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Itchy Scrotum Syndrome

There are different names for this but basically it's very intense itching of the scrotum, often in the middle of the night.

My dermatologist told me that there's no known treatment.

Has anyone else had it?

Been able to overcome it?

Snarky comments welcome.

by Anonymousreply 13205/28/2015

One helpful treatment is scratching your balls.

by Anonymousreply 109/10/2012

Perhaps you have a jock itch or a yeast infection, which is basically the same thing.

Buy a tube of Monostat that women use for their vajayjays. Actually, the more effective treatment is just like Monostat, but it's called Clotrimazole. They're sold right alonside each other. Both treat yeast infections; it's just that Clotrimazole may be more effective.

by Anonymousreply 209/10/2012

Bed bugs if you shave, lice if you don't

by Anonymousreply 309/11/2012

No, r2 and r3.

Those were eliminated as possibilities by both my GP and my dermatologist months ago.

Google "red scrotum syndrome".

It's quite different.

by Anonymousreply 409/11/2012

Have you tried Gold Bond?

by Anonymousreply 509/11/2012

Mr Mangina has a permanent solution for this problem

by Anonymousreply 609/11/2012

You have a bad case of scrot rot

by Anonymousreply 709/11/2012

I have it. You know when it hurts too much to scratch. I developed it only about 5-10 years ago (I'm 44).

If you leave it alone for a few days, the skin gets flaky, then you can feel what's like to taste your own nutsack.

by Anonymousreply 809/11/2012

A mixture at 1:1 of Clorox and Dr. Tichenor's should clear that up, OP.

by Anonymousreply 909/11/2012

Cosmic justice for transgressions in your past lives. You might have been Hitler in your past life, OP.

by Anonymousreply 1009/11/2012

OP, I know you're not going to believe me, but I suffer from the same problem, and here's what I do:

1: I shave my balls and any hair on my penis shaft. Sweat is held by the pubic hair and allows fungus to ferment.

2: I have a handheld shower attachment in my bath. When I shower, I use the handheld spray and apply the hottest water possible (short of scalding water) to my balls and scrotum. This causes an incredible itching sensation, almost sensual in its intensity, and eventually I have to stop and itch my balls. I do that as long as possible. My theory is that this causes the liquid in pores that is responsible for the itching to empty. You may have to start the water at a mild/hot temperature and slowly raise the temperature to as hot as you can stand it.

3: After I dry off from my shower, I rub baby oil all over my balls. This creates a barrier to moisture and prevents the fungus from returning.

At the beginning, you may have to skip step 3 and just apply a good anti-fungal lotion. Do this for a few days until you're sure the infection is removed. You'll still experience the itching, but that's from the irritation caused by the fungus. Just do steps 1 - 3 and eventually, you'll be back to normal.

I hope my remedy works for you. Good luck.

by Anonymousreply 1109/11/2012

Scratch 'n Sniff. Yum.

by Anonymousreply 1209/11/2012

It sounds like a fungal infection. There's a solution, but it hurts like a motherfucker. Get some clove oil from a health food store. Mix it with water in a spray bottle. The stronger the solution, the faster it kills the infection, but the more it hurts.

by Anonymousreply 1309/11/2012

No OP, I have never had it and don't intend on getting it.

by Anonymousreply 1409/11/2012

OP...This is a classic case of why people are advised to get a second and third opinion. If this is as bothersome as you say, then it's some sort of bacterial, fungus, yeast or body chemistry dysfunction.

R11's remedy, while helpful, of applying baby oil is only temporary and is not a cure. Get a second or third opinion.

Separate issue, but for a couple of years, I had a doctor who burnt off a plantar's wart from the bottom of my foot. This was not a cure and only temprorary relief. But the wart kept returning. Finally, I got a second opinion from another dermatologist who prescribed 'Efudex,' which is a cream for skin cancer. Within no time at all, my plantar's wart disappeared. So two years of burning the wart did nothing. But the cream--from another doctor--disolved this deep, bothersome wart in about two months.

by Anonymousreply 1509/11/2012

Have you tried talc powder for sensitive skin?

by Anonymousreply 1609/11/2012

After several years of torment, I decided to try Scalpicin on my scrotum. It has really helped alot! I also only hand wash my crotch with a very mild baby soap. No wash cloth, no anti deorderant soap. All that was too drying. I shower, hand wash my stuff, do a complete rinse, towel down, squirt about a teaspoon of the Scalpicin on my fingers and rub it in from back of scrotum up to base of my penis. I don't have the midday need to dig a hole in myself, I'm sleeping through the night. And many of the larger retail stores have their own brand which is a little cheaper. Be sure to compare the ingredients. Hope this helps you guys. It has changed my situation.

by Anonymousreply 1703/11/2013

Try Lotrimin, which is made for Jock Itch. It also works great on Athlete's Foot and makes your toenails look fresh and clean. Chain drug stores like CVS, Rite Aid and Duane Reade all make generic versions which are cheaper and just as effective.

