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Itchy testicles

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 27, 2008
  • 05:49 PM

My testicles itch very bad. I strach so much that i cause cuts on my testicles. I used to shave the hair off of my testicles is that causing them to itch that bad? What powders or creams can i use to ease the itching? Please help!!!

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  • have you considered jock itch? does it just itch or is it red and burning? if you dont have any other symptoms than itching then it could be from sweating. the fact that you shave will definitly cause itching when it grows back. but shouldnt bother you if you have a full sack of hair. i would try baby powder to keep your area dry and see if that helps. and if it is red a burning try a anti fungal cream.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 28, 2008
    • 03:43 AM
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  • What you should do is look for burning or red. When you pee does it burn? You should notice that itchyness does not always come alone. You should really take a look or maybe tell a doctor, if you are to embarassed then get some cream or maybe even vasaline will do the trick. If you shave then you will most deffintly be itchy and you will grow twice as much hair as you has before you shave.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 28, 2008
    • 00:35 PM
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  • could be a fungus; there are over the counter creams you can get...herpes can look like jock itch, too, in which case you need a blood test for herpes 2 to rule it out. Could also be allergies to soaps, detergent etc...
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • December 29, 2008
    • 06:16 AM
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  • Okay, well I think we need to simply state here that we're actually talking about the scrotum and not the testicles themselves. Jock itch seldom affects the scrotum. I would also mention that the use of creams or any oil-based preparation will likely only worsen the symptoms. Absent direct evaluation by a physician, the embarassment of which is likely preventing you from doing so, I would suggest that you keep the area very dry by using plain body powder or even simple corn starch. If you're the sort of fellow who wears the elastic jockey type underwear, then I'd temporarily switch to boxer shorts. The area needs to be kept reasonably cool and dry as possible. The reason I mention all of this is that a kind of heat rash can affect the scrotum and is quite common in workers engaged in any occupation where the temperature is generally elevated and produces sweat, combined with wearing tight-fitting underwear and bluejeans or industrial trousers that do not allow for much ventilation. Also realize that shaving your scrotum can produce much the same effect that is sensed following a haircut at the barber wherein the hair from the nape of the neck has been shaven or close-cut that typically produces an intense itch, hence the very reason for the use of the brush and powder following a haircut. If your symptoms continue or grow worse, then my suggestion is to be evaluated by your primary care physician. Best regards, J Cottle, MD
    JCottleMD 580 Replies
    • December 29, 2008
    • 03:08 PM
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  • Well having lived with itching of the testicles for some time,I find that too much heat in that area is what usually brings on quite severe itching.Also this problems occures mainly during the hight for me.I have been checked out by my GP & nothing appears to be wrong with me.Now for my remedies that do seem to work.1. shower often,morning & evening.2.Apply simple body talc.3.make sure you have plenty of vetilation it that area.4.do not cover with heavy bed linen...Somthing that also works for me,but I'm not sure whether this is an ok thing to do,but i find that the cheaper deoderants are very effective (Linx),when sprayed around the testicles.Initially it does burn somewhat,but this must destroy the fungis that may be there.In fact I do get imediate relief from itching when this deodarent it applied & it does stop the itching for quite a while...I am here only reporting what i myself do & quite ok with it.I am not medically quallified to condone what I do...But it does seem to work.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 9, 2010
    • 00:25 PM
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  • My testicles itch very bad. I strach so much that i cause cuts on my testicles. look man i know it took a lot to say but thats funny and any ways does anyone have a optionn you can do at home
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  • I have had this problem for around 12 years. It started out bothering me about once every three days but has gotten worse in recent years. I shower every day, sometimes two in the summer when I ride my bicycle. One doctor treated me for fungus using a topical cream, a pill for my blood, and a powder (Niastat) for my gut. That didn't help. Another suggested powders like Gold Bond. That made the problem a hundred times worse. I usually wake up at night digging at my groin. To get relief I get up and wash the area and then use baby oil which definitely helps. The area affected is not always the scrotum. Sometimes it can be closer to the anus, or in the V area (between leg and testicles). Another thing that seems to help out is I use only one kind of soap for my body, including my hair....Doctor Bronner's soap (You can get it at Trader Joe's or the health store) Other "organic" soaps seem just as bad if not worse than any other kind of regular soap.Sometimes I think I am allergic to my sweat. Regardless it is driving me nuts. (Maybe I should use a different phrase.)
