What are the causes and treatment for itchy testicles?

Causes and treatment for itchy testicles

Causes and treatment for itchy testicles

Itchy testicles are the itchiness created in the groin area in various forms. The itchiness could be caused due to various viral, fungal, and bacterial attacks. When the skin covering the groin area is subjected to various infections, the skin develops different disturbances in the form of redness, swelling, rashes, bumps, pimples, etc. These conditions irritate the person to an epic embarrassment. The irritated person becomes out of control and scratches the place with immense energy. The friction developed between the fingernails, the jeans textile, underwear, and the skin lead to excessive heat that could rupture the skin pigment.

In layman's terms, itchy testicles are simply the coexistence of itchy balls, itchy penis, and itchy thighs.

Itchy Testicles also called Jock itch or tinea cruris is a fungal infection in the region of the groin area or the skin space surrounding the genitalia. The skin becomes reddish, dry, and flaky with an unusual odor and irritating itch observed.

Causes of Itchy Testicles


The moisture that builds up in the groin area due to sweating can lead to bacterial growth, skin irritation, itch, and genital odor. 

Enclosed Groin Area

The ruptured skin pigment when reacted to the excessive sweat formed in the enclosed groin area, the natural dirt and bacteria formed from the soiled skin, leads to adverse effects, making either the existed rashes or bumps become big enough to spoil the whole groin area or the existed rashes or bumps go deep into the skin layer damaging the whole penile flesh.

Dead Skin Cells

Any dead skin cells or the damaged skin cells engage to the same existing place, fossils in the long run and decompose there itself. This decomposition makes the skin fragile and delicate and the normal skin unhygienic conditions also hurt the most. The skin becomes so sensitive that normal touch also makes the skin layer break out and bleed. This is the worst of the case, leading to the removal of the total groin parts.


Chafing happens when two thighs rub each other. The skin around the thigh and groin area contact each other with a certain force and friction. This rub results in redness, skin burns, and itches. Chafing occurs for someone who is involved in running and walking activities. During the same time, the underwear sharp cuts may also cut the skin covering the thighs and groin.


Penis scabies which is also referred to as genital scabies is the formation of skin rashes in and around the penis tubular body due to the burrowing mite called Sarcoptes Scabies. 

The outlook of Scabies infested skin conditions is way similar to bacterial and fungal skin infections. Dark red or brown-red skin pigments appear. Minute pimple-like rashes formed densely over a small space look weird.

This skin disease is highly contagious and controlled only under hygienic conditions.


Balanitis is a skin disorder groped on the foreskin or head of the penis due to infection or mishandling. Inflammation is the main reason to get balanitis on the penis. Inflammation is the general body's biological response to damaged tissues and cells, issues caused due to aging of tissues, etc.

The damaged skin corresponding to the penis forehead would get in contact with the scrotum, infecting the latter, too.  


STIs are an abbreviation for Sexually Transmitted Infections. The same diseases can be considered as Sexually Transmitted Infections which are abbreviated as STIs. STDs or STIs are diseases or infections transmitted through sexual contact, developed by shared bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Trichomoniasis, Scabies, Chancroid, Public lice, Molluscum Contagiosum, Lymphogranuloma Venereum, Gonorrhoea, Chlamydia, Genital Herpes, HIV/AIDS are the various skin disorders transmitted through Sex. These diseases on transmission occupy the groin area damaging all its parts.

Unhygienic conditions

Irregular bathing, negligence towards neatness, wearing unwashed clothes, wearing wet clothes, etc can lead to the birth of bacteria and fungus on the skin related to the groin area. Once born, infection on the same negligence grows faster into various skin diseases.

Treatment for itchy testicles 

Staying hygienic is the first most preventive way to itchy testicles. Bathing regularly and washing the genitals with special care would prevent the chances of infections. Clean the watered groin parts with a fresh towel after bath to remove moisture drying on the groin area.

Avoid alcohol and smoking to prevent inflammation in the scrotum. The inflammation during infections worsens the skin conditions.

Once infected, consulting a dermatologist immediately is the best suggestion. He would treat the skin just with medications. If the infection is deep-rooted, he would clear the condition with surgery.

Anti-itch cream is another common way to soothe itchy skin. Get an anti-itch cream that contains at least 1 percent hydrocortisone. This drug inhibits inflammatory responses in the body and can control the infection-affected cells.

There are homeopathic remedies to treat male genital organs. There is a natural medicine prepared from the plant Caladium seguinum also known as Arum seguinum. It belongs to the family Araceae. It works well in cases of itching on the scrotum with eruptions.

Neem, Lemon, and Aloe Vera are best suggested through ayurvedic nature to cure skin ruptures. Even though the application feels painful, they provide worthwhile solutions. 

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