It comes in a spray but I prefer the cream in a tube.

by Anonymousreply 1803/11/2013

I have it, too, OP. For me it's a patch of vitiligo (loss of pigment) that showed up in my twenties. Goes through cycles but itches like a MF, I've made myself bleed scratching it.

Posters above are determined that it has to be fungal, or bacterial, or viral, and if your doctors have examined you and said not, it's not. It's a non-specific dermatitis of unknown origin, which is a common occurrence.

One or twice a week when it flairs I put OTC 1% hydrocortisone cream on it. Takes care of the itching for a few days, but it won't go away permanently.

by Anonymousreply 1903/11/2013

Quite frankly OP it sounds like eczema to me. When you have an outbreak of eczema the affected skin becomes very dry and a red patch will appear that causes intense itching. Scratching that itch usually ends up getting the area very raw which only increases the itch.

The best treatment for eczema is Benadryl (yes the same pill you take for allergies) and a good quality anti-itch ointment. The itch is happening because the body is producing an over abundance of histamines in the affected area. The Benadryl will reduce the histamines and the ointment will sooth the intense itching.

I imagine the reason it's happening mainly at night is because heat causes the affects of eczema to intensify, and your body produces a lot of heat underneath the covers at night. One good way to immediately reduce the itching is to take a wet bath towel and put it in the freezer for a few minutes until it's very cold. Then fold it up and make a compress for your boys (down there). Trust me, that will stop the itching immediately while you wait for the Benadryl and ointment to start working. Just don't take the Benadryl during the daytime because it's going to put you to sleep.

by Anonymousreply 2003/11/2013

Hydrocortisone cream (generic),won't cure it but it will stop the itch.

Also good for an itchy hole,or itchy anything .

by Anonymousreply 2103/13/2013


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by Anonymousreply 2303/13/2013

I used Curel unscented. Worked like a charm.

by Anonymousreply 2403/13/2013

Itchy anus alert!!!!

by Anonymousreply 2503/13/2013

The image of men skulking into the feminine product isle, grabbing tubes of pussy ointments, running home to slather it all over their balls... I've never laughed so hard!

by Anonymousreply 2603/13/2013

Please try apple cider vinegar. fill a spray bottle and apply before (wait 10-15 minutes while you shave; apply afterwards and let dry either natually or with hair dryer(this is actually best) when dry there will be NO vinegar odor. Vinegar will kill fungus and other microbes(eczema is a micobial condition). If it's too strong dilute with distilled water. It may tak a few days up to a week to see results. Also, hormonal fluctuations can cause ball/crotch itch. Try the vinegar. This works and it's cheaper than pussy cream!

by Anonymousreply 2703/13/2013

OP, make sure your Dr has eliminated the possiblity of scabies. Those little buggers really get active in the middle of the night.

by Anonymousreply 2803/13/2013

Buy foot spray.


Get Tinactin and spray your balls every night.

It works.

It's an anti fungal spray

by Anonymousreply 2903/13/2013

You can buy Benadryl creme and Benadryl itch pen.

by Anonymousreply 3003/13/2013

I've had it from about 11. Nothing suggested or prescribed ever helped. Doctors didn't care once they made sure I didn't have scabies or jock rot.

I scratched so much my ball sack stretched and since adulthood guys have marveled at my "big balls."

by Anonymousreply 3103/13/2013

Jock itch = fungus

by Anonymousreply 3203/13/2013

Listen Carefuly - I had the exact same problem - Went to my GP and he prescribed 2 creams; 1). Broad spectrum anti-fungal cream 2). Hydrocortisone cream (for inflammation). He told me to use the 2 creams mixed together in equal amounts for 1 week - rub generously into affected areas once per day (after shower). Then continue to use just the Broad spectrum anti fungal cream for another 2 weeks after. This combination was as close to a miracle as one can speak of, Went from Itching (mainly in the evening) so severely till it almost drive me nuts (excuse the pun) for 3-4weeks of agony - to using the creams and instantly better. The creams were prescribed, so yes you may need to see your doctor. But honestly If you have never seen a doctor about an 'embarrassing' issue - honestly don't worry, It truly is their job and they will make you feel like it's just the same as putting a stethoscope to your chest - very routine. This will fix it :) YAAYY

by Anonymousreply 3306/26/2013

Of course there's treatment, buddy!

You need to go to the drugstore and buy Aveeno's bath packets containing collodial oatmeal. This stuff really works (I have excema). It will stop the itching pronto. You could buy liquid benadryl for itches which absorbs into the skin and numbs it but it might feel weird on your balls.

