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Genital Itching

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  • Posted By: Seaman54
  • December 25, 2007
  • 05:08 AM

Hi,

I have this intense itching on my testicles and I am almost positive it is scabies.

I have the lines and did the scratch test and found them. So... I went to a Dr. before I had any idea what it was and he told me my testicles itching is normal.

Not this much itching. Anyway, I decided after looking into it that it was scabies and used Liclear and Nix 5% permethrin cream to get rid of it. I've treated it a total of around 6 times.

Since its only my genitals I believe to be infected I've only treated that part four of the times. 2 other times I've treated my whole body. But this stuff wont go away.

Im extremely frustrated and wondering what I should do. Should I treat my whole body everytime? It's been a month since I began treatment and the area is still itching.. Should I just wait, I was wondering if treating the skin so much with a pesticide could be making my skin itch? Its gotten better in some parts.

Any ideas?

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  • Oh, I was also wondering if those Liclear and Nix just arent very good products and maybe thats why it wasnt working. Is there a better cream I should be using?
    Seaman54 3 Replies
    • December 25, 2007
    • 05:10 AM
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  • Why do you think it's not herpes? Or a yeast infection? Try a dermatologist before you pour more pesticides on your privates. Ask for blood work for herpes 2. Usually scabies is on the arms, so I think you have something else. You could be causing a reaction to the poison and making whatever it is worse. Scabies requires a great deal of work. You have to wash your bedding and all clothes daily, along with towels, etc...you have to clean your floors and do your entire body 2-3 times over a few week period. Did you expose yourself to someone who had scabies of the vagina??? ah....bet not...did you sleep in a bed naked that wasn't yours? Why on earth do you think it's scabies. That's the last thing I think it is...your doctor should have run a few tests or refered you to a dermatologist.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 25, 2007
    • 06:56 AM
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  • I dont think its herpes because: 1. Im 15, never had sex. Makes the likelihood of it being herpes extremely low. I meen unless I magically caught it, then Im the most unlucky person in the world. 2. Herpes has outbreaks, Ive never had an outbreak, this is just extremely itchy all the time. I dont have blisters. I did an ink test where I took a pen and washed it off with alcohol and I found the burrows described. I meen its either scabies or some kind of incredibly rare other thing, because the medicine Ive been using has been working on some part, but the itching wont go away...
    Seaman54 3 Replies
    • December 27, 2007
    • 03:10 AM
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  • of course it's not herpes then...could be a yeast or allergic reaction to soap or detergent...you can get over the counter yeast cream...try that..scabies usually appears on your arms first...
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 27, 2007
    • 08:43 PM
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  • Thanks for informing me about yeast infections. It could be it, I looked at some pictures online but their cases were much worse than mine, hmm.... I dont think its scabies now either though. Ive been doing reading on yeast infections, why do some people take pills when just a cream will work?
    Seaman54 3 Replies
    • December 28, 2007
    • 03:05 AM
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  • Well, if a man had yeast internally, it is unlikely that he can use the female version and treat himself....guys can get and give yeast infections from drinking beer, too....not good... the pill is systematic--it is, however, ******n your liver but has quick results...it sounds like it is just external in your case..you can pick up a fungus at the gym....give it a try...or maybe it's ringworm--this stuff works for either... and be careful with sex when you get to that point...just being partially naked and not having intercourse can spread herpes...it breaks out on the buttocks and thighs....a condom gives no protection if that is the case.. http://www.mothernature.com/Library/Bookshelf/Books/48/173.cfmCream it with an antifungal. "You can stop most ringworm infections of the trunk, groin or extremities with an over-the-counter antifungal cream," says Jack L. Lesher, Jr., M.D., associate professor of dermatology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. "Go with a cream that contains an -azole product as its active ingredient. Clotrimazoles (Lotrimin AF, Mycelex) and miconazoles (Micatin, Monistat) do a great job of controlling ringworm fungi quickly.""You may also see good results with a product containing a tolnaftate, such as Tinactin or Aftate," says dermatologist Joseph Bark, M.D., past chairman of the Department of Dermatology at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. "These will cool down a ringworm infection, reduce the itching and limit the spread. They're more effective on smaller patches than on large ones."
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 28, 2007
    • 08:43 AM
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