This question was answered on Tue 27, Apr 2010 10:35pm 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 06:47pm

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 10:35pm:

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 10:43pm:
what kinda powder would babypowder work

Comment by chris on Wed 20, Oct 2010 05:43pm:
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 07:29pm:
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:
anal itch     abdoninal hernia     Smokingwhilepregnant     Search for answers     bibleversesonhowwesaddengod     voice     Search for answers     bumpsaroundeye     gbm     osteaoarithritis     Ife     cansilksuturesontuballigationbereversed     bulginveins     nausea     tmt     swollen     jock itch purple     symp     Behcets     pictures of back of throat     tachcardias     sideeffectsofxavor     capirox     fibrocyctic     tailors bunion     Ginko     Gipping     pogoda     sacral dimple     brayan     bubbleonleg     choesterol     wherecaibybedyoleta     herpesorpsoriasis     Search for answers     tavary_uslugi     Swollenbugbiteondaughterslegwarmtothetouchandhard     jawpain     removal of a hard purple spot on chin was a mass     lucoriaremedies     follow     prolonged     some20blood20are20coming20out20of20my20anus20after20bowel20movement20and20i20get20some20bruises20in20some20parts20of20my20legs     pardnoid     i20pill     lump in the elbow crease of my left arm     blisterundertonguewhere     lump in the elbow crease of my left arm     jugularveins     paralysis     shig     cervical cancer     LETHYROX 50 MG     longenough     Organism     prevention     congenital     gastritus     cardiologist     zolfresh     acidrefluxesophagus     finger my girl     periodtwiceinonemonth     Search for answers     finger my girl     Fibator     alk phos     Cock socky     virchow node     2we     bubbleonleg     brayan     sacral dimple     pogoda     Gipping     Ginko     tailors bunion     fibrocyctic     capirox     sideeffectsofxavor     tachcardias     pictures of back of throat     Behcets     symp     jock itch purple     swollen     tmt     Igotatickoffmy10yearoldsonaroundthebottompartofhisprivateareaacoupleofdaysagobutheisstillcomplainingwithititchingIlookedatittodayandtheupperskinaroundthetoppartisswollenandredfeelsalittlewarm     pricewise couk     can i drain a huge painfull bump myself     sinuses     blood test nicotine     bones     penislump     Pagets disease of the nipple     tramadol addiction     hotflasheswhenpms     normal potasium level     systematic mast cell diseases     memory     zolfresh     cardiologist     Search for answers     gastritus     prevention     Organism     listeria     maxalt and advil     profusesweatinganddizziness     Search for answers     parkinsons     Confusedabbrclass     blisterundertonguewhereveinislocated     appetite     

©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