What are the most common causes of itchy rashes near the scrotum area for men?

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The most common causes of itchy skin rash near the scrotal area include: eczema, irritation (non-infective intertrigo), superficial fungal infection (e.g tinea cruris, candidiasis) and superficial bacterial infection (e.g erythrasma)

Based on the appearance of the rash, your doctor may suspect the cause or perform additional skin tests to confirm the cause. Once confirmed, your doctor will be able to prescribe the appropriate treatment for you.

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It does sound like your son may have hives or urticaria and has been prescribed with telfast. Telfast is a second generation antihistamine which is a non-drowsy antihistamine as it does not cross the blood brain barrier. While there are not many studies on the long term use of the antihistamines, it is generally believed that the 2nd generation antihistamines are safe for use in the long term. We must always weigh the risks vs benefits of taking the medicines for the long term, but the risks with long term antihistamines is low.

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The description of your rashes seems like hives. That being said, it is safer to consult a doctor to confirm the diagnosis of hives. If it is hives, both classes of oral medications: 1) anti-histamines such as cetirizine, telecast etc and 2) a short course of low dose oral prednisolone (steroid) should be prescribed by your doctor for quick and effective recovery. Topical steroid medications will be ineffective. Calamine lotion can help with relieving itch but it does not help with controlling the underlying inflammatory response.

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