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Can Hydrocortisone be used safely on penis glans?

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Dr. Ronald Schubert

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Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 in Men's Health
Question: Can Hydrocortisone 1% be safely used on glans of penis twice daily for 14 days?

My doctor prescribed to me as TCI (Proropic) was ineffective on dermatitis.

I just want to make sure i will not have any adverse skin effects on the thin and sensitivr genital skin
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Use of steroids on the penis

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns

You are wondering if you can use Hydrocortisone 1% on the glans for 2 weeks? Yes you can. The dangers in using steroids especially on senstivity skin areas like the penis is if used daily for an extended period of time, Months, you can develop atrophy of the skin. But a 2 week application twice daily will not cause any problems

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