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    What causes severe itching on the testicles?

Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: My testicals sack is itching a lot.please ler me know what to do to get rid of this problem. I try to keep that area as dry as possible.
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Answer few questions and upload pictures

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic
According to your complaints itching could be due to lichen simplex chronicus which is a chronic eczema or intertrigo which is inflammation of the body folds.
I would like to ask you few questions:
What is the duration of itching?
Is it associated with any rash?
If yes kindly upload the photographs of the affected areas so that I can have a clearer picture of the condition and can guide you accordingly.
Are you having any other ailments or taking any medicines?
Kindly revert with the answers and pictures.
Dr Asmeet
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 11 hours later
Itching occurs mostly during night and aslo some rime during the day
I do not have any rashes. I have attached a picture. I am not taking any other medication
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 9 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Can't see any pictures

Detailed Answer:
I can't see any pictures.
Kindly upload them again or mail them to attachments@healthcaremagic as "Attention: Dr Asmeet ".
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Find picture attached
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Looks like lichen simplex chronicus, topical steroid & antihistaminic

Detailed Answer:
I have reviewed the attached photograph and it looks like lichen simplex chronicus.
If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to apply topical steroid like clobetasol propionate cream on the affected areas twice daily and take antihistaminic like tablet hydroxyzine 10 mg twice daily for 2-3 weeks.
These are prescription drugs and you need to see the doctor in person to get them.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 11 minutes later
Please let me know if there are any precautions I need to take to not let this come back again.
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Precautions required

Detailed Answer:
Avoid soap on the affected area, wear loose cotton fitted clothes and stay in cool airy environment.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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