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    Suggest treatment for severe scrotal itching

Posted on Thu, 10 Aug 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: two days ago my scrotum started itiching and now it seems to have something which resembles a gray rash and seems to be spreading.can you help
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Kindly upload image

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am Dr. Kakkar( Dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern.
You seem to have developed scrotal dermatitis. I woukd like to know whether it is dry or due you have any discharge/ oozing? I would prefer if you can uplpad an imabe of the rash in "Reports Section" so that I am able to guide you better.

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it is dry and itiches alot especially at night
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Oral antihistamine and topical steroid cream

Detailed Answer:
Thank you.

You have scrotal dermatitis - Lichen Simplex Chronicus ( LSC ).
I suggest you to use a moderately potent topical steroid cream e.g either mometasone furoate 0.1% cream or triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% cream, twice daily. It is a prescription steroid.
In addition you may also take an oral antihistamine e.g tab. Ceterizine 10mg for symptomatic relief from itching.

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