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10 Reasons Your Balls Itch
There are different reasons that your testicles may itch. It could be from a mixture of dirt and sweat or dry skin but probably the most common reason is irritation of the skin from moisture and chafing from clothing.
This is very common especially if you have been exercising regularly or otherwise sweating, but it can occur at any time. Keeping the affected skin clean and dry, and the application of a moisturizing lotion, should clear things up easily. A fungal infection is another possibility.
Fungal infections of the groin, called tinea cruris or jock itch, are also very common – fungus tends to grow well in moist, dark places, such as the skin of the groin. Symptoms of a fungal infection of the groin include redness of the skin, together with severe itching and flaking; there may also be some odor. Fungal infections can sometimes respond just to skin hygiene and keeping the skin dry; however, many do require anti fungal creams as well in order to be totally cleared up.
But there are several other reasons, serious reasons a man’s testicles will give him trouble. We’ve identified ten serious reason below.
- Fungal infection
- Tinea cruris
- Pubic lice
- Allergy to clothes
- Allergy to soaps/shampoos
- Contact dermatitis
Instead of scratching the affected area, see a doctor to get the correct diagnosis and the appropriate treatment.
To stop the itching, wash your groin daily, and dry the area thoroughly. By keeping it dry, you’re preventing the fungi from multiplying and causing an infection. And it goes without saying but change your underwear regularly. If you don’t wear underwear, consider do so regularly.