ok goodbye
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User :   ok can i get you again
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User :   how
Doctor :   ask for dr shekar when you log in again
Doctor :   you will be directed for chat with me
User :   thanks dr.
Doctor :   thanks
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