The reason your itchy there is because of the heat. You need to wash with an anti itch soap or glycerine soap. Dry off thoroughly. Then use talcum powder on the area. Or simple cornstarch. This will stop that.

Also, if you're a habitual masturbator and are going around with that sticky lube on your cockmeat and balls, that will itch too. WASH that shit off with hot soapy water, girl.

Under "BODY" in the Aveeno site you'll find the Eczema Therapy Bath treatment product.

by Anonymousreply 3406/26/2013

Use a hammer! You've got to hammer the itch. Hammer it out!

by Anonymousreply 3506/26/2013

OP, why don't you just shave? Or trim your pubes even just a little???

by Anonymousreply 3606/26/2013

Lotrimin. If its inflammed skin that gets scaly its eczema or dermatitis. Make sure your balls and ass crack are completely dry before you are putting clothes on...

by Anonymousreply 3706/26/2013

This is for r11. When you have any kind of itch, heat will make it feel better. Heat causes the histamine, the source of the itch, to rise out of the skin. You can actually see it if you use a source of heat other than hot water, such as a hair-dryer. The heat causes the itch to become almost unbearable, and then these oily beads form on your skin and the itch disappears. The feeling is kind of like a yawn. It feels just too good. I think I'm talking about what you're talking about.

The problem is that it's a zero-sum game. The heat irritates your skin, causing the original itch problem to be replaced with a new itch problem.

I had poison ivy and thought the heat treatment was a godsend. It's almost orgasmic. So the rash that started on my thigh ended up covering both legs and most of my torso.

Heat is good if you can't sleep because of the itch but the next day, visit your doctor and get a round of prednisone.

by Anonymousreply 3806/26/2013

Aveeno calming lotion. God Send.

by Anonymousreply 3906/27/2013

I'm 16 I have it like under my balls between my ass and balls its so itchy I've tried shaving it it won't go any realistic solutions?

by Anonymousreply 4006/29/2013

R40, we really would like to help you. Do you have any pictures so we can get a clearer idea of your situation? Post them here.

by Anonymousreply 4106/29/2013

I'll lick them for you.

by Anonymousreply 4206/29/2013

I had a similar problem, but it was scabies, those tiny mites that burrow under your skin.

by Anonymousreply 4306/30/2013

Use underwear made of cotton and wash the area two to three times in a day. Do not worry.

by Anonymousreply 4408/01/2013

You're a spore, darlin'.

by Anonymousreply 4508/01/2013

I use thousand Island dressing

by Anonymousreply 4608/01/2013

[all posts by right wing shit-stain # a removed.]

by Anonymousreply 4708/02/2013

L O L r45

by Anonymousreply 4808/02/2013

Why did I click on this thread?

by Anonymousreply 4908/02/2013

Try Anti Monkey Butt (yes, it's a real product). It's talcum that has calamine in it. It keeps your nether regions dry and itch free. It might not be a cure but definitely could help with the symptoms. It's inexpensive and can be found in most drugstores.

by Anonymousreply 5008/02/2013

I cannot express how disappointed I am that someone hasn't popped in to tell me of their miracle cure when they had a curse lifted with a link to a gmail account.

by Anonymousreply 5108/02/2013

im 13 years old and i often wake up n the middle of the night scratching harshly WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Should i speak to my doctor about t ?

by Anonymousreply 5209/04/2013

Sounds just like what I go through. I scratch my sac with a hair comb for relief. I believe mine is caused by the medication I'm using. If you use any opiods they can often cause very itchy skin. There are times ive scratched so long and so hard that I open the skin and bleed. Funny thing is it only starts to itch when I start to scratch and then it explodes into a torrent. I'm not much help but your meds might be the cause?? Good luck

by Anonymousreply 5309/26/2013

You're the scabies guy from the other thread, aren't you OP?

by Anonymousreply 5409/26/2013

I think it's athletes foot gotten from foot jobs.

by Anonymousreply 5509/26/2013

You need to have more salivary amylase. This enzyme is found in saliva. Get your wife or girlfriend to lick the area regularly.

by Anonymousreply 5601/08/2014

Anyone ever try Burow's Solution? Worked for me.

by Anonymousreply 5701/08/2014

I got this a few weeks ago. It started inside my navel and has moved down to around my dick. It is just an itch - no redness unless I scratch heavily and no flaking skin or any other obvious sign of fungus.

