This question was answered on Tue 27, Apr 2010 11:35pm by Dr.Bhumika Aggarwal

Peeling on my scrotum?

Asked by joeyboey (Male; 17; UNITED STATES; Some food allergies, and allergic to pollen. No major illness or disease. ; Relevant drugs:None ) on Mon 26, Apr 2010 07:47pm

So one day I came home from a dance rehearsal and I sweat a lot *down there* and was too exhausted to shower or do anything else. So I just went to bed when I got home. The next day I showered. Two days later I go to the bathroom and I notice a lot of scaly flaky skin on my scrotum and it was really itch and peeling. Also kind of shiny after I peeled the flakes off. And I was completely shocked. I've been showering everyday now and applying tea tree oil following with coconut oil. However its not going away really and its been 3 days. The flakiness returned a little bit the third day, but not as bad as the first day. Its only on my scrotum and no where else. Its not itchy at all, still red and a bit shiny. Whats wrong with me? Am I treating it the right way?

Actions: | Forward |



Security code
Enter the text as shown above

E-Mail me when someone replies to this post
Answer by Dr.Bhumika Aggarwal  on Tue 27, Apr 2010 11:35pm:

Hi, This could be due to sweat dermatitis or even jock itch - due to tinea infection. You should keep the skin clean and dry, avoid clothing that rubs and irritates the area. You need to wash the areas several times with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites. Apply calamine lotion at the site of the lesions and see if it helps. You could take some oral antihistamine medications like cetrizine or loratadine. You need to maintain a good personal hygiene. Wear lose comfortable clothes. Application of topical over-the-counter antifungal or drying powders, such as those that contain miconazole, clotrimazole, or tolnaftate would help. If the symptoms persist - it would be best that he consult a doctor. Regards.
Our doctors provide free answers to your questions. If you are happy with our services, please consider making a donation.
Click the button below to donate.

Please rate my answer (select the stars, no need to log in.)  


Comment by fud on Fri 06, Aug 2010 11:43pm:
what kinda powder would babypowder work

Comment by chris on Wed 20, Oct 2010 06:43pm:
i had the same problem but where i peeled its shiny and red and not going away and spreding i think it may be from sex not as much as sweat but its now at the bottom of my shaft and spreding to the back end of my ball after it drys its tuff like elaphant skin it started off itching its not know more but im scared of sex right now and i have a cloudy pee my partner had it first bout a month later i got it plus red and shiny balls just woke up with whats should i do and what do u think i have help me please

Comment by on Wed 13, Apr 2011 08:29pm:
Scrotum peeling can be due to dermatitis skin, eczema, fungal infection or dry skin. Get it checked from a dermatologist. If it is eczema then you need to apply good moisturizers and topical steroids.

This question is open for comments.  Please share your opinion.




Security code
Enter the text as shown above

E-Mail me when someone replies to this post

What users are searching right now on Ask Medical Doctor:
Search for answers     pimple     pre caner cells     easy     Search for answers     easy six vaccination for baby     Search for answers     chronically swollen feet     Search for answers     virgin finger pre cum pregnant     ihavehadseveresharppainonbothsidesofmyscalptempl     PREGNANCY     alwaystired     Search for answers     mushtzani     howtogetridofsinuscongestion     Search for answers     how long does it usually take to determine you have herpies virus     IsdamagelivercoarseliveriscurableUSGresult     bum     deposhot     PARA     Whatcausesblackfuzzyvisiondizzinesshotfashesandpartialhearingloss     mouthandtong     ovarian cysts     hcg diet     thigh and knee pain     Will lumps on nipple make penis larger     no seaman     takingkeppra     pale     Whats the use of ETS 200 Mg     sore throat     erection without testicles     Search for answers     norcolut side effect     irregular periods     throat infection symptoms     enema     Search for answers     Ihaveafriendthatwasdiagnosedw     lower left stomach pain     Search for answers     whatcausesawhitecoloredtongue     OldkneeinjuryIhaveainjurytomykneewhenitwasdislocatedinth     implantation bleeding     sighns of lecuria     lack     pines     Ikeepcoughing     Avastin     low co2ct     HIV     prostate measures 13 gms with normal echotexture     what does it mean when i start weezing and my chest tightens up     bumps on skin     tkamarajcontactaddress     what is the average cost of a prosthetic arm     Whatisthedifferencebetweentuboovariancomplexmassand     polyclav625uses     nuvoryn weth     whats lipoma     epistaxis     Uricacod     faint bands noted in IGM and kappa     search     1     search     Stretchmarkonbreasts     ihavevaginaldischargeanditchingandburning     Search for answers     Circularlesiononlipofviginaandwhenscratchedshowedbloodspotting     Search for answers     patients legs are cold     maggie     viral infection     quent     jaw neck pain tetanus     Pregnancy     dizziness when turning or sneezing     swollen muscle     whatisOTCCOUGHSURUP     what is the treatmint of dublapun     pin head red dots on stomach and chest     mysonhasachoroidalfissure     Do tonsils dissolve over time     paroxetine     whattypeofthefourbasictissuetypesgivesrisetothem     fatiguelossofeatingstomachpain     stop period     what ia the name of aboshan tablet     bach     i have a hemorrhoids my question is can i still travel and work abroad     anal muslcle swollen after lifting heavy object     dullpain     Tired after chicken pox     herniated disk c67 cause bladder problems     radio     causesofgreenstool     hypopigmented     urethroplaste     burn blister     Abortion     pain under right rib cage w enlarged liver     late for my period     xray of c1 c2 c3 c4 and c5     roseola     side effects from lamictal     normal vaelu     bruising and anemia     erectile     whatifacontraceptivepillistakenbychance64181     is it safe to take cyclbenzaprine while on blood thinners     dieting pills     rash     arms tingling after drinking     spee test     green     green lumpy semen     if u not show you are pregnant and u take birthcontrol well that kill the pregnancy     watrthesymptomsofmenopause     Cantgetpregnant     Wome     large ankles on a small body frame     i cant speak properly because my throat shiverring with cough     Search for answers     Man     Search for answers     vaccination     Hips     triggerfingerthumb     dizzy cross eyed     Obesity     what do you mean by reactive lymphocytes and how do you cure this     solar     a small swelling in my testicles     peripheralneuropthywhatisit     MyChildhasred     

©2011 - Ask Medical Doctor  |  All Rights Reserved
The site is not a replacement for professional medical opinion, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your medical doctor or other qualified health professional before starting any new treatment or making any changes to existing treatment. Do not delay seeking or disregard medical advice based on information written by any author on this site. No health questions and information on AskMedicalDoctor is regulated or evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and therefore the information should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease without the supervision of a medical doctor. Posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author, and not the administrators, moderators, or editorial staff and hence AskMedicalDoctor and its principals will accept no liabilities or responsibilities for the statements made.

Home | Terms & Conditions | Contact Us | Frequently Asked Questions | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Advertise with us