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Dry Itchy Skin Penis
Hi, I'm wondering if 1% hydrocortisone cream is safe to use on the penis shaft skin?
Ive had dry itchy skin on the front of the shaft for months.
Good Question.: "dry skin affects up to half of adults with hiv". That's the problem with the internet and statistics. It does not mean that 1/2 of all people with dry skin have hiv. It means 1/2 of all people with HIV have dry skin. Are you in a high risk group to get hiv. Talk to your doctor. If not. Its dry skin. ...Read more
Hydrate; Less Soap: Limit your showers to less that five minutes and use a soap free cleanser (cetaphil, olay for sensitive skin). Apply a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizer at least once per day (eucerin, moisturel). For red, itchy areas, resist the temptation to scratch. If necessary, apply a 1% Hydrocortisone cream twice per day for less than one week. ...Read more
A few kinds: Something without any fragrances and just a plain moisturizer like Cetaphil, eucerin or aquaphor. ...Read more
Syphilis and hiv: Advanced HIV is associated with dry and itchy skin. Syphilis leads to a rash which can appear to be dry. However, dry and itchy skin is usually not from an std. If it is occurring is a small area, then a skin fungal infection could be the cause. If it affecting the whole body there could be a number of causes including dry air and the type of soap you are using. ...Read more
No one best: If there was only one, there would be only one choice in the dry skin aisle. Every skin is different, so what works for one may not work for others. Best to take short showers, soak in tub for 30 mins and then apply cream . There are some good rx creams for dry skin but are very expensive ...Read more