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What causes itchy scrotum?

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Posted on Mon, 8 Sep 2014
Question: hello doctor my scrotum itches me but only when i am goin to take a shower it irritates me alot right now as we speak its itching me
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Answered by Dr. Rohit Batra (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Avoid soap and rubbing with towel.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Patient

Itchy scrotum usually results from fungal infections or irritant reaction.
Fungal infections usually itch during day esp in hot and humid climate. Irritant dermatitis can result from constant scratching of the scrotal skin, application of creams, Home remedies or at times even soap.

Trying applying a bland, non fragrant moisturiser to control things; but if doesn't subside it would be prudent to visit a doctor in person for a comprehensive examination and treatment.

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Dr. Rohit Batra
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What causes itchy scrotum?

Brief Answer: Avoid soap and rubbing with towel. Detailed Answer: Dear Patient Itchy scrotum usually results from fungal infections or irritant reaction. Fungal infections usually itch during day esp in hot and humid climate. Irritant dermatitis can result from constant scratching of the scrotal skin, application of creams, Home remedies or at times even soap. Trying applying a bland, non fragrant moisturiser to control things; but if doesn't subside it would be prudent to visit a doctor in person for a comprehensive examination and treatment. Regards Dr. Rohit Batra