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Persistent anogenital Pruritus

I am a 16 year old boy who has had chronic anogenital Pruritus for around 2 years. There is no rash in the area and everything seems completely normal. I have seen 2 specialists and 1 private specialist and have been giving many treatments eg fungal creams, eczema creams, antihistamines, moisturisers, tacrolimus. The only thing that seems to have worked is topical capsaicin but this is only effective for the itching around my anus and does not help my scrotal itching. I go through phases where the itching is not as bad (this usually coincides with the skin being softer). I also wear cotton boxers and avoid irritants eg soaps. If anyone has any advice it would be greatly appreciated as this is taking quite a heavy toll on my day to day life.
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Hello and welcome to the forum. For our readers, anogenital pruritus is a technical term for very intense itching in that area.  We're sorry you have this and have for the past two years.  You've been diagnosed I take it.  It's important to continue to work with your doctors as they are your best line of information for how it pertains to you.  But we are sorry to hear this is an ongoing situation.  Here's an overview.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4866230/  I'm surprised antihistamines have not worked or perhaps they ultimately have but it is hard to track. Do you consistently take one? I hope they continue to strive to find the underlying reason this is happening.  That will help know how to prevent it.  It's important to note the role hygiene plays as well and you want to make sure you are very good about that aspect.  
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Hi, thank you for the overview. I never knew Gabapentin or  antidepressants can be used to treat chronic itching. Do you think I should suggest Gabapentin to my doctor?
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