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Murrieta, CA
A 24-year-old male asked:

my scrotum skin itches intensely and when scratched peels and cracks very easily all over .the flakes look like shedded snake skin. is this an std?

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Dr. John Despain
Dermatology 37 years experience
No: Not an std but treatable by your local derm. Look up lichen simplex chronicus.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 25 years experience
Scrotal dermatitis: This doesn't sound like an std but perhaps a scrotal dermatitis. If you are applying something to this area i tis possible that you have developed a reaction to it. Due to differences in the scrotal skin compared to the adjacent thighs one doesn't see fungal infection there. Seeing a dermatologist should help clarify the answer and best recommend treatment.

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