You don't have fungus. You have eczema. Use 1% hydrocortisone twice a day while you arrange to see a dermatologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Your respondent Dan has something different from you.
Check out red scrotum syndrome on the net. You will get to health boards mens health. You will find a list of 50 guys including myself that suffer from the same problem. Dr Rockoff will tell you it's eczema, but it will not respond to any medication and actually gets worse with cortisone. I had the problem for seven months. Four derms later no answer. Eczema affects 2 to 3 percent of adults. If this is eczema its an epidemic and is affecting a lot of men all at the same time. I never had skin problems and at 43 I develop chronic eczema, just in one location.
I talked with people that have eczema down there and they all said that cortisone clears it up quickly. I have had multiple prescription cortisones and none of them work.
Thanks, I've looked into RSS before but it's on my penis as well. Also, my scrotum is not red and doesn't really itch (only the first night the fungus seemed to spread). Now it's more or less just sticky and looks kind of glossy in the right lighting.
Fungus doesn't affect the scrotum or penis. Just the leg creases and back of scrotum. My scrotum was sticky for about a month before it turned red. The skin was so sticky after a shower that I could pull the skin up just by touching it.
If you used prescription fungal creams and they didn't resolve the problem. Then it probably isn't fungal. Try hydro cortisone ointment.
Perhaps this will help the doctor diagnose me.
* When I was younger and periodically throughout my life I've had a red line run down the underside of my penis. This only occurred when I was in hot weather and always cleared up in a few days after wearing shorts etc.
* Over 1 year ago a doctor prescribed to me Tretinoin Cream .1% for use on a small genital wart. I realize now that he gave me the wrong treatment, however that's beside the point. Upon putting the treatment on the small area on the underside of my penis a day or two later the skin began peeling RIGHT where my fungus line is today. It also spread all the way down to the testicles and it burned and peeled the skin there.
I highly doubt this is a coincidence and I'm starting to think the chronic fungus or whatever I have gets terribly irritated by steroid type creams. That eventually cleared up.
Then during the summer the fungus came back and has stayed ever since.
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