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I have red scrotal syndrome...
I have red scrotal syndrome, and have taken Doxyclycline for 3 weeks, I have used fungal powder, and fungal creams. So far the red burning sensation has not subsided.
I bought 100 grams of tannic acid powder, but don't know how much water to put with it for the soaks that has been recommended. This is a very painful problem and I need some help.
Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: vakularen, Doctor (other than dermatologist) replied 8 months ago
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HELLO,I am Dr. Aren and I will help with your query.Red Scrotal Syndrome (RSS) usually occurs in elderly people,is accompanied by tingling and burning.It can be secondary to Contact Dermatitis/excessive use of steroid creams or other similar skin disorders,STDs,local bacterial or fungal infections,Wearing undergarments may aggravate the itching/burning,.It would be prudent to Get a Dermatological opinion ,be investigated and treated.Avoiding soaps/antseptic washes/tight fitting underwears/steroid cream and OTC creams locally .Use of Gabapentin,low dose tricyclic antidepressants like Amitriplyline,local soothing agents with menthol and calamine may help.Use of pregabalin/gabapentin and cold compresses will really help.Use of Tacrolimus/Pimecrulimus will also help.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
It was suggested in one study that Tannic acid soaks would help. I bought a bottle of Tannic acid powder , 100 grams it says on the bottle. How much water do I put with that for a proper solution for the soaks.???
Dermatologist: vakularen, Doctor (other than dermatologist) replied 8 months ago

Soaks for the body and hand will be 90%water and 10%tannic acid.For the scrotum which is more sensitive,Iwould suggest using 5% powder and 95 % water to start with.If you are not satisfied with the results you can increase the powder content gradually till you reach 10%.

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