There are many causes of the itch down there, but it is not advisable to use over-the-counter creams without a proper medical diagnosis. БIt may be embarrassing to share your concerns about this uncomfortable itch,Б says, Senior Consultant, a member of the
group. But more often than not, the cause of your testicular itching can be easily treated. What could be causing the itch? Actually, the term testicular itch is incorrect as the testicles are inside the scrotal sac and they donБt itch. What is commonly affected by an itchy rash is the skin of the scrotal sac and the groin. The pubic area, the shaft of the penis and the tip of the penis are less commonly affected. Eczema БThis is a chronic skin condition marked by itching, inflammation, redness, and swelling of the skin,Б says Dr Pang. БWhile thereБs no cure for eczema, it can be treated to prevent flare-ups. Б Extramammary PagetБs disease of the scrotal skin is a skin cancer that may look similar to eczema. If an eczematous rash does not respond to treatment, this more serious condition is suspected. This rash sometimes involves the groin and the anal skin.
Tinea cruris (dermatophyte infection Б a kind of fungal infection also called jock itch) This is an itchy, irritable rash in the groin area that mostly affects men. It is typically associated with sweating and tight clothing. Dr Pang explains БThere is usually intense itching in the groin area. Sometimes, there might be a red rash with scaly edges, which usually starts in the folds of the skin and spreads from there. Б Women may also have tinea cruris but it is less common than in men. Candidiasis (yeast infection Б a kind of fungal infection) БBoth men and women can be infected,Б says Dr Pang. In women the infection may also involve the vagina, causing a profuse cheese-like discharge associated with burning or an intense itch. In men, it may be associated with infection of the glans penis which may be the first sign of diabetes mellitus. Candidiasis may be caused by sexual contact with an infected person (Бping-pongБ infection) or from using antibiotics that disturb the gut bacteria flora. The yeast infection typically causes irritation, burning, itching and pain in the groin area. Apart from diabetes mellitus, pregnancy may also make the female more prone to candidiasis.
Psoriasis This chronic skin disorder is marked by raised areas of red, thickened skin with silvery scales on the knees, elbows, lower back and scalp. When psoriasis affects the groin, it looks different from psoriasis elsewhere because the moisture in the groin area makes the psoriasis appear in red patches instead of thickened, scaly skin. Seborrhoeic dermatitis may also affect the groin and may look similar to psoriasis. DonБt scratch! Try these tips to stop the itching Instead of scratching the affected area (and causing a superimposed infection), it is important to see a doctor to get the correct diagnosis and the appropriate treatment. Your lifestyle habits can also make a difference. Try these tips to stop the itching Wash your groin daily, and dry the area thoroughly This is probably the most important step you can take to keep your groin healthy. Dr Pang explains БFungi thrive in warm, moist and airless areas of the body like your groin. By keeping it dry, youБre preventing the fungi from multiplying and causing an infection. Б Change your underwear daily БWhen you wear unwashed underwear, the fungi present may multiply within the skin flakes,Б says Dr Pang.
БThis can also cause a fungal infection. Б Use your own towel in the gym Most gyms provide clean towels that are frequently washed. So make sure you pick a fresh towel after a workout, and avoid sharing towels with your gym buddy. Wear a pair of slippers in the communal bathroom. Fungus on the floor may cause an infection of the feet that can spread to the groin. Use fragrance-free soaps Your itch could simply be a reaction to certain soaps. Avoid medicated soaps and bubble bath. Б БББRef. T12 Sometimes my balls itch soo much. It s like the epitome of itch just absorbs itself into the being of my balls and no matter how much I scratch it just keeps staying itchy. It s a faint itchy feeling that I go down to scratch but as soon as I do and the more I scratch the more itchy It gets. I take really deep long scratches mind you, and even though its pleasurable, its also a bit torturous. I m being entirely serious here by the way. Has anyone ever had experience with this before? Any known remedies?