If you are freaking out and trying to learn how to get rid of bug bites on your scrotum, relax. Rest assured that bug bites on your scrotum are taken care of just like bug bites anywhere else on your body. If you ignore the bite and stop scratching your scrotum, chances are it will be gone in a few days. There are also some over the counter products you can use to alleviate the itching.
To get rid of bug bites on your scrotum, you may need:
- Hydrocortisone cream
- Antibiotic ointment
- Wash the area. The first aid involved for any insect bite is simple. To get rid of bug bites on your scrotum, first wash the area with warm soap and water. Towel yourself off and try to keep your scrotum dry and clean. If you work out, remember to clean yourself again and shower.
- Treatment. If the bug bite is super itchy, you can apply an over the counter hydrocortisone cream to your scrotum. This will suppress itching and the cream also contains an antibiotic agent to prevent infection. To get rid of bug bites on your scrotum that do not itch, you can put a dab of antibiotic ointment (Neosporin) on it to prevent any infection.
- Aftercare. To get rid of bug bites on your scrotum, remain vigilant and avoid any activities (think kicky bedroom tricks) that may cause friction, which could lead to more tissue damage. Also, don’t scratch yourself. Keep your scrotum clean and it will heal. The hardest part is waiting for the bug bite to go away.
- Most men never realize they have been bitten until they wake up. Most likely, they will not suffer from anaphylaxis because they are alive, yawning and scratching scrotum. But in rare cases, there could be a delayed reaction. If you experience any nausea, swelling, stomach cramps, drop in blood pressure (shock) or have a hard time breathing, go to the hospital.
- The one bug bite you may want someone to look at regardless of how you feel is a tick bite. Ticks can pass along various ailments including Lyme disease. Be especially cautious of secondary infections on your scrotum if you were not able to remove the entire head during the extraction.
- Some males with STDs misdiagnose themselves and think they have bug bites that mysteriously never go away. Doctors hear this line a lot. If your bug bite is different from any other bug bite you have ever had, it reoccurs, spreads or there is any painful discharge involved, go see a doctor.