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A 18-year-old male asked:

Are there any side effects if i use steroid creams in scrotum? i use the cream for skin tearing near thigh pelvis joint. cream legal in my country.

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 47 years experience
Yes, you can: commonly get fungus or bacteria overgrowth. Or less common, you can actually react to the steroid itself or the stabilizing vehicle in the cream.
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