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    Is antiperspirant safe to use on scrotal area?

Posted on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: embarrassing. something wrong with me? routine: shampoo, brush teeth, and soap up body, then rinse, blow out nose, all under COLD shower. stay under for a while, about five minutes, from top of head down back and front. enjoy it. then shave with cold water and dry off outside on patio (with privacy fence, usually early morning and late evening--dark) with SCRATCHY towel, firmly enough to redden skin a little bit--exfoliates--skin feels soft and smooth after. then SLAP on after shave to face, underarms, and scrotum (hard enough to hurt--and I like the feeling). can this do any long-term damage to testes? also use antiperspirant on scrotal area as well as axillary; works much better than powder at preventing male itch throughout the day. any of this potentially harmful?
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Don't use after shave on scrotum or axilla

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us.

I am Dr. Kakkar(dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have understood it.

All of this is perfectly fine except putting aftershave on scrotum and axilla which is too harsh for these areas and can cause irritation and discomfort in skin. Though there is no potential harm to testicles from using an aftershave on scrotum.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 3 hours later
ok. main concern is pleasure derived from testicular pain, sometimes also as part of erotic foreplay. (something wrong with me?--long-term damage?)
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 18 hours later
Brief Answer:
Nothing wrong with deriving sexual pleasure but it can cause irritation

Detailed Answer:

No. Nothing wrong with deriving pleasure. Its fine but you should be aware that it can cause irritation.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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