I tried Lanacaine to relieve the itching and that made it worse. A cooling gel relieved the itchy feeling but would not eradicate the problem. Clotrimazole gave the same results as Lanacaine. I have got myself a Lamasil spray and will see if that makes a difference. I really do not want to shave down there unless I have to. I am just assuming it is some form of jock itch although I don't have the tell-tale nappy rash symptoms.

by Anonymousreply 5801/08/2014

Possible wheat intolerance. Time for a new diet.

by Anonymousreply 5901/27/2014

r36 = one of those fucking imperialists.

by Anonymousreply 6001/27/2014

i think its due to fungus the natural methods i preffer are 1.after bath gently wash your scrotal sack with hot water 2.during bath decrease the use of soap in scrotal area 3.after bath with a clean dry cotton cloath remove the water in scrotal area and with the help of hair drier or fan you just allow to warm up the scrotal area 4.reduce the use of inner wear during hot climates because the sweat will rise up the chance of fungus 5.clean your scrotum with your hands (with out using soap) to remove the sweatary waste

by Anonymousreply 6102/09/2014

If it is non-specific dermititis then fungal creams and hydrocortisone will make things worse.

I get this itch now and then varying between my navel to just above my dick. It usually happens when my skin gets dry. I just try to ignore the urge to itch and that seems to work best as once I scratch then I cannot stop.

by Anonymousreply 6202/10/2014

R41 and R45, so funny and why I joined DL.

by Anonymousreply 6302/10/2014

Try using a hot facecloth with about a 1/2 level tsp. of Baking Soda. It works.

by Anonymousreply 6405/03/2014

antibacterial soap and water. wash ya dirty balls!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 6505/03/2014

Are you taking any sort of medication? This may be a possible side effect.

by Anonymousreply 6605/03/2014

Well, although men can certainly get fungal infections, it 90% certainly isn't that, so don't waste too much time with any antifungals. If you want to eliminate a fungal, just take a duo (oral pill + clotrimazole cream, then you can strike that off the list. A sometimes itchy rash and other similar symptoms generally come under the umbrella of Red Scrotum Syndrome (RSS), but you already knew that. It's more common than what you'd think, and tends to happen to men in the second half of their life, but also earlier. Skin specialists don't really know of a remedy, there is little research (no money in it for drug companies), and basically no tried & tested known cure. Doctors and dermatologists will often give you a steroidal cream of some description, but these are well known for short term relief followed by a rebound and exacerbation of the problem (a lot worse). Use those creams at your own peril! It's actually interesting how many doctors will give you samples of creams from their top drawer for free (I wonder where they get those from?). If there's an itch or a rash, as several other posters have said, it's caused by histamines, so something has triggered a histamine reaction. How to treat symptom? Antihistamines seem to work for many (block the H1 receptor). Don't use anything like Phenergen or Benadryl unless you want the nasty and sometimes long term side effects. Fexofenadine (many brands worldwide) are known to be effective in reducing that itch. Ask your doctor. They don't last long (short half-life) so research suggests more than 60mg twice daily, and many folk take 120mg twice daily (the 180 once daily does not last 24hours). Fexofenadine is one of the more safe antihistamines (google and read up on this) so you can generally try a dose recommended by your doctor, then adjust the dose. It's over the counter. But this only relieves the symptom, it doesn't fix the underlying cause. Patch tests (on skin) are useful for eliminating triggers, they may not find the exact trigger for this condition. Often chronic idiopathic (no known cause) skin conditions are put down to psychological causes, stress, anxiety. You could draw links from these to almost every known condition, however there is no evidence or research to prove such claims. However, it's fair to say that stress and anxiety won't help you, so try to work out those issues in your life. Better to do that than take antipsychotic drugs, but try to relax either way. The RSS may also be accompanied by folliculitis, and it's hard to know if shaving your pubes causes this or not (can do though), Some men are just prone to this condition. Doxycycline is an antibiotic that may help both the folliculitis and the RSS, and has seen some good results. Some other over the counter (OTC) remedies that will help and won't burn your nuts and bring tears to your eyes are zinc cream/nappy rash cream (the high zinc kind, eg Desitin), and baby oil seems to help many. Vaseline also seems to help, but it's hard to wear underwear with greasy zinc cream or Vaseline. Baby oil with aloe is almost tolerable, and you can put it on easily and cheaply 3 times a day without too much distress. Sweat makes it worse, so needs to be avoided if possible. A roll on antiperspirant with high aluminium will help that, but don't use if you have broken skin (you may scream!). Prevent rubbing of scrotum on inner thighs. If dry and not itchy, many men use talc powder to avoid the rubbing and soak up sweat. Avoid stuff like tea tree oil, or anything that is going to burn your sac and hurt like hell, it may numb the nerves for a bit but it won't solve the problem. Some of these things might help, but everyone is different. Hopefully someone may actually fund some research into the underlying cause of RSS and similar ailments. Cheers :-)

by Anonymousreply 6706/29/2014

OMFG, R67, ever heard of paragraphs?

by Anonymousreply 6806/29/2014

Occasionally this happens to me, usually in winter. The same thing happens to my back -itchy. I find that one application of moisturiser will quickly fix the problem.

