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I recently developed a rash that is exactly like jock itch in appearence and symptoms (raw, red itchy skin) but it is not in the traditional jock itch areas--some is at base of the penis, some on the scrotum and some on the penis itself. Supposedly jock itch doesn't affect the penis, and tinactin hasn't been effective. Anybody got a handle on what this could be? Contagious?
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replied May 24th, 2006
Re: Penis And Scrotum Rash
challenger wrote:
i recently developed a rash that is exactly like jock itch in appearence and symptoms (raw, red itchy skin) but it is not in the traditional jock itch areas--some is at base of the penis, some on the scrotum and some on the penis itself. Supposedly jock itch doesn't affect the penis, and tinactin hasn't been effective. Anybody got a handle on what this could be? Contagious?




i am not a doctor or anything but I think I had the same kind of problem with red itchy skin at the base of the penis, scrotum and my doctor told me that what I had did not look like it was contagious and it could be just from rubbing it or some kind of irritation. But just to be sure you should talk to your doctor.
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replied June 27th, 2006
It might be groin psoriasis.
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replied September 8th, 2006
Does This Decribe Your Problem?
Male yeast infection

this ain't gonna be a pretty subject, because the male yeast infection affects a very unique part of the male anatomy.
It's also called candida balanitis, which literally means inflammation of the glans penis, and the glans is the vascular body at the apex of the penis.
Diagnosis needs to be made by a very experienced clinician, because there are other sexually transmitted diseases to differentiate it from, and it can mimic other conditions.
This is more likely to happen if you have phimosis, which means the prepuce (foreskin) can't be drawn back to uncover the glans. If you've had a circumcision, it's much less likely you'll get a yeast infection.
The treatment doesn't involve drugs- you have to keep your glans clean and dry, rather than applying medication. Intercourse should be avoided in acute attacks because moisture and trauma make the male yeast infection worse.
Some men find that the morning after sex, their glans is inflamed. This may occur because of moisture under the foreskin overnight rather transmission of bacteria, fungus, or viruses. Wash and dry the glans after intercourse and oral sex.
Always retract your foreskin during urination.
If you can't get rid of the yeast infection by keeping it clean and dry, you'll need a circumcision. No biggie- in the bible, the jews did that before a big battle and they won big time.

Yeast infections can be helped with pro biotic capsuals.
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replied September 8th, 2006
My husband has the same thing as you, we are not sure that it is a yeast infaction. But we are going to the doctors to find out.

He has suffered with this problem for about 3 and a half years and we just keep getting told that it is just a fungle infection & he gets creams which make it worse.
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replied April 6th, 2009
itchy scrotum
I have the same rash and have had it for sometime. Treating with Hydrocortisone cream helps, but oftentimes I wake-up to a terrific itch during the night. I mentioned it to my mom and she gave me a tube of what she had used for a yeast infection and I did notice that it seemed to get better, but then came back with a vengence. My guess is yeast, but I did not have anything strong enough to tackle it. I hate to go to the dermatologist with a crotch problem, but, such is life, I will make the appointment. I bet he can prescribe something to end the torment.
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replied May 7th, 2009
annoyed
i have a rash on my scrotum that slowly went to my penis and it is the most itchy mofo ever its not under the foreskin just on the penis no lumps or spots just red skin ..ive had it before and after using powders to kill it it eventually went and flaked off sounds F*%*$N gross but its treue does anybody know what ive got ,,,, p.s its on my scrotum and along the base of my penis up to the near top but not on the head!
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replied May 23rd, 2009
Red rash
Well as above , between the legs, moved towards my dick , , shaved ( no result ; good or bad ), used every thing for dry / wet rash problems.

Never been much of an itching problem , but what is it ?

Red, , flaky with age, but only red when new; we all seem to have it ; docs don't seem to know.

What are you doing to manage.
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replied June 10th, 2009
I to have this SHITTT and whats wierd is no one seems to have a cure. I did baby lotion once and it went away. i am trying jock itch med now since i also have what seems to be a incurable athletes foot. i think it came from that slipping on the underwear before the socks.

anyway this must be a new pandemic we are all in and do not know it yet.

