For the past 9 months or so I've been dealing with a terrible scrotum itch. It has been causing me to become increasingly depressed and my quality of life has gone down significantly. It is all I can think about everyday and all day. I've been to several doctors/dermatologists who
I felt have really let me down. The worst part seems to be that they don't really understand how much agony I am in (mentally and physically). They neither seem to offer me the time or day nor viable testing options beyond their own opinion.
As far as symptoms, there are no really visible symptoms. Although I did notice two large pimples pop up out of the blue recently (some sort of bacteria?). The underneath skin of the scrotum is also very rutigated and gets shiny. It its where the shaft and scrotum meet, on the sides of the scrotum and pretty much anywhere there is hair present.
This started after I had sex with a girl (used protection, but did receive oral sex without protection). I don't know if this is the root cause or if this is coincidence. I have had yeast infections in the past, one where I had an intensely itchy scrotum for a day long period. Is this related at all? I do not know - but I have tried ketanazole pills and creams (other antifungals as well) that don't do anything.
Any sort of creams, lotions, ointments etc. seem to make it worse. I think that the problem might be rooted in my hair on the scrotum - I have noticed that my pubic hair feels very bristly and almost hurts. It does feel better when I shave (for the most part). Wetness and heat also seem to make it worse. I'm really at a loss of where to go.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what steps I should take next? What tests can the doctors do to provide me with better feedback (skin tests)? What else should I try? What questions should I be asking?
I have tried lotions, changing my soap and detergent, zeasorb powders, multitude of anti-fungals, tea tree oil, pro-topic and steroid creams (steroids seem to make it worse as do the anti-fungal creams/powders).
I have gone through other posts on this board and am frustrated to say the least. There seems to be a lack of answers. Please, please offer any information you might have regarding this. Help me...
Edit: Also just to add... any sort of substance on my skin seems to cause more problems. Running my finger across the scrotum skin causes itching to occur as well. Thank you for any suggestions