Hope this helps.

by Anonymousreply 6907/28/2014

"Have you tried Gold Bond?"

Does that mean having Daniel Craig pee on your nuts?

by Anonymousreply 7007/28/2014


by Anonymousreply 7107/28/2014

r67, I am the OP and missed your reply.

Thank you - best thing I've read on the condition.

by Anonymousreply 7208/06/2014

Cut your balls off then throw them away.

by Anonymousreply 7310/14/2014

Cut your balls off

by Anonymousreply 7410/14/2014

I used a hair remover cream on my balls once. It took all the hair off, and then the skin of my scrotum started to slough off and weep.

by Anonymousreply 7510/14/2014

grab the melted butter, here come the crabs!

by Anonymousreply 7610/14/2014

^ Sung to the tune of HERE COME THE BRIDES.

by Anonymousreply 7710/14/2014

Tape an M-80 to your scrotum with duct tape and light it.

The start running away from other people.

by Anonymousreply 7810/14/2014

I'm pretty sure OP is my hot blatino husbear!

by Anonymousreply 7910/14/2014

[quote] "i think its due to fungus the natural methods i preffer are 1.after bath gently wash your scrotal sack with hot water 2.during bath decrease the use of soap in scrotal area 3.after bath with a clean dry cotton cloath remove the water in scrotal area and with the help of hair drier or fan you just allow to warm up the scrotal area 4.reduce the use of inner wear during hot climates because the sweat will rise up the chance of fungus 5.clean your scrotum with your hands (with out using soap) to remove the sweatary waste by: ZUHAIRmtltreply 61t02/10/2014 @ 02:15AM"

I think we're well beyond "oh, dear" here, don't you think?

by Anonymousreply 8010/16/2014

I have it too, it's happens not very often but it's exactly the same spot. Then it goes. Yes, what is it????

by Anonymousreply 8110/28/2014

apple cier vinegar applied to nuts before bed and sleep naked so your balls get aired out.

by Anonymousreply 8210/28/2014

I have something similar to this. When I was 20 it started in my head. Intense itching after a stressful day of work and when I got out of the shower. After 6 months my head quit itching and it started showing up on my sides and arms. I went to the dermatologist and she said that I had hives, gave me a horse tranquilizer to take before dinner and that did help but also made me sleep for 12-13 hrs a day so I quit taking it.

After a while it quit in my arms and moved down to my legs. Itching was worse on my legs and I'd frequently break the skin and start bleeding from the intense itching. Then it stopped in my legs and moved to my balls. I went to a different dermatologist and they told me that I have an acetacholine sensitivity and that acetacholine was released during stressful situations and when the areas had intense temperature changes, such as getting out of a hot shower or after having sex. This guy gave me a smaller dose of the horse tranquilizer but I still found myself sleeping all the time and feeling groggy. He told me that this "condition" can last 6 months or 20 years, there is no cure for it.

I've tried gold bond, i've tried other anti itch medications. I've tried taking a hair dryer to my balls after showering and that seemed to help in the short term but not for the whole day. I wake up with my balls on fire from the scratching. Constant redness and skin peeling from the open wounds healing and scabbing up. Scabbing only makes the area itch more and the cycle repeats itself. Oven mits tapped to my hands before I got to sleep caused me to wake up in the middle of the night because the oven mits launched all out war with my gential area. Apparently when I sleep if I can't itch I start punching myself down there.

by Anonymousreply 8312/13/2014

Just change your name to "nutsackface"!

by Anonymousreply 8401/12/2015

This is nothing compared to the itch of the anus lips. Running your fingernails across that (especially pressing them hard) is like getting a fix after a day away from meth.

by Anonymousreply 8501/12/2015

tea tree oil will solve this problem in probably less than a week of daily or x2 daily application. Dilute to half strength with water if skin is particularly extra extra sensitive. Do not get in your urethra or butthole or burning will occur.

by Anonymousreply 8601/12/2015

Nobody listen to the quack at r:67.

Really, the 'dangerous' side effects of Benadryl? An over 50 year old medication available in every possible OTC formulation; suitable for humans, dogs, cats, is hiding some kind of hidden secret? Get a grip, Dr. Nick Riviera.

by Anonymousreply 8701/12/2015

I shouldn't have read this thread before bed. I don't even have this problem but started feeling itchy in bed last night.

by Anonymousreply 8801/13/2015

[quote] You know when it hurts too much to scratch. I developed it only about 5-10 years ago (I'm 44) If you leave it alone for a few days, the skin gets flaky, then you can feel what's like to taste your own nutsack.

That's genital herpes, dear. Itchiness, pain, then flaking.

