Itching At Night

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    Mar 26, 2012 3:27 AM GMT
    Hopefully this thread doesn't turn into the train-wreck my uncut one turned into...

    So this has been happening on and off lately, whenever I go to sleep I'm fine and then I'd wake up and the area under my balls and near the balls are like raw. That said, sometimes I'd wake up scratching there non-stop and can't really stop myself. When those things happen, the days before I wouldn't feel the slightest bit of an itch down there and I bathe before I go to bed every night.

    Does anyone else get these random fits of aggressive scratching? I have seen a bit of a trend that it happens on days that I've had a lot of stress but I've never heard of people scratching their balls/underneath them in their sleep due to stress!

    Anyone have advice to offer?
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    Mar 26, 2012 3:37 AM GMT
    Cruex might help. You might have "the fungus among us".

    It might also be the soap you're using.

    Also, use new razors if you're shaving around your hole and "taint". Old razors can cause rashes and razor bumps.

    One last thought, if you're getting your ass eaten out by guys with very stubbly "scruff", that might be making that area under your balls itch and rash.
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    Mar 26, 2012 3:39 AM GMT
    MarkRoger saidHopefully this thread doesn't turn into the train-wreck my uncut one turned into...

    So this has been happening on and off lately, whenever I go to sleep I'm fine and then I'd wake up and the area under my balls and near the balls are like raw. That said, sometimes I'd wake up scratching there non-stop and can't really stop myself. When those things happen, the days before I wouldn't feel the slightest bit of an itch down there and I bathe before I go to bed every night.

    Does anyone else get these random fits of aggressive scratching? I have seen a bit of a trend that it happens on days that I've had a lot of stress but I've never heard of people scratching their balls/underneath them in their sleep due to stress!

    Anyone have advice to offer?



    Hibiclense soap ( otc) I think your problem(s) have a common theme.

    or
    Also OTC is Nizoral shampoo 1% this is a antifungal soap use it as a bodywash.

    I find that people use creams for 1 week then give up. The soap should be part of your routine.

    This in combination with a spray antifungal like Toflnate ( cruex )

    Make sure your towels are clean. Use a hair dryer to dry every last drop of water.

    When you dress. Socks on first, then underwear ( make sure you use the above soap either Hibiclens or Nizoral on your feet.
    The feet are the bodies repository for fungus.
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    Mar 26, 2012 4:25 AM GMT
    Thanks for the help, do you know what's in that Hibiclens or Nizoral soap in case I find one with similar ingredients but not the same brand?
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    Mar 26, 2012 4:31 AM GMT
    MarkRoger saidThanks for the help, do you know what's in that Hibiclens or Nizoral soap in case I find one with similar ingredients but not the same brand?


    Hibiclens is Chlorhexidine gluconate

    Nizoral is Ketoconazole.

    last if you cannot find them, try selsun blue ( selenium) its not as strong but inhibits fungus.

    If you have athletes foot. Assume your problem is fungal.
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    Mar 26, 2012 4:37 AM GMT
    If it's jock itch, Cruex (available everywhere) will fix it. If it's scabies, you'll need to get some permethian from the doctor. If it's crabs, same thing.
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    Mar 26, 2012 4:38 AM GMT
    see a doctor?
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    Mar 26, 2012 4:41 AM GMT
    Sounds like stress is causing you to perspire more in your sleep than normal since you don't itch during waking hours (which is why i'm not sure it's fungal). Try sleeping in the buff to be able to air your crotch out at night or make sure to have a fan on. If you shave the area, maybe try not shaving for a few a while as the perspiration could be irritating the shaved area.
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    Mar 26, 2012 4:42 AM GMT
    i had the same thing when i was younger, however it was at the upper-inner thighs where your legs join your pelvis on either side of the scrotum. it was definitely fungal - called "jock itch" - it can be related to puberty or any other hornonal changes (e.g. stress). this causes much more sweat and oils and hair being produced in the area.

    like everyone suggests, get a prescription strength anti-fungal creme or powder to keep you dry. also, think about wearing briefs rather than boxers - underwear that can lift your boys up and absorb moisture, rather than letting your balls flap around down there all day/night getting sweaty and moist. sleep nude, and without warm covers. you need to let the area air out. jock itch loves moisture.

