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should i apply cortisone on my scrotum?

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Dr. Melanie Mintzer
40 years experience Family Medicine
Cortisone: OTC 1 % hydrocortisone can be used on the scrotum safely in most instances however do not apply cortisone to any genital area without medical consultation. The skin of the scrotum is quite thin, and overuse can cause an infection to an already irritated moist area of the body
Answered on Jun 7, 2020
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
Can't say: If you have a condition that requires cortisone treatment to the scrotum, then you should follow your doctor's prescription. I do not recommend applying cortisone anywhere without a medical reason.
Answered on Jun 11, 2017

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