I use the Mometasone Furoate, USP Ointment 0.1% 45g tub.
I am using it once for every other day. With this rate, it will take me more than 6 months to finish one 45g tub (Dr. Prescribed to refill 6 times).
I am free of itch for the last 7 weeks; I am afraid it come back that is the only reason I keep using it.
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Please see my warning in the previous thread. The product you are using is a corticosteroid that may give relief from itching and redness but will not cure the condition. Stop using the product and the problem will come back. Even worse - steroids can have seriously damaging effects on other organs. The scrotum is particularly absorbent and the testicles are the first organs at risk.
In fact, steroids can even feed some micro-organisms that cause scrotal inflammation.
By all means use a steroid cream for short-term relief while you or your dermatologist are seeking a cure but that short-term should be limited to no more than a couple of weeks.
GGCC - I would second TopGeek on the steroid usage. See my thread “relief for Red Scrotum” for full detail. But if you have thinning of the scrotal skin and burning, you more than likely have a Corticosteroid Addiction issue. I believe you have been in this cycle for a while and it will take some time (months and months) to get out. Read up on Corticosteroid side effect and addition to using them for relief…it is temporary and there is no cure. The only way to cure it is to stop.
I have been taking oral Doxycycline for 2months now and am 99% symptom free. However I am 100% confident of complete resolution for myself. I have not put anything on my scrotum for 2 months now. Skin has thickened back up, redness is mostly all gone and burning is 100% gone. Life is good!! It does take awhile and if you are allergic to Doxycycline that is OK it will just take some more time. Get the two articles I suggest in my thread, they are a good read from reliable sources…you may need a dictionary for some of the words, but it all make since. Good Luck! Let us know how it goes.
Indeed, Doxycylin or another broad-spectrum antibiotic is fine, so long as the cause of the problem is a bacterial infection. That is often the case but it can also be caused by fungal or yeast infection and then the most effective treatment is oral Diflucan (fluconazole). Still, the true nature of the infection can only be determined by laboratory analysis or by chance.
Hello everyone, I've been reading up on this thread for the past few days and decided to post my symptoms and see if I can get any direct feedback.
Well it started 1 1/2 weeks ago when I had protected sex with an escort, however there was a brief period of a minute or two where the condom fell off. Afterwards she used some lotion on me for masturbation which caused extreme burning which subsided after washing it off. The next few days I started experienced a slight burning in my whole genital area and a little more so in my penis after urination. The problem persists and the burning gets worse, so I visit a local doctor and get tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia, as well as a UTI culture which I'm still waiting on the results. I decide to read up on my symptoms in which I come across this forum...
Now after 1 1/2 weeks my symptoms are as such:
Red ONLY on my scrotum like I have never seen before
Burning in the whole genital area, worse when I sit down
A slight tingling that comes and goes
No itch whatsoever
The scrotum skin is tough and VERY wrinkled looking, even when I attempt to stretch it out the wrinkles still remain
No bumps whatsoever
Irritation when touched, masturbation is not what it used to be
If I pinch my penis there is also a slight pain at the spot
The skin on my penis also slightly resembles the scrotum when not erect, a little red and wrinkled.
None of these symptoms seem to match any other STD's out there from the research I've done. The only conclusions I can really make as I wait for my results is what im experiencing seems to be similar to what many of you.
My goal is obviously like everyone else to rid this monster, but I want to know what I should be telling my doctor on my next visit. Things like, what to use what not to use, because it seems like some creams etc. make it worse. I also want to know if any of you are experiencing the same symptoms as me, without the itch, tough wrinkled look, just the burn. As well as, is it likely the lotion used is the cause of this irritation? Each day it gets worse I doubt that the lotion caused it. Any help from anyone with more experience would be greatly appreciated.
FYI - TopGeek – Doxycycline has many anti-inflammatory and anti-angiogenic agent, not just anti-bacterial.
