Anogenital pruritus is defined as intense itching, acute or chronic, affecting the anal, perianal, perineal and genital skin, which is a dominant problem in the course of various cutaneous and systemic conditions. It is one of the common, extremely annoying symptom for which patients attend the Dermatology Outpatient Department OPD. Anogenital skin is highly sensitive to soaps, perfumes, clothing and superficial trauma and it is more prone for itchy dermatoses as a result of warmth, friction, lack of aeration, sweating and occlusive inner garments. Anogenital pruritus is associated with a wide spectrum of diseases which includes localized infections, infestations, inflammatory dermatoses, allergic and irritant conditions, anorectal diseases, systemic causes, nutritional disorders, psychological and when the cause cannot be found out it is often termed idiopathic. Patients are highly reluctant in consulting the physician for anogenital itch in the early stage, they usually present at a later stage with either atypical manifestations or depigmentation and lichenification, secondary to constant scratching. They often resort to over the counter topical agents, particularly combination products which contain topical steroids.
Why Are My Testicles Itchy?
Scrotal Eczema: Symptoms, Treatment, and More
Many conditions can cause itching in the crotch area. Jock itch is a fungal infection also known as tinea cruris. Scrotal eczema is also a possible cause of itching for many men. Eczema, or dermatitis , is a term that encompasses a few skin conditions. Areas of skin that are either dry and scaly, or moist and inflamed characterize the condition. Eczema is common in children, but people of all ages can develop it.
Sweating in your groin area after walking around during the day can cause your testicles to itch more than usual. Even just not bathing for a few days can make them itch until you get cleaned up. But other physical and medical conditions can also cause your testicles to get itchy. Some of these conditions may require you to talk to your doctor about a treatment plan or medication in order to take care of the source of the itch. Dry skin around your genital area is common if you walk around in dry heat.
There are many causes of the itch down there, but it is not advisable to use over-the-counter creams without a proper medical diagnosis. But more often than not, the cause of your testicular itching can be easily treated. What is commonly affected by an itchy rash is the skin of the scrotal sac and the groin. The pubic area, the shaft of the penis and the tip of the penis are less commonly affected. Sometimes, there might be a red rash with scaly edges, which usually starts in the folds of the skin and spreads from there.