How to treat scrotal itching

Itching in the male genital area can be caused by a number of things, including fungal infection and general irritation. It may be embarrassing to talk about, but face the facts: rash, irritation, infection and other problems can occur on any area of the body, even the ones we don't always want to talk about.

If you are experiencing itching in the scrotal area of the groin, there are a few methods by which you can treat this uncomfortable itch.

Wear loosefitting cotton underwear when you experience scrotal itching. This type of undergarment will increase ventilation in the groin area, which will prevent the growth of fungal infections. This alone may alleviate the itch.

Purchase an over-the-counter 1 per cent hydrocortisone cream from a pharmacy or grocery store.

Apply the cream twice per day to the affected area; continue for at least 10 days, or until the itch is completely gone.

Bathe at least once per day, and always after activities that involve a lot of sweating. Dry the scrotal area well before getting dressed.