Guys out there with Red Scrotum Syndrome RSS, grab your sack and bring your testicle to the surface of your scrotal skin. Check to see if your vessels appear redder than you remember or irritated…maybe your skin is thin as well. This is exactly where I had my issues, not on the skin, but just under the skin surface. I kept telling my dermatologist, but he discounted it the red vessels…however he was kind enough to prescribe the Doxycycline (100mg 2x daily for one month then 1x daily till condition/symptoms clear, do not take longer than 4 months). This condition is also what the medical community calls Corticosteroid Addiction.
I am going to pull the articles you need to read (see below) from my thread “Relief for Red Scrotum Syndrome”. These are some of the few article out there on RSS, MUST reads if you have this issue. Get the FULL articles the abstracts do not do them justice.
Articles that were very helpful Article #1) Red Scrotum Syndrome: Successful treatment with oral doxycyclin; Published by Journal of Dermatological Treatment and written by Abbas Ossama, Abdul Ghani Kibbi, Adele Chedraoui and Samer Ghosn out of The Department of Dermatology, American Univestiy of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC), Beirut, Lebanon…(if you have googled the subject I am sure you have seen this abstract pop up)…get the FULL article. In looking these doctors up that wrote this article only two of them are still at the AUBMC and out of these two one went to Harvard Medical School and the other UMass in Boston…no dummies!! Article #2). Corticosteroid Addiction and Withdrawal in the Atopic: The Red Burning Skin Syndrome written by Marvin J. Rapaport, MD and Mark Lebwohl, MD…this article describes a bit more on the Addiction and Withdrawal of Corticosteroids…good article cost $5 on the web.
These articles help me SOLVE my issues. People out there recommending Tea Tree Oils, Mineral oils, more Steroids, slapping this that and the other thing on their nuts have NOTHING to back up there findings. I am very surprised at the general doctor community including dermatologist that seem to have no flipping idea how to cure RSS. PLEASE pull these articles off the internet and draw your own conclusion about your symptoms vs. what the articles describe. I know how bad this RSS can be physically and mentally.
The article says that Doxycycline is used as a result of prolonged use of corticosteroids which is what they describe as RSS. What about the people who have yet to apply any treatment but are showing similar symptoms?
Sorry can't comment to much on that, but get the STD test results, you did not mention Herpies-2 in your message, get tested for that as well. If your doc does recommend the use of steroids...which can be ok, use it sparingly and make sure is it is approriate for the groin area as there are a few different classes of steroids. I don't believe you have RSS at this point, but it could manifest itself in to it. I used Steroids a total of about maybe 3 weeks over a 5 week period...so not much by any standard, but the scrotal skin can be very vulnerable...especially to escorts. Yes i had burning and a bitting type feeling, no itching...and the skin got pretty dam red toward the end of the day. Baby rash Original Destin did provide some immediate releif, but by no means solved the issue. Get those test results back and if no STD, get into the dermatologist. I would recommed a shot of Steroids before, i would recommend the topical...the topical screwed my boys up for a few months.
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Doxycycline is a member of the tetracycline family of antibacterials. All tetracyclines are known to have a degree of anti-inflammatory effect but that is incidental to their primary purpose.
Corticosteroid Addiction is a result of the long-term use of corticosteroids. It is a condition in which the gradual reduction of steriod use is necessary to avoid the 'rebound' effect of the original condition returning in a much more severe form.
I've been diagnosed with a rash that the dermatologist simply called "plugged glands" to me. He told me what it was actually called, but I can't remember. Anyways, my latest treatment to get rid of this stupid rash is a round of Stieva-A Cream (0.05%). After about a week to a week and a half of applying the cream, I noticed that my Scrotum has turned darker and red, and it's a little bit irritated.
I know that one of the side effects of the active agent in the cream is creating redness of the skin. However, I don't have the rash on my Scrotum, and the area where I'm applying the cream (lower abdomen, sides of buttocks, and high insides of the thighs) is not red.
