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What causes rash and itching on scrotum?

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Posted on Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Question: sir my XXXXXXX gets red like a rash and ichy? wat can it be?
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Scrotal region eczema, take treatment

Detailed Answer:
Hi

I have seen the attached picture . You seem to be developing recurrent scrotal eczema.
You need to mix and apply cortisone cream and canestan cream over the affected areas twice a day . In addition, you can take some oral antihistamine tablet like claritin once a day or benadryl in the adult dosage .
Avoid application of any other creams or oils over it .
Wear cotton undergarments .
Avoid itching or scratching .

Hope it helps

Dr Geetika Paul
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Geetika Paul (7 hours later)
thank you, wat is eczema? is it a diseas?
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Scrotal eczema, take treatment

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

Eczema is basically an allergic reaction over the skin which tends to become chronic.
It is a very common skin condition and is also easy to treat.
A simple treatment as advised should help.
Take care to avoid application of any irritants over the area. Do not apply any other cream or oil over it .
Avoid scratching the area as much as possible . Wear cotton undergarments .
Excessive sweating and friction due to clothes are some causes of development of such an eczema over scrotal region but it tends to heal soon.

Dr Geetika Paul
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Geetika Paul (7 minutes later)
can it be a fungi? will those creams u meantion cure it? i been having it for a while,
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (30 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Could be fungal in nature, take antifungals

Detailed Answer:
Yes there is a possibility that it might be an eczematous fungal infection.
That is why I have given you both an antifungal and a steroid cream to be mixed and applied.

Dr Geetika Paul
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Geetika Paul (9 minutes later)
thank you very much ms, wen this happens does it also spread to the pinus head?
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Symptoms of fungal infection penile region

Detailed Answer:
Hi

There is a possibility that one might be having an infection over the penile region as well.
Fungal infection of the glans penis can appear as red or whitish small lesions which can be associated with whitish discharge and discomfort in the form of itching or slight pain. Also there can be development of small cuts in the foreskin.
In case you have any of the above symptoms, you can apply canestan cream over the glans penis as well.

Dr Geetika Paul
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Geetika Paul (19 minutes later)
thank you ms, wen masterbating my pinus head gets irritade really red can that be beacuse of the fungi?
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Does not look like fungal infection

Detailed Answer:
H again

No, the kind of skin redness you develop is basically transient in nature. It can be attributed to the local increased blood supply or due to rough handling .
Such a skin rednes is not due to any infection.
The redness due to fungal infections is persistent and is associated with pain or itching.

Dr Geetika Paul
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Follow up: Dr. Geetika Paul (6 minutes later)
i have no pain, just iching , my XXXXXXX stays red n if i ich it it seems to make it more ichy, n sometimes ichy inside the pinus not really but once a while is this normal?
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Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Take treatment for scrotal dermatitis

Detailed Answer:
Your main problem is that of scrotal dermatitis basically. You should take the treatment as told. The scrotal region is very prone to this type of condition.. It is nothing to be really worried about.
I am sure it will get better with treatment .

Dr Geetika Paul
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What causes rash and itching on scrotum?

Brief Answer: Scrotal region eczema, take treatment Detailed Answer: Hi I have seen the attached picture . You seem to be developing recurrent scrotal eczema. You need to mix and apply cortisone cream and canestan cream over the affected areas twice a day . In addition, you can take some oral antihistamine tablet like claritin once a day or benadryl in the adult dosage . Avoid application of any other creams or oils over it . Wear cotton undergarments . Avoid itching or scratching . Hope it helps Dr Geetika Paul