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Question: itchy discoloration around scrotum


 idontknow - Sun Jan 08, 2006 9:15 am

i have a brownish discoloration around my scrotum on the inner leg it itches sometimes i have had it for about a year. do you have an idea of what this might be and how to get rid of it?
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:45 pm

User avatar Hello,

Friction and fungus are the two main causes of these symptoms.

Skin rubbing against skin generates heat and sweat, they in turn lead to , redness and , painful itchy patches.
Obese and active people are more susceptible.
The itch may progress into inflammation and becomes more complicated.

If caused by fungus, the itch and redness will be more gradually. In such cases, the patches of scaly skin will have defined, ring-like borders—hence the medical name Tinea cruris, or ringworm of the groin.

Fungus-caused jock itch predominates in the summer.

Direct clinical examination is essential.

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