I'm confused. Can this Red Scrotum that I'm observing be just a weird side effect from the cream? Or is this something that I need to be more worried about?
I am curious how iluvoregon is doing now! If you are still here, did candida diet take care of your problem?
I have been watching the threads with red scrotum syndrome and (even though I am a girl), I have the same problem. I have the rash on vulva area, redness, burning, the biting and tingling feeling, dampness feeling, and the skin is all wrinkled. Doctors didn't tell me exactly what it is, but I tested positive for non albicans yeasts. And I read about glabrata yeast that can give a rash. I have at least 2 non albicans yeast infection. Tried all the antifungal creams you can imagine. Was on antibiotic and that made it worse.
With that said, I was at the end of my rope. It messed up with me emotionally and socially. So I decided to try the candida diet. You can read more online about it. I have done it for a few days and it's working. I now feel much better, no biting feeling, just a small tingling every now and then, the rash hasn't dissapeared yet, the burning has greatly improved, and overall I feel much better.
iluvoregon or other people who tried the diet, did this diet clear up this infection eventually? Is there any time, I can be certain this infection is cleared and I can have a normal diet, or I will have to stick to my diet thing to the rest of my life?
So, I've been following this thread for awhile. I suppose that I'm desperately seeking some remedy to this condition that I've been tormented with for the last 5 months or so. I've yet to find any real reason behind this condition, or anything that soothes the constant redness, itching, burning. I consider myself somewhat intelligent medically, degree in biology, working as a medic. This has put a new spin on my life, losing a long time girl that was to be my wife, struggling day to day, constantly obsessing. I would like to hear from anyone out there that has experienced this. Any insight, any medical results, suggestions. Maybe, just maybe we can piece together something. I know my concerns fall on deaf ears from Doctors that tell me there's nothing wrong with me and that don't have any clue. If anything at all, I would just like to know that I'm not alone...... With that being said, I would like to bring this forum back to life and see what we can figure out.
As indicated earlier in this thread, I am a firm believer in the use of Diflican 200mg capsules to attack fungal/yeast infestations from the inside. This systemic approach hits the roots of the micro-organisms in a way that topical products just cannot do. Usually, one capsule is enough but persistent cases may need a second capsule two weeks later.
In the UK (so probably also in the US), you can buy Diflican capsules over the counter in a pharmacy without prescription. They will be around $15 each. Be aware that this is a potent product and that some people react with temporary facial flushing and/or numbness.
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Andrew – I understand where you are coming from and where you are at now. Instant relief for me was Destin Diaper Rash Original, however I would not recommend this long term. Get an appointment with your dermatologist, and have them give you a steroid shot…NO Topical Cream…and have them prescribe you Doxycycline 100mg and them do not put ANYTHING on you sack. If you can’t get them to prescribe the Doxycycline then just get the shot and sit tight…the Doxycycline only speeds up the heeling by a few months. Then read my previous post on this thread and my thread “Relief for Red Scrotum Syndrome” for more detail.
I have been to the point where you are at, constantly obsessing and not knowing when relief is coming is/was the toughest thing. If you are having a tough time sleeping I found that Xanax’s worked best, because mine issues more than anything was obsessing about the issue.
Backing up a bit you did not explain in your post about how this issue has come about…I am not talking about the initial insult, but the cream or ointments, etc. you might have put on you scrotum to try and get it cleared up...You need to have put some sort of topical steroid based cream on your sack for this issue to have mushroomed.
After, reading my posts/thread I would be happy to e-mail you (please provide your e-mail address) the two article’s that helped me. Again, not saying that other posters remedies do not work for this RSS issue, just saying what worked for me and I needed documented evidence of the treatments working. I have had complete relief for approximately 6 weeks now and do not obsess about the issue in the least bit. I have been e-mailing with two of the doctors in Beirut that wrote the article on Doxycycline working…they are real people and have done extensive research on the RSS issue.