Often preceded by a numb or tingly feeling.

by Anonymousreply 8901/13/2015

Gotta say, I've had this problem for about a year now on and off. Go through these periods of this extreme, unbearable itching on my sac and underside of my dick. Mostly in the middle of the night. Just unbearable. Can't sleep. No visible symptoms at all. First off - I'm squeaky clean. So it's not a hygiene issue. I've tried anti fungals, tea tree, gold bond, other various herbs. All that stuff didn't help and I wondered whether it was making it all worse. So I quit everything and tried this one thing and it totally works for me. Somebody else earlier posted something similar along with a few other additions. But I just keep it super simple. I clean up with a mild natural soap. Rinse really well, stretching your sac out and rubbing to get all the residue out of all the wrinkles, etc. Then I finish up my shower by using the hand held wand and lifting my dick to get it out of the way, I turn down the cold, so the water is so hot, it's almost scalding. The pain is almost unbearable.Almost orgasmic. Really hurts, but kinda feels good at the same time. But I run the hot water for at least a minute or so. Be smart about it and don't actually scald yourself!! Be careful but as hot as you can stand it! Then once that is done, I turn the hot water completely off, and just use cold water. Super Icy cold. I go from one extreme to the other. I do cold for about another minute. Get out. Dry off the area completely. At that point, my nuts are up in my throat somewhere . But I don't care. Then air dry for as long as I can before getting dressed. Skip the products. And also keep an eye on the laundry detergent your using for additives like scents and bad chemicals that are harmful. Most detergents have shit in them that affect our endocrine system in bad ways. Google it!! A lot of this stuff irritates instead of helping. Wash your underwear in hot water. Don't over add bleach. Keep it mild. Hot and cold water. It's free ( kinda) You can do it before bed or in the morning. But the pm rinse definitely helps with the extreme itch that keeps me awake. I literally only do this a few times and it takes care of the problem for weeks. It comes back occasionally and I have no idea what causes it. Probly some weird allergy I've developed. But this remedy really helps me. Hopefully this helps others. It's a wired issue and can make you feel kinda gross. And never really sure whether it's contagious or not. Like I said before - be careful with the hot water until you know what your doing.

by Anonymousreply 9001/17/2015

You might try A & D Ointment.

by Anonymousreply 9101/17/2015

My friend itchy balls can be treated with Diprolene ointment mixed with Canesten as it is the one I used to my problem, I had that problem for 6 years before, AT LEAST NOW i SELDOM HAD AN ITCH.

by Anonymousreply 9202/18/2015

My friend itchy balls can be treated with Diprolene ointment mixed with Canesten as it is the one I used to my problem, I had that problem for 6 years before, AT LEAST NOW i SELDOM HAD AN ITCH.

by Anonymousreply 9302/18/2015

My friend itchy balls can be treated with Diprolene ointment mixed with Canesten as it is the one I used to my problem, I had that problem for 6 years before, AT LEAST NOW i SELDOM HAD AN ITCH.

by Anonymousreply 9402/18/2015

I suffered with this terrible ordeal for over a year and a half. the sleepless nights, the pure misery. the itch was unbearable torture. Not an STD, scabies, or any if that stuff. I tried the usual multiple anti-fungus creams, etc. for relief. nothing worked. the only thing that helped me, at least temporarily was Benadryl/Generic anti-itch gel. which I used for a few months. it helped but, the relief didn't last nearly as long as I needed.

then finally I found an item that worked for me. after applying it for a couple of weeks daily, the itch completely disappeared. I have my life back, and I sleep like a baby again. so with that in mind, maybe it will possibly help anyone else out there suffering with this torturous syndrome. First of all, after a shower, I rub standard antibacterial hand gel to clean/sanitize the groin/scrotum area. after the gel dries, immediately apply Cortizone 10 Intense Healing Cream. do this daily, maybe twice a day (if needed). after a day or so you will notice the itch diminishing, and your skin healing. after two weeks or so the itch will disappear, and your bag will be looking and feeling great. normal. you will have your life back. at least with me it did. hopefully this will work as well for you guys out there. I do continue to apply the cream once a day just to make sure it wont return. good luck. you know your mission!

by Anonymousreply 9504/06/2015

It's often co-morbid with Stinky Puckerhole Syndrome

by Anonymousreply 9604/06/2015

I have it... been dealing with it my whole life. My parents both have excema so I do too. As a kid I'd try to secretly scratch but it always looked like i was masterbating!; well let me tell you... scratching feels so damn good it about gets me off. But then I scratch my boys raw and I have to lay off a while. Damn, I could scratch a hole right through them! Baby powder with aloe helps, also use aquaphor cream when you get sore. When you have the urge to scratch give your hands something else to do. I live in the desert so I HAVE to keep moisturized. Tea tree oil rocks too. I like natural soaps. Steer clear of Axe and Irish Spring. Nivea with Hydration bodywash is good. Don't shave your boys. If you must, use an electric clipper.

