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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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How long can Hydrocortisone cream be used for skin irritation on the penis?

My husband hS been Incontinent for years since prostate cancer surgery. His groin and penis have grown increasingly irritated and painful. One of his Drs. Gave a prescription for hydrocortisone ointment USP 2.5 % . How long can he safely use this and can it be safely applied to the penis shaft and tip?
Tue, 4 Sep 2018
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Do not overuse the cream. Once the active disease process has settled you can skip steroid ointment and instead wash with soap and water.

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