Side note, I do think there is some validity in the Candida Diet, I can’t say I followed it completely, but I did eliminate the bad unnatural sugars from my diet for a few weeks while thing were improving with the steroid shot I was given and not putting anything on the scrotum.
If you take nothing else out of what I have writing take this…DO NOT PUT ANYTHING ON YOUR SCROTUM…it will take months and months to clear and get relief from the burning, but it will eventually happen. PEASE!
I am amazed by how many people have issues with the scrotum and how little is known.
I do know that reading these threads can help, but often hinder with people convincing themselves that its because they did something stupid with a girl years earlier or people convinced its diet related.
My story is a little different but wanted to share with others:
I have suffered from Prostititis for five years, convinced at the time it was an std of some kind based on very foolish reasons which I know now are not the cause, it was just bad luck that I now have non bacterial prostititis.
Annoyingly it took many years to find out how it runs in the male side of my family.
Also in the last 12 months I have had to have a circumcision due to balanitis and also my gallbladder out so its been fun
However all went downhill even further when 4 months ago I went it to have a caudal epidural/facet joint injection for a problem with a disc in my back.
When I awoke in recovery I felt wetness on my sheet and groin area and thought for a moment that I may have peed during sleep, but the nurse said no and that the doctor may have spilt some steroid down my back which went into my groin area, so they said they would change my gown, although I do not believe this occurred.
I did touch the wetness and may have touched my scrotum to also check if it was wet. This wetness may be coincidental, but being in the area of the rash it must be noted.
Around 24 hours after leaving the hospital I notice a small patch of irritated skin either side of my scrotum, around the size of a 5 pence/dime coin.
Over the next few days this got more red/swollen and irritated.
My GP did not know what it was, so suggested going to the GUM/sti clinic as they are used to seeing rashes in this area.
You can imagine how distraught I was having to go to a GUM clinic, putting aside the concern of my wife as to why. The GUM clinic were not sure what it was (but did say it does not look anything like herpes) and took a swab sample and sent it off for analysis and gave me some dermol wash and antibiotics in the form of Flucloxacillin in case of infection.
The next 5 days were awful waiting for the results of the skin swab and all other tests (blood, penis swab) they carried out.
The swab sample came back as staphylococci, and all other tests came back as negative. NO STI!!!
My Dermatologist ( A highly regarded professor who specialises in the groin area and penis) said the staphylococci was irrelevant and first diagnosed a fixed drug eruption due to the procedure.
However since the fact that my condition has not improved he has since changed his prognosis to Burning Scrotum Syndrome due to my symtomatology which he has seen precipitated by pelvic, liver, back and other surgery (even after ITU admission)
I was prescribed Dosulepin to hopefully block nerve pain, and Balneum cream which is proving only slightly helpful.
The Dosulepin, besides helping me sleep is not providing any help in reducing the pain symptoms.
The rash/skin damage appears to be gone, but you can still see a thinness to the skin where it was, but the scrotum is most often looking swollen and painful to the touch, like burnt skin, so I wont even let my wife near me.
I have also seen my Urologist who performed a circumcision 4 months He had not come across anything like it before.
As of now I am starting to get more better days then good, I find washing with dermol wash, then applying the balneum cream, helps a little, but reading through all these threads people seem to have similair issue for years, not months which does not help phycologically.
I still believe that it is some kind of nerve damage. On the other hand I do have a small doubt that something could have happened during the circumcision - having any surgeon admit it could have been something they did is proving impossible.
It is heavily effecting my life, both at work and at home.
Sometimes the burning/biting pain is so bad i cannot drive or stand for long. With the only short term relief coming from sitting with my legs apart and washing and keeping moisturised, as it seems the skin is wrinkled/red.
My wife says my scrotum looks the same as it always has and its my imagination that the skin looks worse, maybe she is right, as I agree with others, it could be more underneath the skin surface, hence possible nerve damage.
I would certainly be interested in others thoughts...