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Genital Itching in Males : Homeopathic Remedies That Work

Genital itching is a very common complaint experienced by a number of males. It can occur in any part of the male genital area. Homeopathic remedies for genital itching are prepared from naturally occurring substances, making them safe, gentle and effective. It may accompany a rash in the area. Sometimes eruptions, bumps, sores, flakiness may be present too, and these can be painful. In some cases, a burning sensation may be present along with itching. homeopathic remedies for genital itching


There are various reasons that can cause itching in the male genitals. 

One of the main reasons behind it is fungal infection. Mainly jock itch also called tinea cruris which is a fungal infection in the groins, and upper inner thighs can extend to scrotum of the males. It presents with an itchy red rash that may also have flakes on it and peeling of the skin too. Secondly, it can arise from skin allergies. Here contact dermatitis is an example that causes a skin rash when skin comes in contact with an allergen or some irritant like a chemical substance. 

Another cause for it can be an inflammatory skin disease. An example is balanitis means an inflammation of the foreskin or the head of the penis. Use of certain products like soaps, lubricants, douches and creams may lead to itching in some cases. It may also occur from pubic lice (in this case tiny insects also called crabs lay eggs in the pubic hair and infect the genital region.) These lice can be transmitted when a person comes in contact with infected clothes, linens, towels, toilets and also through sexual contact with an infected person).
Viral infection (an example is genital herpes which is a sexually transmitted infection caused by Herpes Simplex Virus presenting with sores on genitals that are itchy and painful) is yet another reason linked with it. Apart from these it may occur in case of sexually transmitted diseases (eg, genital herpes,  genital warts which is sexually transmitted disease caused by human papilloma virus presenting as small, flesh coloured bumps on skin and syphilis  which is sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacterium Treponema pallidum.
Syphilis begins as a painless sore on the genitals, rectum or mouth.
Another cause is scabies (skin rash caused by small mites sarcoptes scabiei). Other than above it may happen in case of autoimmune skin disease. An example of it is psoriasis (an autoimmune skin disease in which there occur red inflamed patches on the skin covered with silvery white scales). Another example is lichen planus (autoimmune disease in which flat topped purple coloured papules occur on the skin with overlying fine white lines. Other than skin it may affect nails, hair, and mucous membranes). In some cases no reason can be found behind the itching, meaning that it is idiopathic. 

Homeopathic Remedies for Genital Itching 

Homeopathic medicines are very effective to manage complaints of genital itching in males. These medicines treat the root cause behind it and bring relief in the itching. Along with itching these also help to heal any eruptions, sores, ulcers present on the genitals. The medicines used for managing this complaint are prepared from naturally occurring substances. So these are very safe and gentle to use without any side effects. There are no specific medicines in homeopathy that can help each of these cases and most suitable medicines in homeopathy to manage it are selected individually for every case depending on the case details. 

  1. Nitric Acid – For Violent Itching 

This medicine is considered when there is violent itching on the genitals. Most males needing it have itching on the foreskin. There may also be small blisters (fluid-filled eruptions) present there. These blisters may burst and then get covered with small dry scabs. Burning sensation on the foreskin may also be felt. They may also have an excessive itching on the scrotum.

  1. Sulphur – When Itching Worsens on Going to Bed at Night

This medicine is well indicated for cases in which itching of the genitals gets worse on going to bed at night. For using it the itching is marked on the foreskin and the glans penis. Along with itching offensive sweat may be present on genitals. It is also indicated for ulcers on the genitals with itching. These ulcers may discharge pus and get covered with a crust.

  1. Natrum Mur – For Itching and Stinging Sensation

This medicine is effective for managing cases in which itching is attended with stinging sensation on genitals. It may be felt on the glans penis or on the scrotum. Itching on the scrotum can be intense and can disturb sleep at night. It is one of the best medicines for managing cases of genital herpes. In such cases it is indicated when there are eruptions between the scrotum and the thighs with itching and soreness.

  1. Croton Tiglium – For Itching on Scrotum

This medicine works well to manage cases of itching on the scrotum. The scrotum may be red with this.  Itching worsens while walking in cases needing it. The itching is severe and also disturbs the sleep. Relief occurs from scratching the parts. Sometimes the vesicles are present on the scrotum and the penis where this medicine is required. It is also effective to manage itching on the glans penis. It is also a good medicine to manage eczema of the scrotum attended with itching that is worse at night.

  1. Petroleum – For Itchy Eruptions on Genitals

Petroleum is beneficial for cases in which there are itchy eruptions on the genitals. The eruptions may be present on the glans, scrotum and between the scrotum and the thighs. Other than this it is useful when there is itching, redness with burning pain in the genitals. It is also an important medicine for herpes eruptions on the glans and scrotum with itching. In some cases requiring it the eruptions may extend to perineum and the thighs. 

