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I have itchy, scaley skin on my scrotum. I've tried

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I have itchy, scaley skin on my scrotum. I've tried moisturisers, HC45, hydrocortisone, terabinafine hydrochloride, sudocrem and epidermis cream and had limited success but nothing has ever completely cleared it up. Can you suggest anything?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
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Expert:  wieyedoc replied 11 months ago.

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How long has this been going on?

Do you have any other symptoms?

can you upload a picture?

Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?

This is not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. I look forward to helping you.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Good morning,I've had this problem for at least 3 years now.I have attached pictures of both sides of my scrotal sack.I currently have no other symptoms and the condition is not present anywhere else on my body. I previously had a fungal nail infection across almost all of my toenails and also the thumb nail on my right hand. This was successfully treated with an oral medication that I do not recall the name of. The medication had no effect on the scrotal condition which was ongoing at that time also. The nail infection had gone untreated for a number of years and existed prior to the scrotal skin condition.I have also been treated for depression over the last 2 years but in the last 3/4 months I have stopped taking citalopram. The condition existed before that medication and did not change while I was treated.I take lamsoprazol for acid reflux, I previously took omeprazol but this changed while I was being treated for depression due to an interaction with the drugs.The only other medication I currently take is a very infrequent 40mg of propranolol for occasional anxiety attacks.I have an average lifestyle. Im not a gym enthusiast but do try to stay active. I walk around 3 miles most days and play golf at weekends. I'm 5ft 11 and currently weigh around 13.5 stone, which is about the heaviest I've been. My diet is good, mostly fresh cooked and home made meals. I shower and wash thoroughly every day. So I don't believe this is a diet/lifestyle or hygiene problem.I have never seen a doctor about the condition. I am far too embarrassed to do so.
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 11 months ago.

Thank you for that additional information and pictures.

That could be from many causes. The fact that it has been going on for so long is not a good thing.

So. What should you do?

You, really, need to see a dermatologist. After he examines you a biopsy may be necessary.

No need to be embarrassed.....skin is skin to a dermatologist, no matter what it is covering.

Does this make sense to you?

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