Pubic Itching

An itchy pubic region might be due to a razor burn, allergy to personal hygiene products, pubic lice, scabies, eczema, psoriasis, candidiasis, or infection due to wet or tight underwear. Wearing clean and correct fitting inner wears, keeping the pubic area dry, shaving pubic hair after lubrication with gels or shaving creams, using hypoallergenic hygiene products, etc., are ways to prevent itching. Care must be taken not to scratch the itch.

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I have had itching on my testicles for a few days, which increases at night. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from itching on my testicles for a few days, and usually, it increases at night when I am about to sleep. For the past two days, the itching has started in the day time. I applied Clocip dusting powder; it relieves the itching for some time the itching returns. Pleas...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please answer the following questions for details: Are there similar complaints from family members or partner? Do you maintain proper genital hygiene? Do you have excessive scratching and rubbing of lesions? Do you have a history of Scab...  Read Full »

How to relieve severe pubic itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from severe itching near the pubic area and the skin turned black. Previously, I had pubic lice issue, which was cured using Permethrin lotion. I am currently using Flucort-C cream, but it is not effective. Please suggest some medicine for it. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from tinea incognito (steroid-masked fungal infection).Steroid is contraindicated in fungal infection and you were using a steroid on it, so you have made the condition worse. Nevertheless, I suggest the following medications. Consult a specialist docto...  Read Full »

I have had itching in my private areas and chapped nipples for more than two weeks. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had itching in my private areas and chapped nipples for more than two weeks. The skin is peeling off in the nipple area. It is getting too itching that I remove the layer of skin from the nipple. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Itchy nipple and private area could be due to Dry weather. Not enough lubrication due to less moisture. Allergic reaction to new bra and underwear. Allergic or Atopic dermatitis. Candidiasis or fungal infe...  Read Full »

Why are these itchy patches in my pubic area repeatedly occurring?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 43-year old male with repeated ringworm infection. This started about a year ago with small itchy patches in the groin area high up on inner thighs and pubic area. These would go away with the use of Candid-B cream and Canditral and Itrasys only to return in 10 to 15 days after ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Recurrence of tinea is most commonly due to either incomplete treatment or wrong medication most commonly the combination of a topical steroid with a topical antifungal e.g Candid-B (Beclometasone Topical and Clotrimazole Topical) or other similar preparations. Topi...  Read Full »

Would dermatologists be comfortable checking the penile area?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been feeling itching in the penile area and anal area for almost two to three months. I am taking the antibiotic Taxim-O 200. It works for a few days, and some pus cells are found in the urine test. But after some days, again, there is intense itching in the penile area, and the...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Itching in the penile area and around the anus could very commonly be a symptom of fungal infection. These are the moist areas of the body and tend to catch fungus quickly. Do you notice any rashes or round patches, or whitish discoloration at these places? Are you di...  Read Full »

I had itching and red bumps on the inner thigh region. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had itching and red bumps on the inner thigh region. I was sweating too often last week, and the area was sweaty most of the time. Now I have itching, irritation, and scratching tendency. The skin seems to be dry there. Two years back, I had a ringworm infection, and it was complet...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is a superficial fungal infection with atopic eczema (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). I would suggest the following: Apply Miconazole or Luliconazole cream twice daily for six weeks. Apply Mupirocin (Mupiroc...  Read Full »

Are there any alternatives for Betamethasone and Neomycin cream for white spots near the pubic area?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a white spot near my pubic area, which is itchy. When I apply Betamethasone and Neomycin cream, it gets cured and arises in a new site again. I have also used Clotrimazole dusting powder, but it does not help. Kindly help, doctor.   Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. The condition you are mentioning is tinea corporis or dermatophytosis, a type of superficial skin infection. It can affect the groin, buttocks, skin area, and nails. Stop using Betamethasone and Neomycin cream. The...  Read Full »

I had intercourse with a sex worker 40 days ago and started developing itching, burning anus, sores in the mouth and foreskin. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have the below symptoms: My entire body itched for the last five days. First three days, there was more itching, then on the fourth day, it reduced little, reduced more on the fifth day. Still mild itchy is there but no rashes. I feel like my anus has been burning and sometimes itch...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and I am sorry for such discomfort. All these symptoms are tough to put under one diagnosis. So I need more detail about it. However, I will try to explain each symptom and find any common thread between them. Generalized body itching for five d...  Read Full »

I am suffering from itching in the backside of my private part. What needs to be done?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 34-year-old woman suffering from itching in the backside of my private part.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can understand your concern. It can be due to a fungal infection.You can use Ointment Lobate GM Neo cream (Clobetasol 0.5% w/w+ Miconazole 0.2% w/w+ Neomycin 0.5% w/w) for local application twice a day after washing the area with warm water for ten days. Tablet Histafr...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for itching in the penis after taking antibiotics?

Query: Hi doctor, I took Norflox-TZ in the morning for loose motions but, in the afternoon my penis started itching.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. Firstly, one should not take antibiotics for ordinary loose motions unless the diarrhea is infective. Itching in the penis could be allergic but, it should be associated with itching in the other parts of the body. I suggest you take Levoc...  Read Full »

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