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A 42-year-old male asked:

I accidentally used shampoo (head and shoulders) on my scrotum, thinking it was moisturizer. i left it on overnight and woke up burning. does not appear to be blistering but is very painful. im obviously not wanting to see a doctor lol. burn creams?

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Dr. Stanley Katz
Dermatology 47 years experience
irritant dermatitis....can try aveeno oatmeal baths. it's an otc product available in most pharmacies. If not better in day or 2, would see dermatologist for dx and tx.
Dr. Stanley Katz
Dermatology 47 years experience
Provided original answer
even if you soak the affected area in plain water, it would be helpful. However, the oatmeal bath technique is worth pursuing, dissolving a 1/4 of a packet in a tub of very warm water, soaking 20mins
Mar 10, 2021
Dr. John Bodell
Dr. John Bodell commented
General Surgery 50 years experience
Alpha keri lotion is also soothing.
Mar 11, 2021

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