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I have been told I have Burning red Scrotum and have been

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Hi Pearl,I have been told I have Burning red Scrotum and have been using Amitriptyline to try to relieve the symptoms but it is pretty uncomfortable especially in the summer months,I was wondering if you had any suggestions as to what I could use instead for better results.
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Customer: Well,unfortunately I'm on a few other medications at the moment as I suffer from Epilepsy and have suffered from a couple of DVT'S in the past,they are Tegretol,topiramate,perampanel and Warfarin which I have to take daily.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.

Do you have any pictures that you could attach here for me to see.

Please let me know.


Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


Red scrotum syndrome as a diagnosis requires that fungal infection and other causes are ruled out.

One aspect of treatment is to not put anything on the scrotum that is not called for, especially not steroid creams.

If this is considered in the vein of neuropathy, gabapentin and lyrica can be considere. However, as you know, drug interactions can be problematic.

If you look at these case histories, you will see that the preferred treatements are

1. oral doxyciline.

2. Gabapentin.

See this link, which also has pictures.

I am a double board certified clinical doctor and I have treated this extensively.

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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

I am looking forward to your response.

Kindest regards