For the past several months I've noticed a strange, pungent odor coming from my groin area. It seems to be coming not from the leg fold, but from further back behind the scrotum. It doesn't smell like the sweat odor you would associate with underarm body odor, but more musty. After working all day, the smell transfers to whatever underwear I'd been wearing on that day.
I am overweight, but I shower regularly (typically twice a day) and have tried everything to get rid of it. So far I've had the best success with Gold Bond powder, although after several hours the smell returns. I also did a full course of jock itch medication on the off chance that could be the culprit, but I didn't seem to get any use from that.
As far as I can tell, I have no visible rash, although there is sometimes severe irritation down there (testicles sticking, profuse sweating, etc.), but is usually isn't persistent and goes away on it's own.
I'm really at a loss for answers. I've tried everything I can think of.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.