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irritated itchy scrotum

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 16, 2008
  • 02:44 AM

My scrotum has been very itchy for several months. I started treatment by using Lamisil which helped during treament but the irritation / itch did not go away. I switched to Lotrimin AF after 3 weeks of Lamisil. 3 weeks of Lotrimin and problem still existed pretty much. Saw doctor. He did not know for sure but gave me Ketoconazole pills for which I completed the regimen. In conjunction with the pills he has had me using Econazole cream. I completed the pill regimen and am nearing the end of the final prescription of the cream. However, the problem is still not resolved... still itchy scortum. Some times of day much worse than most other times of day... no specific pattern that I have noticed though. Recommendations? How can I determine if this is contageous or not?

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  • My scrotum has been very itchy for several months. I started treatment by using Lamisil which helped during treament but the irritation / itch did not go away. I switched to Lotrimin AF after 3 weeks of Lamisil. 3 weeks of Lotrimin and problem still existed pretty much. Saw doctor. He did not know for sure but gave me Ketoconazole pills for which I completed the regimen. In conjunction with the pills he has had me using Econazole cream. I completed the pill regimen and am nearing the end of the final prescription of the cream. However, the problem is still not resolved... still itchy scortum. Some times of day much worse than most other times of day... no specific pattern that I have noticed though. Recommendations? How can I determine if this is contageous or not?As your doctor as well as mine (several doctors) are clueless you may not know if it is contageous or what it is in the first place. I have used lamisil tables, various antifungal creams, steroids etc and nothing helps. I also have bumbs in various places but my scrotum is on fire when I go to bed. It is painful when scratched and I have to scratch. Eventually with enough scratching some of the irritation subsides.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 9, 2010
    • 08:09 PM
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  • Make possible tries to avoid scratching. It always hurt and will increase your itchy irritation. Consult a specialist for your problem.
    Natural Medicine 24 Replies
    • September 10, 2010
    • 06:02 AM
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  • :cool:I started developing an itchy scrotum awhile ago.No genital rashes,burning urine or discharges and no prior unsafe sexual contact.But eventually the itching has spread to distant parts of my body.Then I started to develope intermittent skin outbreaks.Then one day just as the urine started to leave my urethra an instinct made me look down.TOTAL GROSS HEMATURIA!I am days away from going to a urologist.My point to you is not that I think that this will happen to you but that any presistent symptom needs to be deeply investagated no matter what it is.GOOD LUCK!
    bigboy 64 Replies
    • September 11, 2010
    • 11:13 PM
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  • Had similar issues over the past 6-8 months. Tried a bunch of jock itch creams and sprays, nothing seemed to work. Did some research and found out that I may have had a male yeast infection. I had some symptoms such as bad breath and lots of ******g that have been increasingly worse over the past few years. I finally read that beer drinkers are more prone to it due to all the yeast, and I do drink quite a bit of beer, bottle fermented ones as well.Before going to the doctor, I decided to try a natural cure, namely consuming and applying virgin cold pressed coconut oil. Though it sounded a bit "hippyish", I preferred that option than having the doc play with my sack and perscribe some female cure. To my surprise, the coconut oil worked like a charm. The symptoms were a lot less severe after the the first few days, just about completely gone after about 2-3 weeks. However, after a few days of binge beer drinking, they started to return, so it seems that even though my symptoms are gone, I may still have too much yeast in me. I believe the correct term is candida.Basically, I consume 3-4 spoons of coconut oil everyday, usually after meals. If ever I feel an itch, I'll apply some externally as well, usually does the trick within a couple minutes. Coconut oil is safe, healthy, and a heck of a lot cheaper than drugs. Be sure to get virgin cold pressed, not the extruded one. Should be able to find it at your local health food store.
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  • As your doctor as well as mine (several doctors) are clueless you may not know if it is contageous or what it is in the first place. I have used lamisil tables, various antifungal creams, steroids etc and nothing helps. I also have bumbs in various places but my scrotum is on fire when I go to bed. It is painful when scratched and I have to scratch. Eventually with enough scratching some of the irritation subsides.I had the same problem. I was told that the natural bacteria will flare up causing an itch. I have been using antibacterial hand soap only need my scrotum and it has helped.
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  • Could be seborrheic dermatitis, which can occur on the scrotum. Topical antifungal powders and sprays were not helpful. Antidandruff shampoo (Nizoral AD with 1% ketoconazole) provided several hours of relief, though did not seem to solve the problem. What worked for me: a systemic approach with probiotics, sugar-free yoghurt, and two supplements: Now brand aloe vera gel caps and borage oil. Borage oil is high in gamma linoleic acid and is helpful to many skin conditions. Also direct sunlight.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • January 30, 2014
    • 04:22 AM
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