What causes itching in the scrotum?

Posted on Fri, 8 Mar 2019 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: My 76 year-old brother was recently hospitalized for and outward infection of the groin area. It has nearly healed. However, he now suffers from internal itching of the scrotum. He has type 2 diabetes, has had his prostate removed years ago. He is a married heterosexual male. What do you feel may be causing the internal itching?
Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu 3 hours later
Brief Answer:

Possible fungal infection

Detailed Answer:


As per your description, the possibility of a fungal Infection or a polymicrobial Infection.

Such Infections are more common in elderly diabetic patients. It's advisable to consider a scrotal ultrasound and urine routine examination as a part of the intensive checkup.

I generally prescribe oral antibiotics like Cefpodoxime +/- Fluconazole to my patients with such symptoms.

Please check with your physician if he shares my view and if can prescribe these medications to your brother.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Suresh Heijebu, General & Family Physician
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