An itchy genitalia can be a bothersome and uncomfortable experience for men. According to Healthline - Here are some possible causes of an itchy genitalia and how to treat them:
Yeast infection: A yeast infection can cause itching, redness, and discharge. Men can get yeast infections from having intimacy with a partner who has a yeast infection, using antibiotics or steroids, or having a weakened immune system. Treatment involves antifungal medication, which can be applied topically or taken orally.
Contact dermatitis: This condition occurs when the skin of the genitalia comes into contact with an irritant or an allergen. Common irritants include harsh soaps, perfumes, and laundry detergents. Treatment involves avoiding the irritant and using a mild, fragrance-free soap and moisturizer.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs): STIs such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and genital herpes can cause itching and other symptoms. Treatment depends on the specific infection and may involve antibiotics or antiviral medication.
Pubic lice: Also known as crabs, pubic lice are tiny insects that live in pubic hair and can cause intense itching. Treatment involves using an over-the-counter or prescription lotion that kills the lice.
Dry skin: Dry skin on the genitalia can cause itching and discomfort. Treatment involves using a moisturizing lotion or cream to keep the skin hydrated.
It is important to see a healthcare provider if you have persistent or severe symptoms, as some conditions require medical treatment. Additionally, practicing good hygiene, using protection during intimate activity, and avoiding irritants can help prevent itchy genitalia.
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