Testicular Parasites? Jock Itch? Fungal Infection?
I have a problem and I'm not sure whether it is caused by testicular parasites or not.
Recently, my testicles have become extremely itchy causing it to interfere with my daily activities.
Scratching it normally temporarily resolves the problem before it starts to become itchy again.
So I tried bathing in warm water, taking some vitamin and health supplements but to no avail.
My testicles usually become itchy again and it feels like something inside is making an extremely tingling sensation and itchiness.
Also, my scrotum has become dry and feels irritable and uncomfortable at times. It has been a week since I suffered from this and nothing has changed.
During one night, I felt a very slight pain coming from my right testicle, but so far this only had happened once so I'm not sure if this has any relation with the main problem.
However I suspect that all this was caused by me using a hotel toilet a week ago as the itchiness started ever since. After using the toilet which was unhygienic, my testicles became naturally itchy causing me to scratch them without washing my hands and without thinking.
An absent minded me then continued on the rest of the day uneventful before the itchy red started the following morning.
Is this symptoms of parasites? Is there even such thing as parasites in human testicles?
I have been searching the net for info but I was barely able to find any information...
If there are such thing as testicular parasites, what are the risks and symptoms caused by them and more importantly, how do I get rid of them?
I'm only 16 and I'm very scared and worried about this matter... Will I be able to have children in the future? I read somewhere that parasites in the testicles can cause infertility...
Please reply to me ASAP and thank you so much for your time. I'm just scared that this may develop further to become worse or that it may be too late or permanently damage my testicles.
Again, thank you for your time and I hope that there is a solution to this.
Don't panic! Yes, there can be serious concerns like testicular cancer, etc., but it sounds like you have something much more simple and easy to deal with.
I guess you could call it testicular parasites, but in reality I would call it a fungal infection or yeast infection. You may have even heard the term "jock itch" before (technical name is tinea cruris
). Based on your description, I'm guessing that's what you have.
You may be right in your guess that you picked it up at the hotel, but there are other ways to get a yeast overgrowth (candida albicans), including too much sugar in your diet, taking antibiotics, and sexual intercourse, to name a few.
I know you said you were only 16 and I sincerely hope that you are not having sex, but if you have been, you need to be aware that this is easily passed back and forth between people during intimacy.
If that applies to your situation, please note that you and the girl will both need to treat yourselves for yeast overgrowth.
The good news is that it can be gotten rid of fairly easily, although I know that it is quite uncomfortable until then.
There are both natural and over-the-counter remedies that can help.
For medicated treatment, you can buy a jock itch or antifungal cream at your local Walgreens or Walmart type store. That needs to be applied to the affected area twice per day for at least 2 weeks.
Don't stop applying it too soon when you think it might be gone because if you don't get rid of it completely, it will come right back.
As for a natural remedy, you can use a garlic oil or a tea tree oil, or even a clove oil. You can apply it straight, but if that seems too strong (or burns a bit), you can dilute it by mixing it with a bit of olive oil.
I would also suggest that you cut out the sugar in your diet while you are treating the symptoms because sugar feeds fungal parasites, as it does all types of parasites.
If you find that following this protocol doesn't work for you, you can take more advanced steps, lie an internal cleanse using Herbal Fiberblend
to flush out the testicular parasite concerns from the inside out.
I hope this helps and that you are able to take care of the situation right away. I will caution you that if the matter becomes worse and you start to actually get more pain in your testicles, it would be wise to speak to your parents and possibly seek the advice of a doctor to be on the safe side.