How To Stop Sweaty and Smelly Groin
Most men know that their groin area and testicles can carry a strong, pungent odor, particularly after exercise or in the hot summer months. Folds in your skin are the cause of testicular odor, according to Dr. Janellen Smith, a professor of dermatology at the University of California, Irvine. When the folds of your skin rub against each other, dead skin cells fall off, leading to odor-causing bacteria and yeast. Bacteria feed on a sugar contained in the sweat and in the process of feeding, a very offensive odor is released in form of a gas. How can you stop a sweaty and smelly groin area?
- Men should keep their pubic hair trimmed. Hair can trap sweat and bacteria.
- Keep the pubic skin dry and cool.
- Frequently wash and dry your penis and groin area with soapy water on regular basis.
- Clean all the creases and folds with gentle scrubbing.
- Men who are not circumcised should also take care of the area beneath the foreskin. Use of anti-bacterial soap is usually a great help.
- Wear cotton clothes and undies to reduce smell. Cotton removes moisture. Opt for boxers over briefs.
- Use deodorants on the inner side of scrotum to reduce the smell as much as possible, especially in summertime.
- A teaspoon of white vinegar applied to the skin with a small towel will kill off any bacteria.
If you are experiencing jock itch, an over-the-counter anti-fungal solution should clear the rash in a few days. A doctor should examine any rash or severe odor that persists. Also, If you or your partner are interested in Penis Enlargement surgery, contact Dr. Elist for help.