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What causes a thick white layer over the scrotum with accompanied itching?

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Dr. Sameer Kumar

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Posted on Thu, 7 May 2015 in General Health
Question: recently i have been having a thick layer on my testicles, externally. and it is too itchy and if i squeeze it, it cracks and bleeds.color is white.
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Answered by Dr. Sameer Kumar 6 minutes later
Brief Answer:
likely fungal infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for the query to HCM,
The typical description of a thick white layer over the scrotum with accompanied itching indicates a fungal infection. iT is suggested that you should get a swab culture test done to isolate the fungus and confirm the diagnosis and then you may be treated with systemic and local antifungals for a week or two .
If possible you may attach a photograph of the same for better diagnosis,
regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sameer Kumar 2 minutes later
Dr. XXXXXXX . thank you for your feedback..and attached a photo as per requested.
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Answered by Dr. Sameer Kumar 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
yes its fungal infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
YES , this is tinea infection , or simply fungal infection.
You can start the following :-
1. tab fluconazole 300mg ( 150mgx2 tabs) stat once a week for 3 weeks orally.
2. ointment MICONAZOLE 1% local application after cleaning with warm water and drying , thrice a day for 10 days.
3. TAB VITAMIN C 1 thrice a day for 10days.
regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sameer Kumar 2 minutes later
Well noted with many thanks Dr XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Sameer Kumar 1 minute later
Brief Answer:
Thanks

Detailed Answer:
Thanks.
You may close the query if no further questions.

Take good care of yourself.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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