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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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. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 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

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

What can be done about itchy cracks on scrotum that are spreading?

Query: Hello doctor, I have read your previous enquiry on a patient that had itchy-cracks on his scrotum and I am experiencing the same. I also have some white spots on my penis, also in the head. I did some tests before to see if it was a fungus, but the results were negative. I have been having this iss...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please answer the following: Is the scrotal skin dry and itchy? Any other symptoms like burning sensation? Does it involve only scrotum or other areas too? Any history of local ointments application over this area? What treatment have you previously taken for ...  Read Full »

What is the management for itchy scrotum and erectile dysfunction.

Query: Hello doctor, As I have been suffering from an itchy scrotum and erectile dysfunction for more than two years now, I was wondering if I could receive a consultation for solving my problem. Often it could get painful and very scratchy.   Read Full »

Dr. Karthik Rajan

Urologist, Andrologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query. From the symptoms described, I feel that the itchy scrotum and the erectile dysfunction are most likely not related to each other. Firstly, about the erectile dysfunction, was it sudden in onset or did you notice a gradual decline in the...  Read Full »

I am having scrotum itching. Kindly advise what has to be done.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from groin fungal infection for a long time. It had healed six months ago by Onabet and some anti-fungal pills, but now it is back. This time it is scrotum itching. Also, on the penis. There are small dots on the penis and the top is red and a bit swelled up, maybe...  Read Full »

Dr. Sreelakshmi S

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. From your description and clinical pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems that your symptoms are due to a condition called the scrotal dermatitis. The cause is multifactorial. It may be due to irritation from c...  Read Full »

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