by Anonymousreply 9704/06/2015

just keep it clean and try not too let your nads sweat like apples bobbing in a bucket at halloween........

by Anonymousreply 9804/13/2015

great product-called FRSH BALLS (seriously) seels at Walgreens prob other drug stores as well

by Anonymousreply 9904/13/2015

How about science's take on the subject?

by Anonymousreply 10004/13/2015

Tiger Balm mixed with Icy Hot applied several times daily. Helped me get rid of a fishy smell I would get and a slimy/sweaty feeling at the end of the day.

by Anonymousreply 10104/13/2015

I never had this problem, till recently when I started to dribble urine. When you are a bit late to the loo then your underwear soaks up some urine & this causes to desire to scratch intensely. It's pretty orgiastic in a way as long as you do't puncture your scrotum. If you keep the area free of urine by timely answering the call of the loo, you may avoid the itch. Frequent washing with diluted Dettol has helped me.

by Anonymousreply 10204/13/2015

This will sound weird but it worked for me. Shave the hair from your pubic region (bacon and beans). Install or use an existing shower sprayer. Use a warm water setting at first and progressively turn up the heat. As high as you can go without burning yourself. Rub off any loose skin. Do not use soap. Dry off with a towel. Spray bactine on the area. Bactine will give you relief from the itching immediately and kill off the crotch itch. You can spray bactine on multiple times throughout the day if you feel itchy. Do the shower procedure in the morning and before going to bed. It will take 3 to 5 days to clear up. If it returns, repeat the procedure.

by Anonymousreply 10304/13/2015

I have it. I have tried everything. The four doctors that I saw said they didn't see anything and had no suggestions. What I find that works the best is sitting on reusable frozen ice gel packs for about 5 to 10 minutes. It gives hours of relief.

by Anonymousreply 10404/16/2015

I have been battling red itchy hot scrotom for a few years and seen several doctors that all gave me jock itch medication but nothing made it stop completely until I saw a second dermatologist. He said it was a sensitive nerve dysfunction, gave me a shot and some steroidal salve for 2 weeks. Miracle cure. Got another shot 3 weeks later and I feel great! Not bacterial or fungal at all.

by Anonymousreply 10504/23/2015

Is this fibromyalgia for men?

by Anonymousreply 10604/23/2015

Hey guys!!! What's that off-putting smell?????

If you don't wash underneath the foreskin correctly, a cheesy-looking substance called smegma may begin to gather.

Smegma is a natural lubricant that keeps the penis moist. It's found on the head of the penis and under the foreskin.

If smegma builds up in the foreskin, it can start to smell, stop you easily pulling your foreskin back and become a breeding ground for bacteria. This can cause redness and swelling of the head of your penis, called balanitis.

Patrick French, a consultant physician in sexual health, says: "It's really surprising how many men don't clean underneath their foreskin. Not only do they regularly develop complications from poor hygiene, but it's also very off-putting for a sexual partner."

Don't forget to clean the base of the penis and the testicles, where sweat and hair can combine to produce a strong smell, just as unpleasant as in your armpits.

These areas need frequent washing to stop sweat from accumulating, especially as they are enclosed in underwear for most of the day. Make sure the area between the base of the testicles and the anus is also clean and odour-free.

In other words, avoid cheesy dick and wash your sweaty balls and dingleberry-laden asshole. If it's just your itchy ball sack, then use some soap and water. rinse. repeat.

by Anonymousreply 10704/23/2015

I gained weight and my fatter thighs prevented airflow around the scrotum. Also tighty whiteys are much better at preventing this than boxers or boxer briefs. Stop washing your underware with your socks. The average person's feet harbor something like 200 species of fungi. We pick it up everywhere. You can use a bit of bleach in white underwear. I mix Neosporin, with clotrimozle and Lomoltrim creams and apply after a shower and when dressing. Finally relief. But like I say, if you are washing colored underware with socks you are reinfecting everytime you dress

by Anonymousreply 10804/23/2015

Dear Lord in Heaven!

by Anonymousreply 10904/23/2015

Lately I noticed my scrotum is itchy & smells horrible like blue cheese

Even my hole seems to be always funky

I don't know if it's something I'm eating or I got a fungus

It's at the point where I'm embarrassed to hookup

Any ideas what it could be ?

by Anonymousreply 11004/23/2015

So you basically have diaper rash.

by Anonymousreply 11104/23/2015

I have RSS. I found part of the problem is urine. When you get old you leak and this aggravates the problem. Antifungals and steroids made the problem worse. Doctor is clueless. I suspect the problem is lichen infections. Did find benedryl helps. May make me sleep better so I am not jarred awake by the pain. So far doctor has made no test, no cultures just worthless antifungal and steroids. Sleeping with this area uncovered keep area dry and less itching. Tried diaper cream--it burned. Whitfield's ointment help some but it is hard to get. I suspect some organism living in the upper skin that has not been found.

by Anonymousreply 11205/03/2015

I have the sorta similar itchy anus syndrome. Actually anus to coccyx. Going on 1.5 years. I guess it's butt crack itch.

