Itching of the genitals and in the perineum in men


Table of contents

  • Causes of itching in intimate zones
  • Itching in the perineum - the action of parasites and infection
  • Treatment of itching manifestations
  • Diseases that cause itching in the intimate area
  • Treatment of diseases that cause itching on the genitals

Each adolescent or adult man may experience unusual changes in skin condition or sensation in intimate places. These include the itching of the genital organs in the perineum and anus. In addition to causing discomfort, these symptoms cause anxiety, anxiety and fear to see a doctor. At once to tell about a problem even close people will not be solved by everyone.

Causes of itching in intimate zones

Elementary uncleanliness, the inability to regularly take a bath or use a shower can be the most common cause of itching. To his appearance leads to wearing a close and made of substandard synthetic materials underwear. In this case, in hot weather, increased sweating causes skin irritation.

Can exhibit aggression against the skin in the perineum in men and the chemical constituents of some hygiene products. Itching of the testes and groin in adolescents occurs during puberty due to the growth of hair in these areas. This is the safest cause of the phenomenon.

Meanwhile, the itching of male genital organs can appear not only because of non-compliance with hygiene, but also as a symptom of quite serious diseases. Do not immediately think about the venereal origin of the problem.In most cases, the itching in the perineum is only a sign of the existing disease, but not an independent disease.Discomfort in these parts of the body can be formed with insufficient kidney function, impaired liver function, allergic phenomena and some other body dysfunctions.


Considering the symptoms from a medical point of view, it is necessary to distinguish the main groups of factors that cause genital itching in the perineum:

  • external influences of the environment on the genitourinary system: inadequate hygiene, infections, parasites;
  • allergic reactions;
  • stress, negative emotional stress;
  • pathological processes in the body systems (in the sexual and other spheres).

Depending on the type of the disease, itching can be affected by the testicles (scrotum), the glans penis, the anus area.

Itching in the perineum - the action of parasites and infection

Itching of the genital organs most often occurs when the infection enters the genitourinary system of a man. Common diseases are chlamydia, ureaplasmosis, candidiasis. It is scratched in intimate places usually after sexual intercourse, taking a shower or bath. Itching at night. There is a burning sensation during ejaculation, itching under the testicles, redness and rash. There are discharges from the urethra.

Itching of male genital organs can occur when you are infected with scabies, especially if it happened during intercourse. Scabies mite usually affects areas of the skin on the hands and feet, but can also live around intimate zones.

Sexually transmitted infections include genital herpes, which causes itching in the perineum, watery rashes and painful sensations. Vesicles can develop on the penis, scrotum, in the anus. Penetrating into the genitourinary system with unprotected intercourse, the herpes virus of some types remains in the body for life. It is activated with certain diseases, weakening of the immune system, stresses, hypothermia of the body.


Irritation of the anus is a symptom of helminthic invasion. Certain types of helminths due to the peculiarity of their life cycle can affect this region periodically. Itching appears for 3-4 days, it becomes stronger at night and disappears for 3-4 weeks. Then the symptoms manifest themselves again.

Pubic pediculosis (fthiracy) can manifest only a month after infection. The characteristic itching in the pubic region and on the testicles in men is accompanied by the appearance of traces of bites and rashes.

Fungal diseases cause itching in the perineum, especially on the scrotum and in the inguinal folds. There are specific rashes. Infection occurs when the skin of a man scales the dermis of the carrier. This can happen when using a common towel, bed linen, clothes.

Often a strong itch of the genital organs in men is manifested with balanoposthitis. The disease is associated with infection of microflora, penetration of streptococci and staphylococci. Infrequent foreskin and glans penis, difficulty urinating. When emptying the bladder, pain and burning sensation is felt.

Treatment of itching manifestations

If the causes of itching in the intimate areas are hygienic, you should take a shower at least 2 times a day. It is necessary to use detergents with a neutral pH value. They should not contain dyes, fragrances that can cause allergies.

Underwear should be made of natural materials (cotton, linen) and have a spacious shape. Home clothes should promote the best possible air exchange of the body surface. Soap and shampoo should be used with a little concentration in water. The alkalis and other reagents contained in them can increase the inflammation of the skin.

