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Intense Scrotal Itch Ruining My Life

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  • Posted By: dankeith22
  • December 10, 2013
  • 05:42 PM

I've been to the doctors seven times over about 2 years, I've been to dermatologists (privately at great expense), I've even tried acupunture.
It's been going on for around 6 years now. There are no visible signs of any problem, it just itches all the time, becoming more and more intense throughout the day. The doctors have prescribed me every possible cream (around 13 in total, hydrocortisone etc etc), even prescribing some tablets that attempt to work on your brain by reducing signals and therefore the itch, but none of them have had the slightest effect. They said they have exhausted all possible avenues to solving the problem. I've tried different underwear, different washing powder, special unaggressive soaps, showering loads, showering very little I've also tried my absolute hardest not to itch, as the doctors said it was most likely an intense itch-scratch cycle, but it has no effect when I stop, even over a few days, and it's agony to even try. They also said it is not eczema, and I don't believe it is either, but the skin does seem slightly dry to me.
I can't sit down for barely any amount of time as the itch becomes so intense I have to get up and walk around. It's definitely at its worst when I am sitting or lying down. I can't imagine going on a date. It would be so embarrassing. It also takes me a long time to get to sleep, and even then I find myself itching subconsciously all through the night. It really is like a living nightmare. It won't go away no matter what I do.
The itch is nowhere else, just predominantly around the lower area of the scrotum. I apply E45 itch cream every morning after showering which gives me some very light relief for a couple of hours, but then it's a downward spiral until the next morning again.
Seriously, if anybody could help you would not believe how much it would mean to me. It has been going on for a large part of my life, and though it sounds insignificant, it's having such a negative impact on my quality of life, and hampering any efforts to socialise and try to make some friends. I'd give absolutely anything to even experience some slight relief.
Thanks so much, Dan

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  • hi I have the same problem and I use HYDROZOLE cream to get results. buy over the counter at chemist in 30g tube.no prescription needed hope this works for you..allan
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    • September 7, 2015
    • 11:45 PM
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  • Aloe Vera, Dan. Shower at night, not in the morning. I know your pain, brother, trust me! 57 yrs old; dealt with it all my life. Exactly what you describe. Real aloe Vera (from a plant, not some product cream) This is for symptom relief. It will not kill the fungus (yes, I said fungus). Use an Athlete' Foot cream constantly to overcome it. Might take days / weeks. Don't use spray. Try this man!
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