U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 34-year-old member asked:

what are the causes of an itchy testicle?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Jock itch rash?: Itching of the scrotum (sac that contains the testicles) can be due to jock itch, which is a fungal skin infection. One can try over-the-counter lotrimin (clotrimazole) af cream twice a day for 2-3 weeks for itching of the scrotum. Any open sores, or any lumps, should be evaluated by a doctor. A persistent itch or persistent rash after using antifungal cream should also be examined by a doctor.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A 21-year-old member asked:

Does the itching of scabies disappear after treatment?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
After a while: The symptoms can persist for a couple weeks after treatment. Sometimes it takes more than one treatment, but even with killing all the bugs, it will take a couple weeks for the rash to resolve.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How will my husband's future fertility be affected after the loss of a testicle?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
No: Men with one testicle should make a normal amount of sperm as long as their pituitary gland functions normally.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Is jock itch contagious?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes, it's contagious: Jock itch is a fungal infection and can spread to other parts of the body or to other people. Treatment is usually with over-the-counter anti-fungal creams. Rashes that don't go away easily, or those that keep returning after treatment, should be evaluated by a doctor. People with diabetes get more fungal infections, and have a harder time getting rid of infections.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is pruritus ani?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Itchy butt: Literally. Causes are typically related to hemorrhoids in adults but in the young , parasitic worm infections can trigger awful nightime anal itch.
CA
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is there a particular bacteria that causes itchiness?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Maybe.: Interesting question. Staphylococcus infection of eczematous skin is certainly associated with increased itchiness. But its not clear if the bacteria increases itchiness or simply exploits the skin injured by scratching to cause a secondary infection.

Related questions

A 53-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 50-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 29-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 31-year-old male asked:
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Jul 18, 2016

People also asked

Related topics

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.