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How can men prevent genital itching?

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Men should take the following steps to help avoid genital itching:

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  • Wash the penis well, including the area under the foreskin in uncircumcised men.
  • Keep the area dry, since moisture in the genital area can lead to infections. Cornstarch powders during the summer may be helpful.
  • Wear loose, natural-fiber underwear and clothing. Change underwear at least every 24 hours.
  • Keep the genital area clean and dry. Use mild soap and rinse well.
  • Use mild, unscented laundry detergents to wash your underwear.
  • Dry off thoroughly after bathing and swimming. Avoid staying in wet clothing for long periods of time.
  • Avoid unprotected sex, especially if you are worried that you or your partner might have an infection.

From: Genital Itching WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE:  International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 09, 2018

SOURCE:  International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 09, 2018

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