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Old 01-18-2010, 12:19 PM   #1
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Itchy penis and inner thighs


For over 2 days now I've had an extreme itch on my penis, scrotum and inner thighs. My foreskin is slightly inflamed and the shaft of my penis is slightly red. I also have a rash on my inner thighs made of large red patches and a few lumps. In the past few hours the area between my fingers has become itchy as well with light patches of heat rash-ish dots. My lips also seem to be numb and are are very dry. These could obviously be coincidences but I thought they were worth mentioning.

I doubt I have a bacterial infection as I'm on long term prescriptions for two antibiotics: rifampicin and clarithromycin. I've been on these for months due to severe acne that I have (bad reaction to prednisolone therefore I have to go for the less used treatments). And I'm very hygienic.

And I'm not worried about STI's because I'm a virgin.

I'm not overly worried at the moment but I thought it was better to post something now rather than wait until it gets really bad. And obviously if it does get really bad I'll go see a doctor.

Any ideas?


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Old 01-18-2010, 04:00 PM   #2
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Re: Itchy penis and inner thighs

Well I haven't changed my diet lately and I've never had these symptoms before so I don't think it can be MSG.

And my acne is one of rarest types you can get so I'm seeing essentially the best acne doctor in the world in London (good old NHS ). He settled on this treatment after loads of other stuff, because I reacted badly to prednisolone/rocketin. I've actually done a hell of a lot of research on the subject and there's been no scientific link between diet and acne, let alone good bacteria etc.

Thanks for the help anyway mate, much appreciated.

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Re: Itchy penis and inner thighs

while not common like for women, men can get yeast imbalances as well. The antibiotics may have given you a yeast imbalance, which would explain the itching. You could also be having an alergic reaction to your antibiotics. You should talk to the prescribing doctor, I think.

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