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  • My testicles itch very bad. I strach so much that i cause cuts on my testicles. I used to shave the hair off of my testicles is that causing them to itch that bad? What powders or creams can i use to ease the itching? Please help!!!There are several things you need to do. I have experienced the same itch always in the same area of my testicles (mainly under them or closer to the "taint/gooch" area) for years and I am finely experiencing some relief. I have always searched for help, and after years of researching remedies, I have combined what I think works best. *I said I think this works because it does for me. Some of you may need to see a doctor (it could be male yeast infections, herpes, and scabies). This remedy is for those of us who have been to the doctor, done the creams, and simply want a natural fix to itching balls.Here are several things you should try:First: switch all of your bath soaps and laundry detergents. Make sure everything is scent or fragrance-free and dermatologist recommended. Method free+clear laundry detergent (sold at target) is both dye-free and scent-free, and it doesn't use any harsh chemicals and is great for clothes. Also change your fabric softener to dye and scent free or don't use it at all. For your bath wash: get Aveeno Skin Relief Fragrance Free body wash. If you use a loofa make sure you first wash it in the laundry (with your new dye-free detergent) and air dry it. Then get a new one every 1 or 2 months (they can collect bacteria and they're only $1-$2).Second: When showering, don't aggressively clean "that" area (no hard scrubbing) and try not to use extremely hot water - take luke warm showers. Its hard at first, but you get used to the temperature after about a week. When your dry off, either gently pat-dry that area or better to let it air dry (just brush your teeth and comb your hair naked after you shower). Third: Clip your nails and keep them clean!! Clipping your nails and filing them down will make it harder to scratch. keeping them clean will help prevent bacteria spreading in "that" area when you do scratch. If you have scratches, put a little Neosporen on them (just a dab- that stuff is greasy) to help heal.Fourth: Buy lots and lots of underwear and change the ***l out of them. Change them when you get home from work and before you go to bed. There is a lot of moisture down there so your underwear can easily get "damp." You have to constantly change your underwear. (I'm serious get like 20 pairs)Thats what I recommend as a start. The key is to avoid any allergic irritations (dye-free/scent free fixes that) and keep things clean and fresh down there (change your underwear). If you don't trim down there, then get a separate beard trimming (don't share with your facial hair- thats just gross) and trim your fur at a 3-5 inch guard (DONT SHAVE - IT WILL IRRITATE). If you're not comfortable with that idea, consider this: Hair holds in smells, moisture, and heat. Trust me your lady friends will like it. Its uncomfortable at first, but you'll find its even more uncomfortable to not be trimmed. Did I mention it holds in smells?? The important thing to know and remember is that you have to follow/do this everyday. As soon as you start slipping up, even after the itching goes away, you will have to start all over again.I have also heard using coconut oil or lotion (cold pressed, not extruded - go to a health foods store) helps. I also use Aveeno Ultra-Calming face wash with fever few to just clean my "package." Its gently cleans and the Feverfew extract is great for your skin. I use a lot of Aveeno products because I found its the lowest priced OTC dermatologist recommend skin care out there. If you have a bigger wallet then Aveda is even better (but expensive!).If you feel the urge to scratch…. try to avoid it as long as possible. Things will itch for a few days after you start this approach but give it a week or too and it will calm down. As soon as you start vigorously scratching you risk spreading bacteria. If you have to scratch, try rubbing gently with the tips of your fingers instead of using your nails (keep um clipped!). Scratching hard with your nails is the easy way out, but you can scratch and break your skin and risk spreading bacteria and eventually get an infection.Good Luck.
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  • I have this problem too and scratching is hard to resist.It is as tempting as masturbating but it brings no relief.I have to practice disipline to restrain from scratching.If i run some cool water on my scrotum after I shower,go commando when I sleep and practice disipline and not scratch I can keep it under control.:cool:
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  • Well i have the same problem like others said DONT USE GOLD BOND POWDER it will give you ***l i have also tried everything lotramin lamicil those are fungle creames that my regular dr suggested he also gave me a perscription of a cream called Oxystate worked for a week thought i was cured then it was back. i am now goiung to make an appointment with a specialist dermatolagist coverd under my insurance or parents insurrance i am 18, and i am hopeing he will give me information. from what i have read i think its a male yeast infection on the scrotum so im hopeing to get some releif. However i no ur pain you never get a satisfied itch and its itchy 24/7 enouph to drive u into a mad house im hopeing i will get a fix in 2 days maybe medication i have HAD IT WITH THIS ITCH if i notice an improvment with whatever my dermatologist recomends i will shurly post again to try to help you guys becouse i no the feeling i have had this for 4 years and finally within the last couple months got the currage to get help from a dr.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi thereI can highly recommend this website. It's by Linda Allen a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Health Consultant. There is an excellent ebook available, which has some interesting ideas on fighting yeast infections, such as Jock Itch.http://aboutyeastinfectioncure.com
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