Itchy Scrotum

Many conditions can cause the scrotum to itch. The folds of skin in the crotch are a warm and moist place, which make it most suitable for the growth of fungi and bacteria. A symptom of itchy scrotum may be related to jock itch, eczema, dermatitis, sexually transmitted infections, etc.

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I have an ulcer over the scrotum, which does not heal with Povidone Iodine ointment. Please suggest a different ointment.

Query: Hello doctor,I have had a sore or ulcer on my scrotum for the past three to four days, which is not painful unless I rub or clean it. Before it developed, I had severe itching, so I rubbed it for relief. I did not have any sexual intercourse, but I do masturbate. I accidentally wore a wet dress and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the attached images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). You need not worry about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) because there is no history of sexual intercourse. It might be due to folliculitis or other infection. Wear loose...  Read Full »

I have small white bumps in my private part. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a question about something that came out of my body exactly from the private part. I hope it is not something bad or anything. There are a few small white liquid-filled bumps on my private part. I have been taking Penicillin. I am not sure how to explain it.Can you please help me?  Read Full »


Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Shall I know a little more about your problem? 1) When did the bumps start? 2) Do you have any pain or itching over the scrotum or penis, or any other region? 3) Will you be able to share a picture of the lesion? Regards.  Read Full »

Why does my penis shrinks halfway when I sit down?

Query: Hello doctor,I had rashes around my scrotum that lasted for about a month and then wet away with anti-fungal medications. A day or two later, I noticed my left testicle was four times bigger than the size of another testicle. It is shiny. And I was diagnosed with hydrocele.There is no change in size...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fungal infections are usually recurrent. And also, fungal infection tends to get a secondary infection of bacteria which causes enlargement of testicles and stretching of testicular skin. Hydrocele cannot be confirmed based on appearance alone. An ultrasound of the s...  Read Full »

How to treat scrotal discomfort with severe itching?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 42-year-old male suffering from scrotum discomfort. I have severe itching on my ball sack. I have tried using topical creams and it helped me a lot. But it comes back. Please help.   Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from scrotal discomfort with severe itching. It can occur due to fungal infection. It occurs due to poor hygiene or sweating. It can also occur due to sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea,...  Read Full »

What should I do to help my tight and itchy foreskin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 35 years old. I often get itching around the penis foreskin and scrotum. Maybe because the foreskin has become tight, it was easy to pull back earlier but not the same now. I took Forcan 150 mg and applying Keto B cream. Itching goes and comes back again if I stop Keto B cream. P...  Read Full »


Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since when do you have this itching and foreskin tightening? Do you have diabetes or any other systemic disease? Do you have any discharge or any raw areas? Are you sexually active? Does your partner has a similar issue? Please answer these questions so we can ge...  Read Full »

Is itchy scrotum a sign of STD?

Query: Hi doctor, I have scrotum itch, which has been persistent over the years (>5 years) with no other symptoms. There are no visible blisters or warts. It itches throughout the day. I see a slight difference in skin appearance, i.e., whitish patch when I use apple cider vinegar to clean the area as ...  Read Full »


Dr. Abdel Hakam Soliman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is probably lichen simplex chronicus, i.e., skin thickening, due to the habit of frequent rubbing. But please add a photo of the affected area to make sure of the diagnosis.  Read Full »

Why is my scrotum leathery and itchy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36 year old male. I had severe itching on my scrotum for the last one month or so. This issue first began before three years and has been on and off since then. I have tried several combinations of medicines, including Itraconazole, Terbinafine, Levocetirizine, etc., but only wit...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have just explained about your problem of severe itching in the scrotum. Do you have lesion or rashes or swelling of the skin or just itching? The treatment you are taking is for fungal. As you said you have itching on scrotum, fungal mainly involves groin area and...  Read Full »

How to treat itchy scrotum?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pins and needles like itch on my scrotum, for the past three years. I scratch it raw sometimes, and cannot really sleep. I cannot wear tight pants anymore, because of this, and it is starting to ruin my sex life. It just itches all the time, and sometimes makes my inner thigh a...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From the history you provided, it seems either you have scabies infection or scrotal dermatitis. Scabies is an infection in which tiny itchy bumps appear on genitals and sometimes on the body also, with more itching at night. Scrotal...  Read Full »

What to do for itchy scrotum with pimples on it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having intense itching on my scrotum and penis and along the sides of thighs and also some hard pimples are there on my scrotum. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Aditi Dhanta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history, there are two possibilities either you have scabies or fungal infection, and treatment of both are different. Before deciding the treatment I advise you to send me a photograph of the affected area.  Read Full »

What could be the reason for itchy scrotum and cuts at the base of penis?

Query: Hello doctor, First, I went to the doctor for extremely itchy scrotum that felt as if it had cuts in it and red spots on my penis that dry white. My itchy scrotum is now healed but I have got little cuts at the base of my penis and those spots will not go. He gave me scabies cream but I do not know...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the attached photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and I can see few red erosions at the base of the penis. They can be either an irritant reaction to something you have applied over the penis or due to herpes virus infection which ...  Read Full »

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