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Suggest remedy for poison ivy causing itching on penis

My son has been fighting poison ivy last few weeks. He has been itching penis and today there is a spot size of marble that itches like crazy. Its really big too. does poison ivy look worse on penis and could I put the steriod cream I have for him on it or would he need something else?
Wed, 30 Jul 2014
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi,


Your son seem to have developed an allergic skin disease.
You should avoid applying any kind of skin irritants like dettol, spirit over it.

You might need to apply a topical steroid cream over the affected area twice a day for few days.
Take some oral antihistamines along.
See a nearby dermatologist if the condition tends to persist despite this therapy.
You might need a course of oral steroids.

Hope it helps,


Dr Geetika Paul.
MD(Dermatology)
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Suggest remedy for poison ivy causing itching on penis

Hi, Your son seem to have developed an allergic skin disease. You should avoid applying any kind of skin irritants like dettol, spirit over it. You might need to apply a topical steroid cream over the affected area twice a day for few days. Take some oral antihistamines along. See a nearby dermatologist if the condition tends to persist despite this therapy. You might need a course of oral steroids. Hope it helps, Dr Geetika Paul. MD(Dermatology)