    go see a doctor if you are breaking the skin with your scratching. e.g. scratching it raw. this can lead to a secondary infection - both fungal and bacterial. if there's a secondary infection, it can be a vicious cycle. the broken skin is infected, which gets itchy, and is also a great breeding ground for more fungus which is also itchy. and then you unconsciously scratch at night, which breaks the new tender skin, and reinfects it with the bacteria under your fingernails. some doctors will advise that you sleep with clean socks on your hands or light cotton gloves, and keep your nails trimmed short.
  • LJay

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    Mar 26, 2012 5:17 AM GMT
    After you get things under control it is a good idea to remember Ogden Nash:

    A little talcum
    is always walcum.
  • bmoney1

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    Mar 26, 2012 5:29 AM GMT
    Sounds like either extremely dry skin or crabs to the max.
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    Mar 26, 2012 5:31 AM GMT
    A simple search on webmd says you either have jock itch or an std....go see a doctor seriously....
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    Mar 26, 2012 5:35 AM GMT
    If you are not wearing cotton or mostly-cotton undergear, switch now. Cotton is far more effective at wicking moisture away than synthetics. That will assist some of the other treatments being proposed here.
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    Mar 26, 2012 11:59 AM GMT
    LJay saidAfter you get things under control it is a good idea to remember Ogden Nash:

    A little talcum
    is always walcum.


    THIS.

    Talc powder is great for keeping the area dry, it also dry lubricates skin so you don't end up with chafing from sweaty nights..

    Talc doesn't really cure a fungal problem by itself though, although you can get some anti-fungal talc powders..

    What it can do is allow your skin some releif while your immune system takes care of it..

    So .. before bed - shower, dry carefully, apply talc powder and if you sleep clothed - make sure you're in boxers or cotton briefs.
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    Mar 26, 2012 12:08 PM GMT
    intensity69 saidIf you are not wearing cotton or mostly-cotton undergear, switch now. Cotton is far more effective at wicking moisture away than synthetics. That will assist some of the other treatments being proposed here.


    +1 v.true! C O T T O N .
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    Mar 26, 2012 4:27 PM GMT
    I tried wearing cotton last night as well as washing with a shampoo I found (the pharmacy people said it should work) it had sulphur or something along those lines in it and I didn't itch to death in the night. I also made sure to dry properly. Thank you guys so much for the help!
  • kuroshiro

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    Mar 26, 2012 7:19 PM GMT
    It could also be scabies. >>;;

    If you visit a dermatologist, ask for Desoximetasone USP, 0.25%. That'll work instantly and you'll heal and stop itching.
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    Mar 26, 2012 7:30 PM GMT
    You are all wrong!

    Clearly the OP has AIDS...
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    Mar 26, 2012 11:51 PM GMT
    AlexanderB saidYou are all wrong!

    Clearly the OP has AIDS...
    Nah.. CRABS!

    Run! Run for your life!
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    Mar 27, 2012 2:31 AM GMT
    MarkRoger saidI tried wearing cotton last night as well as washing with a shampoo I found (the pharmacy people said it should work) it had sulphur or something along those lines in it and I didn't itch to death in the night. I also made sure to dry properly. Thank you guys so much for the help!


    Sulphur can work sometime it irritates.

    Selsun blue or the Nizoral ( dandruff shampoo) works. The nizoral has added benefits as it decreases sweating ( ketoconazole effect)
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    Mar 27, 2012 2:37 AM GMT
    Your dick is gonna swell up and fall off.
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    Mar 27, 2012 2:44 AM GMT
    Just reading all the possible diagnoses suggested is making me itch.
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    Mar 27, 2012 2:49 AM GMT
    Any over the counter cortisone ointment will likely kill the itch part but not fix the problem.
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    Mar 30, 2012 1:20 AM GMT
    There's a Trini saying; What doh wash does scratch lol
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    Mar 30, 2012 1:27 AM GMT
    kuroshiro saidIt could also be scabies. >>;;

    If you visit a dermatologist, ask for Desoximetasone USP, 0.25%. That'll work instantly and you'll heal and stop itching.


    Sounds like Scabies to me. If it's only at night and it is intense and the itch from hell that you scratch yourself raw. That's scabies. Go to the doctor sooner rather than later because you need a prescription for a cream they only give you every so often and the symptoms won't go away for a month after the bugs are killed.

    Jock itch/athletes foot isn't that itchy.