Scrotal Dermatitis

Scrotal dermatitis is a condition accompanied by severe itching. It develops due to a combination of factors such as environmental, external and anatomical reasons. It is often confused with fungal infections as they are common in this area of the body.

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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 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

Dermatologist, Venereologist

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 »

Please suggest a permanent remedy for scrotal dermatitis.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from scrotal dermatitis which is recurring. I am having itching and rashes on the scrotal area and dryness in both scrotal and penis foreskin. I used Fucibet and Levocetirizine intermittently with a prescription from a dermatologist which subsides the symptoms for some...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is scrotal dermatitis only. Now scrotal dermatitis can occur due to many underlying causes including allergy to some lotion or new garment or due to underlying deficiency or thyroid disorder or...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for scrotal abscess and jock itch?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 years old male. I have an abscess on my balls, it is reddish and feels pain, but not much. I have a jock itch right now. I am worried because I saw some terrible pictures on the internet. I think I got bite by something as I mentioned there is an infection near my legs too. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I looked through the photographs. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a small pustule in the scrotum and you seem to have a fungal infection in the groin. For the fungal infection take a tablet of Fluconazole 150 mg once followed by the same t...  Read Full »

What causes itchy cracks on the scrotum?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a skin problem on my scrotum. I am having this issue since six months. It itches every time and there are cracks on my scrotum. I am using Betnovate. When I use the ointment, it goes away and when I stop it, it recurs. Previously, I had a skin disease, which I think as keratos...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and do understand your concern.  Read Full »

How can scrotal eczema be treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I found a red dry skin on my scrotum today. What is is? Is it dangerous? How can I treat it? I am still a virgin. I have attached the pictures of the dry skin.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like scrotal dermatitis. Try doing the following. If it is itching, I suggest you take tablet Teczine (Levocetirizine hydrochloride) 10 mg, once in the night for a month. Also, mix equa...  Read Full »

What are the pimple-like rashes on the penis head?

Query: Hi doctor, My skin around the scrotum is flaking and senseless on touch. Also, the same on penis head. There are a lot of rashes like pimples on the bottom of the penis head. It gives a bad odor. I am 23 years old and I have been in this condition for more than seven years now. My past medication wa...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This could be due to a fungal infection. You may apply Onabet cream (Sertaconazole) over the areas twice daily. Consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent. Proper oral and topical medicine for one or two months is needed to cure you o...  Read Full »

What is the small red spot I am having?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a small red spot since last two days, and I am very worried. Kindly tell me what it is.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What is the complaint in it? Is the size increasing? For more information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

Can I have some idea about the rash present in my scrotum?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a red itchy skin in my scrotum. It is dry, and the skin is peeling off. The rashes exist only in my scrotum. It also burns. I am taking Doxycycline for the past one month. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like scrotal dermatitis (eczema). Take one tablet Zyrtec (Cetirizine) daily for a month. Use a local antihistamine cream like Chlorphenoxamine twice daily. Use a soothing cream...  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 icliniq.com. 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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