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Old 11-06-2012, 02:22 AM   #1
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Smile Red Scrotum - No steroids!

Hi Guys,

I've read a lot of posts on this issue which helped me a lot to find out the most suitable cure for my RSS.

Basically I also met 3-4 dermatologists, implied steroid based creams (also some combos with antifungial and antibacterial ingredients), but no relief...moreover the steroids amplified the redness!

What usually triggered the RSS in my case was immunologic weakness of my body which I associated with antibiotics prescribed to tackle flu or a massive hangover after a corporate gathering.

After no relief of steroids I was almost to give up the fight against it and tired a new antibacterial cream called Exxema repair. This is a special cream not killing bacteria but preventing them to spread further and leaves the skin in so called self-healing process giving immediate relief if you have itching symptoms as well.

This helped me a lot. After a week or two the sikn healed itself and the redness disappeared. I hope that it will have a long run effect and that my skin won't get use to it...

I am not sure if this cream can be ordered in the US, but there should be something similar on the market everywhere which keeps away bacteria and leaves the skin to heal it self.

I hope this post will help some of you to mitigate the symptoms of RSS!

Will keep you posted if this cream will help me next time the RSS comes back.

Never give up and take care

 
Old 11-24-2012, 05:16 PM   #2
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Re: Red Scrotum - No steroids!

I'm writing in because I had this problem but very pleased to say I'm on the mend. I think I understand what was happening and want anyone who is suffering to get relief ASAP.

First thing. STOP APPLYING CREAMS CONTAINING STEROIDS OR CORTISONE!!!

Like all of you will agree, these creams are the first thing your GP or dermatologist will get you applying. I'm not saying you should never use them, it's just that like all the fine print warnings, they really do thin the skin and this can become a real issue for the super sensitive scrotum.

My theory is that the redness and increased sensitivity - mainly to heat - is exactly because of the skin becoming much thinner and even more sensitive. Typically your body is trying to tell you something and the bright red colour and discomfort is exactly that. The creams may solve the initial problem, but then my belief is that they end up causing another problem - some form of hypersensitivity.

I cannot believe the medical fraternity still prescribes these creams without suitable warning. Worse, I feel for all the poor blokes (and I read hundreds of their heartfelt blogs) writing into these forums expressing complete frustration and their inspirational searches to find solutions. Especially blokes still appying creams and all sorts of things for years, sometimes decades. Or even worse, getting prescribed anti-depressants and told its pyschosomatic. Unbelievable.

Bottom line, the cream has probably solved the original problem long ago - be it bacterial, fungal whatever. Sure you might be applying other things to get relief, but whatever you do, stop applying creams containing corticosteriods and let your scrotum regenerate skin, and recover.

Again, by all means apply the corticosteriod cream initially but for no more than a week. A course of antibiotics is also a good idea (these won't cause or exacerbate RSS) - a few people claiming success (me included) recommend Doxycycline.

Claim your body and restore your dignity. And next time you see your doctor, tell them to spread the word and stop the harm the ignorant and/or apathetic medical fraternity are doing to blokes all around the world.

Mend fast and well lads.

 
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