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Have dry scrotum and itching at the root of follicle. Underlying cause?

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my scortum is itchy, i trim the hair with a trimmer and when hair starts growing itching starts at the root of folicals of hair and the srotum is very dry.

Posted Wed, 13 Mar 2013 in Testicle Problems
Answered by Dr. Polash Sannigrahi 1 hour later
Thanks for writing to us.

The cause of itching at the root of follicle can be due to the following reasons:
1. Folliculitis i.e. bacterial or fungal infection of the hair follicle
2. Pseudo folliculitis which occurs due to ingrowth of cut hairs.
As you have itching after trimming, most probably it is Pseudo folliculitis.

Management includes:
1. Application of mild steroids like hydrocortisone.
2. For itching, you can take an antihistamine tablet.
3. Avoid trimming in that area for at least 15 days.

You will get a good result with the above mentioned measures.

Wishing you a Good Health. Let me know if I need to clarify further.
Thanks & take care.
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