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Suggest Treatment For Habitual Scrotum Scratching

Hi, I have an issue with sever scrotum scratching that has been present in my life for approximately 7 years, starting in early adolescence. I believe that it is a manifestation of my obsessive compulsive tendencies. I scratch when nervous or anxious; the desire to scratch is exacerbated by uncleanliness.I often will scratch to the point that my skin becomes raw, and my scrotum will eventually become scabbed over. I can t deal with this anymore. I ve tried my best to stop, but the behavior happens often subconsciously and I ll not realize what I m doing before damage has been done.Are there any suggestions?
Wed, 4 Sep 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

Please note that scratching any body area damages nerves and this cause more itching. First, take antihistaminic as Levocetirizine to break scratch.

Second use any steroid cream locally. If these things do not help, take the help of a psychiatrist.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Varinder Joshi , General & Family Physician
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