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Why do my private area itch?

Why do my private area itch?

PRIVATE AREA ITCH: How long have you had it? Does anyone else you know have this itch? It could be crabs (crab lice) or, depending where on your private area it is, it could be some allergy to soap or something it's coming in contact with. See your doctor. ...Read more

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An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


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What should I do if my private area itches?

What should I do if my private area itches?

Itch: If your private area itches, see your Family Doc, as there are many causes and we need to make diagnosis before discussing treatment options. If you're female, have white cottage cheese-like vaginal discharge & just recently finished course of antibiotics (often for urinary tract infection), perhaps you have yeast infection which can be treated w/OTC options. Or could be jock itch or bug bites. .. ...Read more

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What do I do to keep my private area clean during a herep outbreak to make heal go by fasted. It itches so bad.?

What do I do to keep my private area clean during a herep outbreak to make heal go by fasted. It itches so bad.?

Oral meds: If you are infected with herpes the best option is an oral antiviral - zovirax, valtrex, (valacyclovir) famvir. Treatment shou, d be 7 days. If attacks are frequent that long term suppressive therapy is needed. ...Read more

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My skin feels like something is crawling my toungue itches and my private area what can this be?

My skin feels like something is crawling my toungue itches and my private area what can this be?

Itching allergy?: The problem with this forum is that it may delay people like you from seeking medical attention. Much more information is needed. You may have a serious allergy to something, could be a medication, food, yeast. If you recently started a new medication I would be worried about an early drug reaction. Talk with your md asap. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your a woman's private area hurts/burns/and itches at times mean? Also some type of discharge occurs I'm askin for my cuz thanx

What does it mean when your a woman's private area hurts/burns/and itches at times mean? Also some type of discharge occurs I'm askin for my cuz thanx

See below: May be yeast "infection" or bacterial vaginosis or other std if she is sexually active. Best to see gyn for exam & appropriate treatment. If std, partner (s) must be treated as well to prevent reinfection. Use protection (safe sex) to prevent contracting std's. ...Read more

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I shaved my private area bald and now I have a smell and it itches like crazy and now there is white spots what does this mean?

I shaved my private area bald and now I have a smell and it itches like crazy and now there is white spots what does this mean?

Fungus or cysts: This could be a fungal infection or cysts. Iw old gently wash, blow dry and try an otc antifungal cream for 5-7 days. If it gets worse or does not improve schedule and appointment with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my private itches what should I do?

What do you suggest if my private itches what should I do?

Several possibilitie: Could be lots of things. Possibly a tinea, (fungus) infection, possibly a reaction to something, possibly a bacterial infection. To start keep the area clean and dry. An antihistamine would help the itch, (both oral and topicals are available) ...Read more

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Recently, my wife complains of feeling pepperish during sexual intercouse and complains of itches arround her private part, what is happening to her?

Recently, my wife complains of feeling pepperish during sexual intercouse and complains of itches arround her private part, what is happening to her?

Yeast infection: She very well may have a yeast infection. She could be expressing less lubrication when aroused and it may be helpful to use additional lube. The word "peppery" is throwing me a bit. ...Read more

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My private hurts why? I've had stuff rub on it before. It itches sometimes. I get pain most when I pee. Its kinda brown on the tips.

My private hurts why? I've had stuff rub on it before. It itches sometimes. I get pain most when I pee. Its kinda brown on the tips.

I: I am assuming you are a male and we are talking about your penis. If this is not correct, please re-post your question. Also please explain what "stuff" you are referring to.
Itching can be a yeast infection (jock itch) or could be secondary to an std (sexually transmitted disease) like crabs. Pain with urination (peeing) can also be a symptom of an std like gonorrhea or chlamydia or may even be caused by a UTI (urinary tract infection). I suggest you see a doctor for this problem for diagnosis and treatment.
Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I've got one small blister like bump at my private parts it itches now and then is it something to worry about?

I've got one small blister like bump at my private parts it itches now and then is it something to worry about?

Yes: Without an exam, I can only give general information and
dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. BUT
can be genital herpes; you would benefit by knowing about it. HSV comes and goes exactly like a cold sore, so the implied chronicity goes against that and a wart or an infected duct are other TREATABLE possibilities. ...Read more

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I was having sex and my private part ripped so now I have a cut what do I do it itches and burns when I pee?

I was having sex and my private part ripped so now I have a cut what do I do it itches and burns when I pee?

