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Itching Near Sides of Scrotum - Accompanied by foul smell

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Old 01-20-2009, 08:37 AM   #1
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Talking Itching Near Sides of Scrotum - Accompanied by foul smell

Hello members
I am suffering from this condition for more than 2-3 years now.
The skin fold between my scrotum and thighs were very itchy when it started.
my scrotum is not itching but the bolds between the thighs and scrotum
I consulted a doctor for the problem and applied a cream for few months.
Nothing improved. The itching seemed to stop but the skin grew dark with few reddish spots and has a scaly texture.
The itching would reoccur regularly especially after I return from college.
Now I am getting foul smell from that area.
there is also a small amount of sweat(smelly) from that area.
Its paining when I walk
What is this condition called.?
Is this curable ?

Will I be able to get rid of the dark/textured skin ?
I am 20 and 've never had any sexual interchange.

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Old 01-21-2009, 07:36 AM   #2
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Re: Itching Near Sides of Scrotum - Accompanied by foul smell

Sometimes doctors prescribe a treatment for what they assume the condition to be. They're frequently wrong and the condition improves for a while and then bounces back. It would be best to go back to your doctor and ask him to refer you to a dermatologist. The derm would probably take a swab of the offending area for analysis so that the exact nature of the condition can be determined. An appropriate treatment would then be prescribed. It's impossible to say whether the discoloration will go but the dermatologist will tell you that.
The chances are that you have more than one thing going on there such as a combination of bacterial and fungal infection. While waiting to see a derm, you could try asking at the pharmacy for a medicated soap. The best is polyvidone iodine but I am not sure if that is available over the counter.

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Re: Itching Near Sides of Scrotum - Accompanied by foul smell

have them check for gardnerella.

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