Help with rash on scrotumpenis, possibly related to hanging
I think this condition may be related to my extensive use of the Anchor magnetic weight. I first noticed a discolored (just darker) area on my balls which was itchy. It would be approximately where the penis is forced to hang against the sack due to the weight, I guess. Started just on the left, then spread over to the right, as well as up the shaft, just under the head as well (another area where the device encompasses the skin all day).
The only clue I can discern as to what this is, is that it is itchy, and it seems aggravated by being wet (like in the shower.I suppose it could also be responding to the heat of the water). A few times the itching sensation has been unbearable and I’ve scratched it like a fiend, which I am sure has only made it worse.
I think it is most likely to be either jock itch, or yeast. I’m leaning towards the jock itch and have tried using antifungal cream and powder but it hasn’t cleared. This is probably like day 10 since I first noticed the darker patch of skin. In the first week with this, I noticed the skin of the visibly darker area became scaly/flaky , which I assumed was a beneficial action of the topical AF stuff, although underneath the flakes was just more slightly reddened and darkened skin, so it doesn’t look like the flaking means it is healing up. BTW, I also tried cortisone as well but stopped after it failed to respond to that. Supposedly cortisone is the wrong thing with which to treat a fungal infection as it just makes it last longer or can even aggravate the infection.
In any case, I have not yet been to the doctor, hoping I can clear this up on my own. I have had jock itch type things before on my thighs, and felt like an idiot going to the doctor only to have him tell me to put OTC Lotrimin on it and to make sure that I’m not lingering around in my sweaty gym clothes after a workout or to apply powder daily to keep the skin moisture free.
I’d like to see if anyone has any thoughts or has experienced anything similar while hanging. I can see how hours of keeping the penis flush against the balls might create a warmer or more moist environment than is normally present, so given that, this sort of thing doesn’t really surprise me much. I just don’t know what it is. If it’s related to moisture, I think using powder in the future will prevent a recurrence, but first I’ve got to clear it up.
4/2008 Bpel 6.50, Beg 5.5, Mseg 4.9
6/2008 Bpel 6.75, Beg 5.5, Mseg 5.1
9/2008 Bpel 7.00, Beg 5.5, Mseg 5.1