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I have scrotum itching almost exclusively at night while in…

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I have scrotum itching...

I have scrotum itching almost exclusively at night while in bed; rarely during the day. I also frequently have loose bowel movements, and occasional diarrhea once a day. I suspect the two are related. I have been on the same diet for years, so I am puzzled.because I do eat a lot of vegetables.

Doctor's Assistant: Can you tell me about all the symptoms you've noticed (e.g. itching, rash, new birthmarks or moles)?

Aside from itching none of the above

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I am 85 years old; live alone, have hypertension and bph, both of which are controlled with medication; otherwise in excellent health, both physically and mentallyi

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 7 months ago
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Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 7 months ago

Any rash to your scrotum?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
don't think so
Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 7 months ago

Is it only the scrotum that itches and nowhere else on your body?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
the skin looks a little red but not noticeably different from normal
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
only the scrotum, and almost exclusively at night when I am in bed
Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 7 months ago

Well I don't think all this is related

The scrotal issue sounds like a possible eczema or fungal issue and for now I'd suggest you try some benadryl or Claritin at night along with topical Caladryl lotion

As for the loose stools and diarrhea that might be irritable bowel syndrome and you should let you doctor check that out

Please let me know if you need any more information

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