To wash the itchy skin areas in water, the tablet of furacilin dissolves. A solution of potassium permanganate of low saturation is used (the color is darker than pink). A solution with a large concentration of powder can lead to overdrying of the mucous membrane of the itching surfaces.

Procedures should be taken before bedtime. After washing, place with irritation of the skin is dried by applying a clean wipe. Then itchy areas can be smeared with "Sinaflan" ointment. After the symptoms are removed, the ointment is applied for several more days.

At an allergic itch for procedures it is useful to use herbal infusions of sage, chamomile, oregano, sweet clover. Brewed in, l boiling water grass should be infused within a day. Then the infusion is filtered, before going to bed, lotions are made on the itching areas. Before curing should be abandoned visits to the beach, solarium, swimming pool.

When allergic reactions to certain products (atopic dermatitis) from the daily menu should be excluded fatty, sharp, fried foods. The diet should not include food, in the most frequent cases, causing skin irritation: coffee, alcohol, cheeses, chocolate, etc.

As a rule, if treatment of serious diseases is not required, with simple procedures and hygiene rules, the itching of the genitals can take place within a week.

If the situation does not change, a visit to the doctor is inevitable. After the examination, in the absence of diseases that cause such symptoms in intimate zones, the doctor can prescribe a 1% hydrocortisone ointment. Lubricate the area with this agent for no more than 10 days, applying a thin layer of ointment not more than 3 times a day. Overdose can lead to chemical burns in the crotch.


Diseases that cause itching in the intimate area

A separate group of causes of itching in the perineum include diseases of internal organs and pathologies of the body systems. The emergence of symptoms with itching in the perineum affected people suffering from diabetes. Excess glucose in the body can cause dryness of the entire skin and its irritation in intimate areas. Such manifestations can be detected even before the final diagnosis of diabetes.

With kidney failure, the skin strengthens the excretory functions. Nitrogen compounds released by the skin can cause irritation of some of its areas. The same effect on the skin receptors is caused by bile acids with certain liver diseases.

Itching of the glans penis, arising after sexual relations, may appear due to the high acidity of the partner's vaginal secretion. The described symptoms in the anus can become harbingers of hemorrhoids.

Regular stresses, chronic emotional tension cause aspiration to scratch some parts of the skin, including in the perineum. In this way, the human brain redirects mental stress to mechanical actions.

Treatment of diseases that cause itching on the genitals

If the itching has appeared in places such as the perineum and the male genitalia, you should contact the dermatologist. He will appoint a treatment or refer to specialists of another profile - an allergist, an endocrinologist or gastroenterologist. When you install an accurate diagnosis, you should not do self-treatment. Take medication should be strictly on the advice of the doctor and in the prescribed dosages.

In case of ureaplasma disease, treatment is performed with potent antibacterial drugs that neutralize the causative agent of the infection. Medications are used: "Spiramycin "Doxycycline "Ornidazole etc. Therapy is carried out to strengthen the body's immune system. The course of treatment can last several months.

Chlamydia is also difficult to treat, it is better to conduct it at the initial stage, with its acute course. Antibiotics are prescribed - "Macropen "Clarithromycin "Rulid" and others. Their use can weaken the protective functions of the body, so immunomodulators are prescribed in parallel. To normalize the flora of the intestine, "Mezim "Festal "Panzinorm" are used.

Itching with genital herpes is accompanied by redness and ulceration in the affected areas. For treatment, effective antiviral drugs are used - Foscarnet, Acyclovir, Amiksin, Famciclovir, and others.

Treatment of candidiasis is carried out with both ointments and oral medications - Fluconazole, Natamycin, Isoconazole, Clotrimazole, etc. From scabies mites are eliminated with the help of such medications as "Crotamiton "Lindan" or "Permethrin".


The main difficulty with itching in the perineum is the latency of the symptom (the unknown cause of the phenomenon). If the dermatologist can not establish the diagnosis, it is necessary to undergo a complete examination with other specialists and conduct treatment under the supervision of a doctor.