Here are some...: How long has this happened? The event of this nature should heal in 2-5 days, and it is ok as long as slowly but surely getting better day by day. If not resolving as usually expected, be checked to assure no unexpected infection. For now, avoid any physical and chemical stimulation but cleansing, drying, and judicious use of topical soothing agents; there is no magic means to instantly rid it.... ...Read more

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I have a light yellow color discharge from my private part and it itches a lot I have no way of paying for a doctor to be seen because I have no job a?

Go to ER: You need to be treated. Do not ignore this. I would find a local free health clinic. If you can't find one go to an urgent care center. This would be cheaper than an er. If these are not alternatives.... Go to the er. ...Read more

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I have few white color spots on my genital area, and it itches, what would that be?

I have few white color spots on my genital area, and it itches, what would that be?

Could be: Lichen sclerosis. In the absence of more details it could also be an std. Rashes are hard to diagnose without a visual, so I would recommend you see your doctor. ...Read more

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There is a red patch on my genital area. It itches and is bothersome. What could it be?

There is a red patch on my genital area. It itches and is bothersome. What could it be?

Need more info: But sounds like it could be a fungal skin infection. See doctor. ...Read more

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For the past four to five days I have been having a weird discomfort feeling in my genital area. It itches when I shower no smell?

Need to be examined: There are several possible conditions. A physical exam, lab study/urinalysis if needed should be arranged. Call your family md or an ob/gyn md. ...Read more

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My genital area is white and dry. It itches a lot and scaly. I put lotrimin (clotrimazole) for about two weeks. It went away, and then came back after like a week.

My genital area is white and dry. It itches a lot and scaly. I put lotrimin (clotrimazole) for about two weeks. It went away, and then came back after like a week.

Continue to treat: Need to treat twice a day until rash gone THEN once a day for one more week to be sure you kill all the fungus. Very common for rash to come back if you stop treatment as soon as rash gone ...Read more

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I have white bumps in the pubic hair at the top of my genital area it itches and turns red what could it be?

Possibly folliculiti: White bumps t the hair follicles of the pubic hair with some surrounding redness may be "folliculitis", or a staph infection in the hair follicles. Depending on the severity it is treated with either topical or oral antibiotics. See your doc to check this out. ...Read more

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Do I have genital herpes?! I have no bumps but my vulva is bright red and itches like crazy. This is the second time since I've had sex.

Do I have genital herpes?! I have no bumps but my vulva is bright red and itches like crazy. This is the second time since I've had sex.

Probably not herpes: Vaginal itching and vulva redness is more likely due to a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, or trichomonasis. Herpes can cause itching but more likely to be painful also. The lesions of herpes are more like blisters or open sores than bumps. The best way to determine what is causing the problem is to have it evaluated by a doctor who can then provide proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have a red rash that itches on my groin. The doc said its shingles but I'm not buying it. I think it's genital herpes? Any advice? What should I do

I have a red rash that itches on my groin. The doc said its shingles but I'm not buying it. I think it's genital herpes? Any advice? What should I do

Both are herpes: Viruses. Herpes zoster (shingles) are almost always on one side in a band like pattern and simplex can be on both sides at the same time if occurring for the first time but if recurrent usually just a small patch. Shingles is uncommon but can occur in a 29 year old. ...Read more

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Genital warts or hemorrhoids? Around my anus it turns purple, and has about two purple bumps/lumps around, it started itching, and now itches more than before. I've noticed when I look in the mirror and push the bumps comes out bigger. How can I know if I

Genital warts or hemorrhoids? Around my anus it turns purple, and has about two purple bumps/lumps around, it started itching, and now itches more than before. I've noticed when I look in the mirror and push the bumps comes out bigger. How can I know if I

This sounds: Like hemorrhoids, either internal and/or external and does not sound like genital warts at all. Caffeine causes the itching and makes you constipated, having to push and thus hemorrhoid symptoms. Eliminate all caffeine and alcohol and drink 80-100 oz fluids per day. See a colorectal surgeon if this does not resolve. ...Read more

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How can you stop itching after shaving your private area?

Folliculitis: Basically, you are describing folliculitis in the groin region. Folliculitis can occur with shaving and is inflammation of the hair follicle due to the trauma of the shaving. See your doctor for topical treatments to use to alleviate this. For now, as a temporary fix, you may use over the counter Cortaid (hydrocortisone) to this area, but do not use for long term use. ...Read more

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I woke up took a shower and then my private area started itching...btw I have fleas in my house bc of animals can u twll me how to stop it?

I woke up took a shower and then my private area started itching...btw I have fleas in my house bc of animals can u twll me how to stop it?

