As the crotch is a warm, moist area, many conditions can develop including jock itch and scrotal eczema. The scrotum is the bag of skin that holds and protects the testicles.
Although men may feel embarrassed about scrotal eczema, it’s a common condition for men and there are solutions to help ease symptoms.
In this blog post, we take a closer look at soothing scrotal eczema with natural remedies.
What is Scrotal Eczema?
Scrotal eczema is a form of eczema that affects the scrotum. Symptoms of scrotal eczema are similar to symptoms of general eczema. For example, you can expect the skin to be red, dry, itchy, and scaly. You may also notice swelling or a burning sensation, as well as broken hairs. In some cases, the skin may develop blisters that ooze a clear fluid.
What causes Scrotal Eczema?
Scrotal dermatitis dermatitis can be triggered by a number of factors. As everyone is different, people may react differently to triggers. But in general, some common eczema triggers include certain laundry detergents, moist toilet wipes, tight clothing, sweating, irritating fabrics like spandex and rubber, and chemicals found in soap and body wash.
Natural Remedies for Treating Scrotal Eczema
Try Soothing Skincare
When it comes to managing itchy and uncomfortable symptoms in sensitive areas, it’s more important than ever to use natural, clean beauty products.
We recommend this Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream because it’s as natural as they come. It’s made with just 6 ingredients and with no burning or stinging, it’s a great choice for delicate areas. We love it for being gentle, safe, and effective.
Wear Skin-Friendly Underwear
Wearing breathable boxers can make a world of difference. We recommend these Remedywear™ Men’s Boxer Briefs because they’re hypoallergenic and gentle for those with sensitive skin. The TENCEL and zinc-embedded fabric helps reduce inflammation and soothe irritation while also protecting the skin from scratching.
The boxers feature inside flat seams and latex free elastane to ensure ultimate comfort.
You’ll love the moisture-wicking sweat control that makes them comfortable to wear for hours at a time without any sweaty irritation.
Watch What You Eat
The food we consume has an obvious effect on our overall health and wellbeing. But when you have skin issues, diet may also be the difference between clear skin and a flare up. Certain foods are known to be common triggers. These included dairy, egg, gluten, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, fish,and shellfish.
Once again, everyone is different so it’s important to understand your body and what works for it. If you’re unsure which foods are triggering your eczema, it may be a good idea to undergo an eczema elimination diet. This involves removing certain foods from your diet for a specific period of time (usually around a month). You then work to incorporate these foods back into your diet to determine which caused a reaction.
Use a Natural Soap
Carefully choosing the soap you use is an essential part of your sensitive skincare routine. Sadly, many soaps contain harsh chemicals or ingredients that can actually dry out your skin and do more harm than good. We recommend this Coconut and Sunflower Oil Soap Bar as it’s nourishing, soft, and gentle. It cleanses the body without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Made with just 3 natural ingredients, it’s a great choice for delicate areas and even the most fragile skin.