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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 do I have small bumps near my genitals?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had small bumps around my gentials and recently had sex with some new partners. Also, I have slight tenderness in that area. What could be the cause? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The photos (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity) are not clear to make out the lesions. It is too magnified or not clear. Please send clear photos of lesion for clarification. Please get back with details like symptoms, dura...  Read Full »

My scrotal skin is cracked, and the area between my legs are red with whitish-pink spots. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I noticed cracked skin on my scrotum. The area between my scrotum and leg is red with whitish-pink spots. What is it, and how to treat it? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is a fungal infection with a secondary bacterial infection. I suggest you apply Luliconazole cream twice daily for 15 days and apply Nadibact cream (Nadifloxacin) in the daytime for 15 days. Kindly avoid scratching or rubbing of the lesions, maintain proper hy...  Read Full »

Does long-term use of antifungals cause dry and scaly skin in scrotum?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26-years-old male. I have been suffering from an infection in my scrotum for several years. And I use Luliconazole cream for my infection. But there is no relief yet. Now, my scrotal skin has been scaling day by day, and it became very dry and thin. I am afraid now. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that you are concerned about your skin condition. It looks like scrotal dermatitis (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). And thinning of skin might be the effect of previous topical medications. Fungal infection limited to scrotal sk...  Read Full »

Can scrotal dermatitis cause itching in the vagina of the partner after sex?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 44-year-old male, and I have an itchy and reddish scrotum. Nine years ago, I had a fungal infection, and after treatment, it subsided. Since then, I have had few minor breakouts of fungal infection now and then, which were treated with Fluconazole and Candid cream. Four years ago, I...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The photograph attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) is scrotal dermatitis. It is a feature of lichen simplex chronicus which means your itching aggravates the condition, and once you stop itching, the condition will also subside. I would sugge...  Read Full »

What to do for itchiness present in the scrotum?

Query: Hi doctor,I have itchiness in the scrotum for the past few weeks. I do not have pimples or spots. The scrotal skin appears to be red when I scratch them. I tried using warm salt baths and it reduces itching at night. Moisturizers also helped me a lot. I seem to find this symptom getting worse after ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention whether you have a history of atopy or allergy, scrotal dermatitis, dry scaly peeling in scrotal skin, any past fungal infection, and any annular or round lesions with elevated margins. Please mention whether it is spreading, any moist or wet body areas, ...  Read Full »

Will a dry and flaky skin on the glans penis heal on its own?

Query: Hello doctor, My glans penis is dry and flaky, but not painful or itchy. Will it heal on its own? And only slight itch if there is an erection. I notice this started when I started brisk walking; I am not sure if it is related.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Apply Fucidin (Fusidic acid) cream twice daily (in the morning and at night) for seven days. Take Tablet Emanzen D (Serratiopeptidase and Diclofenac Sodium) twice daily for three days (if painful). Do you have any history of injury? Did you have a zip fastener injury? Do...  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 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 dermat...  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 s...  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

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 scrotal dermatitis. The cause is multifactorial. It may be due to irritation from clothin...  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to What is the complaint in it? Is the size increasing?   Read Full »

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