This Sucks
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replied October 2nd, 2009
I have an itch in between the penis and scrotum at the base of the shaft and i tend to scratch it till it bleeds and scabs. affected skin peels off when dry. It only occurs on the left side and goes away for a couple of days then comes back again. Been using different creams and powders to make it go away when it occurs. If i use a steroidal cream, it goes away then comes back. It itches at night sometimes but i stop myself from scratching. Occurs less when i trim my pubic hairs... I have been having this problem for around 5-8 years already.

Am deeply puzzled to what this is and how to get rid of it permanently? can anyone help? i hope its not some form of STD... Sad
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replied November 4th, 2009
what? ME TOO
I've got the same stuff but it occurs out of the blue, it starts off red and itchy and then gets flaky and falls off. It comes and goes been having it for years. I am STD free I know this because I've been to the doctor and got tested for everything. But this itchy balls things is annoying and it always happens at the worst possible time. I feel like its a sensitivity to something but I don't know what. But its definitely the same thing you guys are talking about.
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replied November 16th, 2009
ive read all of your symptoms and stories, and we all have the same thing. i did some extensive research on it, and very sure that we have a MALE YEAST INFECTION! i didnt even know we could get that. you can get it if you had sex with someone who had one. you can treat it with monistat cream (female yeast infection product), i used my girlfriends cream, and it seems to be working, also lotrimin has the same ingridient. be sure to get the CREAM version though, i had used the spray and no results. appearantly me and my girlfriend have been giving it back and fourth to eachother. keep it dry (powder) and stay away from sugar and carbs (they feed the yeast). woo! hopefully this is it.

***on a side note, i found out that certain spermicides can make you vulnerable to yeast infections, before this started, i used a spermicidal condom during sex. im pretty sure it started something. so beware!

here are some very helpful links:


https://www.msu.edu/~eisthen/yeast/men.htm l

http://www.yeastinfectionadvisor.com/penis yeastinfection.html

good luck!
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replied January 3rd, 2010
edgedancer-
your confidence makes me feel better, but all of the links suggest that the yeast infection is on the penis. are you saying that your penis is where you were getting the rash? Seems most of the guys here, me included, have the issue on our testicles.
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replied January 25th, 2010
My boyfriend has dry flaky skin on the top of the shaft of his penis. Then, if he raises his penis up at the bottom, where it connects to his balls, he has a dampness. It's almost like sweat. He went to the clinic and they said it was no s.t.d. They told him to use a milder soap and try using a cream, but they could not tell him what it was... It does not look anything like jock itch or a yeast infection.It has been there for about 6 months. Can anyone help?
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replied February 17th, 2010
Same thing here. We need an answer.
Same thing.
Started on my penis. Red, sensitive skin. As if it had been rubbed over and over and was raw. Though that wasnt the case. After age, it dried and flaked. But then came back. Then spread up my penis and on both sides of my scrotum. The skin is shiny, like it has a surface growth of something on it. But it all looks normal, just red and shiny and if you mess with it, it will break and bleed. I tried baby powder, alcohol... still, my penis goes between red and sore, and dried flaky wound-healing phases. And it just spread to the sides of my scrotum. Also my palms have weird, constricted skin. Red and flaky. Some fingers get pruny looking. Anyone else get something on their palms? If anyone figures this out, please let us know!
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replied February 17th, 2010
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Hey there
I have been reading some of the posts on here and I suggest that you consult a specialist dermatologist they will be able to help you.Good luck
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replied March 9th, 2010
Same thing.
in my case for more than just a few years the same problems , gets temporarily better with vaseline or betnovate N but comes back soon after,
I am a male 29 years old. Its been more than 5 years since I had a skin disease on my genital area. I have tried various medicines like betnovate N cream for 6 consecutive months but eventually as soon as i stop using the cream the problem returns. It seems to rotate in cycles of recovery, most of the skin is ok then a few days later the skin will start to itch sore redness (sometimes very very sore) and then scales of skin will start exfoliating and if i dont let it peal off on its own i do end up with raw hurt skin. Afterwards minor scales and healing skin looks like as a skin of very old person with somewhat wrinkled appearance on glans which may recover for sometime or start developing in to scales of skin again which starts breaking and pealing off leaving very sore tender skin underneath. I have seen vaseline use also masks the problem for a few weeks atleast. I had no sexual contact ever so it may not be a STD. Its been years and years and I am fedup with the problem which never resolves completely. I will greatly appreciate if you can be of any help.
Thank you.
just as in the post above/previous post, but it doesnt effect any other part of my body, ;
''Started on my penis. Red, sensitive skin. As if it had been rubbed over and over and was raw. Though that wasnt the case. After age, it dried and flaked. But then came back. Then spread up my penis and on both sides of my scrotum. The skin is shiny, like it has a surface growth of something on it. But it all looks normal, just red and shiny and if you mess with it, it will break and bleed. I tried baby powder, alcohol... still, my penis goes between red and sore, and dried flaky wound-healing phases. And it just spread to the sides of my scrotum. Also my palms have weird, constricted skin. Red and flaky. Some fingers get pruny looking. Anyone else get something on their palms?''
To my question a Dr Replied,