I'm on my THIRD ointment and it's not working. On the plus side, scratching the itch, mostly in the shower, feels soooooooo good.

by Anonymousreply 11305/03/2015

I have one way of solving this problem, just spray your balls with any type of cold armpit spray and that should stop it.

by Anonymousreply 11405/07/2015

OP, please wash your scrotum beard. According to the latest study, your beard is holding fecal matter particles and as dirty as a toilet.

by Anonymousreply 11505/07/2015

I saw a naturopath the otherday & she gave me a prescription to put 6 mint leave under my testicles in my underwear

Its been a week & it's really helped

by Anonymousreply 11605/07/2015

I am going to try all the options I read. I am suffering for 2 years

by Anonymousreply 11705/10/2015

You can't use it too much, but try temovate (a strong hydrocortisone). Unfortunately, it's prescription only unless you make it to Mexico.

by Anonymousreply 11805/10/2015

r107, thank you for the basic hygiene message.

You haven't a fucking clue about this condition.

r105, what shots/salve were you given?

by Anonymousreply 11905/10/2015

Maybe you have maggots in your scrotum.

by Anonymousreply 12005/10/2015

I've wished this on people.

by Anonymousreply 12105/10/2015

My skin doc says "use a hot pack; the kind you buy in drug stores". I did that, and it works. But my it h wasn't fungal.

by Anonymousreply 12205/16/2015

Try Vagisil

by Anonymousreply 12305/16/2015

A few things...

Tinactin spray powder (whether fungal or not) will keep area dry

Bactroban cream (rx) Betamethasone Valerate (rx) - not daily Butenafine hydrochloride

if it is a neurological issue, then gabapentin (rx) if it responds to benadry, maybe something in your laundry is causing it

Dry off the area with a blow dryer if you're hairy...after towel drying

by Anonymousreply 12405/16/2015

I had this really bad for years

Then I discussed it at my nail salon & they set me up with a elderly virgin man that licks my balls for 20-30 minutes I get this some right my nails It's an extra $25 but it's worth it for the relief

by Anonymousreply 12505/16/2015

Some tips:

One bad habit that some men have is putting their laptops on their laps for long periods of time. The area between your legs traps heath very well and too much heath can cause fungus infections, sebaceous glands to swell forming Fordyce spots in your penis(or anus), and itching.

If you have Scrotum syndrome make sure you always wash well. Shave your balls and at night wash & spray some antiseptic like "Bactine: Pain Relieving Cleansing Spray" for a week. Sleep without undies and just let the air come in.

Like someone said above wash your undies separately. Use colorless underwear so you can use bleach and buy new undies at least once a month. The same should be done for socks as well if you have smelly feet.

Use an odorless transparent antibacterial soap like Neutrogena clear soap. They are like $2.50 or so. "The 99 cent store" has cheap knock offs that are the same in every way like the Neutrogena clear soap. Buy a bulk of them.

And please do not put a laptop in your lap for long periods of time.

by Anonymousreply 12605/16/2015

Also remember that itching in your private ares could also be a sign that you may have other health condition like a bulging disk pressing against a nerve in your lombal/secrum area or something else.

Please visit your doctor if the condition continues.

by Anonymousreply 12705/16/2015

Anti fungal spray can be bought in the aisle for foot problems, so you absolutely do not have to go into the feminine hygiene aisle. Tinactin, Lotrimin, their generic equivalents. Yeah, they say "foot spray" but they can be used for jock itch or under skin folds. The spray is better than the lotion because it keeps the area drier, which is what you want.

Fungal infections are tenacious. They do not want to go away. You need to treat them every day for months. It's no "one or two squirts and you're done" treatment. If OTC antifungals don't work, then see a dermatologist.

by Anonymousreply 12805/17/2015

I read it's a bacterial thing & if bacteria is deprived of air it dies So this article that I read suggested that you should have your balls and cover them with duct tape or some type of masking tape prevent air from reaching your testicles I'm on my fourth day doing it and so far it's really made the itch disappear completely and it doesn't hurt when removing the tape because my testicles are shave

by Anonymousreply 12905/18/2015

Scabies, bro.

by Anonymousreply 13005/19/2015


by Anonymousreply 13105/19/2015

Try ToppCock! It contains silver which kills bacteria, virus and fungi on contact.

by Anonymousreply 13205/28/2015
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