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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How to overcome testicular rashes, itching, and redness?

Query: Hello doctor, I have testicular rashes, my ball sacks are itching, and it has turned red. I am dying of it. I did not have any unprotected sex or intercourse at all. Please help me out. How do I stop this itching? Reply with a solution, please. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Such rashes and itching are signs of infections that are due to sexual contact. If you have not had sex at all, then do not worry. Chances of sexually transmitted diseases are rare. This is due to infections s...  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. Snehal Laul

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 prop...  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 h...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip 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 s...  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 su...  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. Snehal Laul

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. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Apply Fucidin (Fusidic acid) cream twice daily (in the morning and at night) for seven days. 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?...  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

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

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 »

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...  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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