Hi,

Welcome to the ehealthforum. Without examination I cannot confirm a diagnosis but it looks like eczema skin. Eczema is characterized by itchy, red and flaky rashes. Wash the areas several times with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. Other treatment options include antihistaminics like Benadryl or Claritin, topical and oral steroids. But these are available by prescription. So I would suggest you to consult a dermatologist and get it evaluated. Application of good quality moisturizers also helps.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


Now i am not very sure its only eczema, but then i have been told that before by many doctors,
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replied May 4th, 2010
SAME FOR ME
Man im only 14 and this is really annoying i got circumcised when i was 13 but now i dont know how this happened. but its get all flaky and dry and then all red on the inside of the foreskin like all raw. My scrotum is also itchy and gets flaky too. IT ITCHES LIKE F**K!!!. Ive tried vaseline and some other creams but they dont work. Im itching right now FFS!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE HELP!!! Sad
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replied May 10th, 2010
I have the same thing. It started on my scrotum just like a red itchy rash, then with age it dryed over and looked kinda shiny. At that point I could just peal the skin off. I have not had bleeding or anything like that it just flakes off and goes back to the red itchy rash.Also it has started to move up the under side of my penis. But I had athleats foot first and I thougt maybe its just jock itch. but I found out that joke itch dose not affect the scrotum or penis. I dont think its an STD cause I have not had sex with anyone. I have tryed all kinds of creams and sprays and nothing works. I am suprised that so many people have the same problem and yet no one has been able to give a better answer then eczema witch I have a hard time beliving thats what it is.
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replied June 7th, 2010
Penis, Genital rash, redness, dryness
I have similar symptoms. Started as a itchy,red,raw rash on my thighs in the folds. Thought it was caused by chafing caused by loose boxer shorts. Didn't go away, so I tried o.t.c. fungal/jock itch medication. After 2 weeks it disappeared. Then I noticed my penis head (I'm circumcized) was developing a redness type rash, and dryness, mostly on one spot. Also, a similar redness/rash developed on a spot at the base of the penis, and a little along the side of the shaft. I applied moisturizers, petroleum jelly, etc., and it disappeared after 2-3 weeks. Month later it started again on my penis and testicles (not the thighs) and also my taint. This time it was itchier. I tried bacitracin and hydrocortisone cream thinking it may be some kind of bacterial skin infection. It made it worse. I stopped and now for the past 3 days have been treated it like a fungal infection, using lamisil cream and spray. The spray badly dryed out and cracked the skin of my penis head and testicles, but did stop the itch. I've switched to the cream only. Right now my penis head is extremely raw and sensitive, but this may be partially due to ittitation from the alcohol lamisil spray.

I'm 35 and never had anything like this before. 2 things:

1) I believe there is a connection between my using medicated powder down there after showering. The 1st time this condition showed up was 2 days after using medicated powder (generic gold bond). I noticed after 1 day the powder seemed to be causing a severe dryness and stopped using it.

2) I have during this same time frame developed a patch of seborrheic dermatitis on the side of my forehead, along the hairline. I still have it, but it is slowly fading and I'm treating it with dandruff shampoo. I had it, same spot, a few years ago, and a prescription of protopic ointment completely cleared it up in 48 hrs.

Maybe the penis,genital redness-dryness-rash is some kind of eczema, or even psoriasis.....but I tend to think it's a fungal infection.
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