It’s hard for a dude to be a smooth player and come across as chill and in charge when he’s constantly scratching his crotch due to an incessantly itchy penis. The fact is, an itchy penis is a very common affliction, even among men who seem super cool. It can also be a sign of a potential penis health issue, so discovering effective treatments for this problem is advised.

Many causes

Of course, there can be many causes of an itchy penis, ranging from the serious to the benign. Some of the causes may include:

- Jock itch.

- Yeast infection.

- Scabies or crabs.

- Sexually-transmitted infection (STI), such as genital herpes or genital warts.

- Allergic reaction.

- Eczema, psoriasis or other dry skin conditions.

Identifying the cause of an itchy penis will determine the treatments necessary for relief. In many instances, a visit to the doctor may be necessary to identify the cause and go over possible treatments. For example, a doctor definitely needs to be involved in treating any STIs. Often, a yeast infection, scabies or crabs may also require consultation with a doctor to definitively diagnose the problem and discover appropriate treatments.

Sometimes, however, a man may be able to pinpoint the cause of his itchy penis without a visit to the doctor - especially if this is a recurring problem which was previously diagnosed by a physician. For example, jock itch is a very common problem among men, especially those involved in athletics or who frequent a gym. Similarly, common dermatological issues such as eczema may not always require a doctor - although one really should be consulted if initial efforts to treat do not have a positive outcome.


Sometimes allergic reactions are the easiest to treat - provided a guy is pretty confident as to what his penis is allergic to. For example, some men have a latex allergy and find that they develop a rash or itchiness after using latex condoms - in which case, switching to non-latex protections is necessary.

It’s also not uncommon for a man’s penis skin to react negatively to chemicals or fragrances found in soaps, shampoos and detergents. If a guy is using a new cleanser and a rash or itching appears, going back to a tried-and-true cleanser may be all that is needed to correct the problem. Also, utilizing products marked as "hypoallergenic" may be beneficial.

Many times, itchiness is due to skin being too dry. Being sure the penis skin is kept well moisturized can help with this problem, which can also be a contributing factor to eczema, psoriasis, etc.

Hygiene is also an important factor in fighting many itchy issues, including scabies and crabs. A man should regularly wash his penis and the entire mid-section - using, of course, a soap that does not dry out the skin or cause an allergic reaction.

Sweat can create the conditions for itchiness, so airing out the penis regularly can help. If possible, a man should spend a couple of hours each day naked. This can also help diminish unwanted and persistent penis odor.

While having an itchy penis is not the worst problem in the world, it’s worth the effort of trying simple treatments to solve the problem. One final tip: daily apply a top notch penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) to the organ. For optimal results, select a crème that includes both a high-end emollient (such as Shea butter) and a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E) among its ingredients. This will help properly moisturize the delicate penis skin. The crème should also possess vitamin D, which has proven benefits in fighting diseases and supporting healthy cellular function.