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Q. Why does my scrotum appears red, enlarged, and stretched?

Answered by
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 22, 2022

Hi doctor,

I am experiencing redness of the scrotum. I applied ointment 3x Tinactin (Tolnaftate). I forgot to wash it off, and it burnt badly when applied. Now the redness has worsened. A tiny amount of bleeding under the skin is seen. The scrotum looks enlarged and stretched, glossy and swollen.

What could be the reason?

Thank you.

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

It appears to me as a red scrotal syndrome. Another possibility is a fungal infection. Did you use any steroid drugs in the recent past? This occurs after improper use of steroids. You have applied antifungal medication already.

I suggest you consult a dermatologist, and this can be treated easily with oral antibiotics and vaseline jelly locally.

Thank you.


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