  1. Thuja – For Itching of Glans and Prepuce

This medicine is prepared from fresh twigs of plant Thuja Occidentalis having common name Arbor Vitae. This plant belongs to family coniferae. Its use is considered when there is itching on the glans and prepuce. Swelling or inflammation of glans and prepuce may attend it. Glans are also sensitive to touch. There may be a burning sensation between the prepuce and glans penis. Its use is also done for managing itching ulcers on the genitals. Lastly, it offers help in cases of wart-like growths on the glans and prepuce that are moist and itchy.

  1. Rhus Tox – For Itching on Inner Surface of Foreskin

This medicine is prominently indicated for itching on the inner surface of foreskin. Red blotches may be present on the itchy area. It is also helpful for managing intolerable itching on the scrotum. The scrotum is thick and hard where it is needed.

  1. Apis Mellifica – For Red, Itchy Scrotum

It is very beneficial for cases in which there is redness and itching of the scrotum. The itching is violent in cases needing it. Other than this the scrotum is also sore to touch. 

  1. Hepar Sulph – For Itching in Herpes Eruption

It is a good medicine for cases where itching occurs in the herpes eruption on the genitals. There are small blisters in groups where it is needed. The vesicles are whitish with a red base. Intolerable itching accompanies. The eruption is also very sensitive to touch.

  1. Caladium – For Itching on Scrotum with Eruptions

It is a natural medicine prepared from plant Caladium seguinum also known as Arum seguinum. It belongs to family araceae. It works well in cases of itching on the scrotum with eruptions. The eruptions are dry and scaly. Itching is violent. In most cases needing it the itching worsens at night time. This may be accompanied with excessive sweating on the scrotum.

  1. Cannabis Sativa – When Itching is Accompanied with Inflammation and Swelling

This medicine is indicated when the itching occurs along with inflammation and swelling of the genitals. This may be felt on the prepuce, glans or the penis. These parts may be deep red. In some cases the penis feels sore. It may also have a burning sensation.

  1. Silicea – For Itching with Red Eruptions on Genitals

Silicea is a very helpful medicine for males who have itching with red eruptions on their genitals. The eruptions may be dry or moist. The eruptions may appear on prepuce or scrotum. Prepuce is red with this and may also be excoriated. In some cases the prepuce is also swollen. 

  1. Sarsaparilla – for unbearable itching

It is prepared from dried rhizome of plant Sarsaparilla Officinalis also known as Smilax Officinalis. It belongs to the family smilacaceae. Males requiring it complain of unbearable itching mostly on the scrotum and perineum. After scratching there may appear little pimples on this area. These eruptions ooze moisture leading to soreness of the parts. 

  1. Nux Vomica – For Itching on Inner Surface of Prepuce

Nux Vomica offers help when there is itching on the inner surface of the prepuce. The margins of prepuce are sore. Itching may also be present on the glans penis and scrotum in cases requiring it.

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  1. My scrotum gets dry and flaky and causes irritation. It gets really itchy. There were some cracks and bleeding before but I had been given some steroid creams from my gp which has soothed the area. But the dry, flakiness and itchiness keep coming back. The penis area has a foul odour also. Is there any homeopathic medicine you can give me?

  2. Santosh Kumar says:

    Hi Dr.
    My penis end foreskin area, got rashes reddish color along with itching and bit painful too
    If apply clotrimazole cream much relief temporarily, but again appears.
    Please suggest a permanent cure medication for it
    I am 60 yrs plus

  3. Ahmed khan says:

    Hi Dr. I have dry itching on my private parts on penis so could yo write me medicine

  4. Hello doctor, I have mild itching inside the pens and have mild itching all the body since yesterday evening. Can u suggest a good homeo medicine

    • Hello sir, meri legs per or under arms me grami ki waja se kharsh hoti h or zakham ho jaty hein. Plz help me out of this

  5. A. Purkayastha says:

    Dear dr Sharma,
    I am 45/M. There is excessive itching on the scrotum and the perineum as well as the groin. The scrotum becomes hard, dry, with peeling skin. There are sores too. The groin area is at times moist with foul odor. This condition remains for a few days until it subsides by itself.
    From the above article, Natrum Mur, Rhus Tox, Caladium and Sarsaparilla seem to have my symptoms. But I can’t decide which medicine will be right for me. Please advise. Thanking you.
    With regards,
    A. Purkayastha, Assam

  6. Sonu yadav says:

    Sir andkosh me sujan h

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