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Pink/redish area near groin with itching. Treatment?

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Hello, a problem about the Genital area

A year ago or so now, a random pink/redish patch appeared, which itched at first- but then the itching stopped, but the pink flat patch remained, since then, some more have appeard, they don't cause me any grief, they are just there, however my testicles are also red, and a bit scaly, they itch from time to time

On my foreskin now, I have about 3 pink small flat patches, and 1 a little raised which is more red.

I'm not sure what the problem is,I am not sexually active, shower daily.

I could attach a picture to explain it more clear, but don't know if it's allowed here.

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Thank you for your query at

I can understand your concern.

You seem to have got psoriasis. The plaques that you have suggest that is psoriasis. Is a chronic skin disorder and can be kept in check with proper treatment. You need to apply a thick moisturizer on the patches. Also you can apply cortisone cream on it twice a day for ten days n see if it helps.

You will need to see your doctor for a prescription for a stronger steroid cream like mometasone in case cortisone doesn't help .

You can take tab. Claritin 5mg once daily at night to control the itching.

Please let me know if you have any queries.

Take care

Patient replied :

Hi thank you, just wondering could it be anything else(from the photos)? thanks for the answer!

No from the images shared, it definitely looks like psoriasis.
Cortisone will definitely help you.
Let me know after application of cortisone at least for 10 days.

Patient replied :

Hi, took ages to reply but I've tried various things from
To Patches still the same
I have no other symptoms really a part from red patches still.

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Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

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