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What causes redness on the scrotum?

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Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Question: My scrotum has turned bright red. This has occurred over a period of 6 days or so. I started applying aquaphor last night (3 times - each time I awakened during the night) and the discoloration appears somewhat better.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (58 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Could be dermatitis, please answer few questions

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic,

According to your complaints, it could be dermatitis.

I need to ask you a few questions:
What is the duration of the redness particularly?
Do you have any itching, burning or any other complaints on the affected areas?
Do you have diabetes or any other ailments?

Kindly revert with the answers.
Awaiting...

Regards
Dr Asmeet


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (50 minutes later)
I have had the redness for 7 days. There is slight itching but no burning. There is discomfort whenever the scrotum moves or rubs against my underclothes. The feeling is rather like that from rubbing an abrasion.

The only ailments I suffer from are asthma and osteoarthritis. My only allergy is to penicillin.

Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Could be dermatitis, you may apply cortisone cream

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back,

It could be dermatitis.

I would recommend you to apply a mild topical steroid like Cortisone cream to the affected area twice daily for 7-10 days.

Also, wear cotton underwear, avoid strenuous physical activity and stay in the cool airy environment.

Regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (48 minutes later)
Thank you doctor.

Regards
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (9 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome

Detailed Answer:
Most Welcome!!

All the best!!


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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What causes redness on the scrotum?

Brief Answer: Could be dermatitis, please answer few questions Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic, According to your complaints, it could be dermatitis. I need to ask you a few questions: What is the duration of the redness particularly? Do you have any itching, burning or any other complaints on the affected areas? Do you have diabetes or any other ailments? Kindly revert with the answers. Awaiting... Regards Dr Asmeet