Sounds like: Your house needs to be "bombed"

That is needs an insecticide "bomb" which is let loose in the various rooms where animals are... you AND the animals should leave the house and your personal and the animal's fleas exterminated with safe washes of your hair and body!
Your Primary Care Provider can give you directions/materials for the humans. Your animals should be treated by the Vet!
Good Luck! ...Read more

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M facing bad itching around my private area ans also its surrounded by white patches. It looks very weired to scratch infront of someone, please help me?

M facing bad itching around my private area ans also its surrounded by white patches. It looks very weired to scratch infront of someone, please help me?

Privacy: You may want to find a private place to scratch. Over the counter jock itch creams may solve this problem. You can try that today. You can also schedule a visit with a primary care doc or a dermatologist to evaluate the white patches. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing a lot of seating in my groin area and as a result a lot of itching happens in that area and in my private area? Help

Tinea Cruris: This is likely tinea cruris, known as "jock itch". Increased sweating can lead to an environment where fungal elements that live on our bodies can thrive. Using a daily powder after thoroughly drying the area will help absorb moisture during the day. A topical prescription anti-fungal cream obtained from your dermatologist will clear the rash up. ...Read more

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Something in my house makes me itch like crazy, all over even my private area. Even a guest, started itching all over. We were on my couch air con on.

Anxiety: Itching also arouses itching on another person. However if your house is a/c, one must consider dry skin as an issue. Try applying a moisturizer immediately after bathing to see if this helps. If the itching only occurs on one couch, stay away from it for a few days to see if the itching continues. If no, then the couch needs be fumigated or discarded. ...Read more

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Inside my private area is itching where I pee & white stuff is coming out what does this mean?

Inside my private area is itching where I pee & white stuff is coming out what does this mean?

Fungal vaginitis: White vaginal discharge and itching can occur in fungal vaginitis. Those with that symptom profile should be assessed by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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Have a bad rash in my private area kind of red and rashy around the outer edge tried some itching creams doesn't seem to help?

Have a bad rash in my private area kind of red and rashy around the outer edge tried some itching creams doesn't seem to help?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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There is very itching in my private areas. It become red rashes. I wash regularly, but won't go away. Plz suggest some cream or something.

There is very itching in my private areas. It become red rashes. I wash regularly, but won't go away. Plz suggest some cream or something.

See a physician: If a rash is not improving, then you should see a physician. You don't want to use a cream that may potentially make it worse ...Read more

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Dx 49F suffer from Chronic itching of upper part unilateral triangle shape of private part, in area which skin attach skin at medial border of thigh?

Dx 49F suffer from Chronic itching of upper part unilateral triangle shape of private part, in area which skin attach skin at medial border of thigh?

Biopsy: Since the chronic itching is localized to such a specific area of the body then the first step is to have a doctor visualize the area. After doing an exam they may be able to make a diagnosis. If not then a biopsy of the area can be done to determine what is causing the itching. Then after a diagnosis is made the proper medication can be prescribed to solve the problem. ...Read more

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Treatment for herpe symptoms burning itching bumps on private area?

Treatment for herpe symptoms burning itching bumps on private area?

Antiviral 4 outbreak: If you have been previously diagnosed with genital herpes, an antiviral medication may be prescribed during an outbreak: such as oral valtrex (valacyclovir). If you haven't been diagnosed, further doctor evaluation needs to be performed regardless, to determine if it's a herpes outbreak or a combined genital infection. Herpes can be transmitted between individuals without symptoms. ...Read more

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I used a body wash on my private area and it started itching Monistat helped it I had no discharge or smell could it still be infection?

I used a body wash on my private area and it started itching Monistat helped it I had no discharge or smell could it still be infection?

Low probability: A new soap detergent, body wash, cream etc can sometimes irritate the vagina leading to discomfort. If it gets better with time, its best you avoid those irritants.
With yeast, you may see white discharge, profuse itching. Monistat would help with that
Best wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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I went to the doc today and she thought I had BV infection. But she said the culture is negative. I'm still itching and hurting in private area.?

I went to the doc today and she thought I had BV infection. But she said the culture is negative. I'm still itching and hurting in private area.?

Bacterial vaginosis: There is no culture test for bacterial vaginosis, which is diagnosed by simple tests in the office and microscopic exam of vaginal fluid. BV usually doesn't cause itching or pain; these are more suggestive of a yeast infection. You also should have been checked for STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas). Discuss again with your doctor. ...Read more