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Rashes on scrotum, sagging skin, itching. Using itch guard. Could this rash be scabies?

I developed this sudden rash on my scrotum 5 days back. It has got red papules, tiny lil ones. Initially it was only on one side but now it has spread to involve the other side too. The scrotal folds have become prominent and the skin has become saggy.It is intensely itchy and any handling of the skin increases the itch. I am not sexually active and am 24 years old. I tried a bit of betnovate GM but it didnt improve so I m applying itch guard now. But I am worried it might be scabies . Can scabies occur only on the scrotum? I mean I dont know anyone who s got it and nobody in my family has it. I have just used itch guard twice so should I try it for a few days? Or should i try permethrin? (I am a medical student)
Asked On : Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query,

Yes there is a possibility that it can be scabies.

A variety of scabies called as nodular scabies is limited to the scrotal area.

Its better to go for an application of anti scabies cream like permethrin.

Also take an anti histamine tablet like cetrizine.

This will give you relief.

Please meet a dermatologist for exact diagnosis.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you good health,
Thank you
Answered: Fri, 29 Nov 2013
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