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Steroid Use To Treat Poison Ivy Stunt Penis Growth
Poison ivy: Poison ivy is an allergic contact dermatitis, caused by ivy and certain other plants, like sumac and mango. If you are allergic to these plants, even tiny bits of the sap will cause a terribly itchy rash that can last up to two weeks. The rash will occur where ever the sap touches your skin, including getting sap from your hands onto your penis, when you urinate. It can be treated with cortisone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There are several different types of steroids. Anabolic steroids are often used to gain muscle mass and are the "steroids" that are baned in professional sports/olympics, etc. These can be dangerous if taken innapropriately. Corticosteroids are used commonly to treat inflammation and are found in many different medications, and can be used in joint injections, etc.Hope ...Read more
Camphor: does not impact growth of penis.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: but do note that prolonged use may thin your skin. It is better to try to pinpoint the cause than using a medication to control it. Consider seeing an allergist or dermatologist . ...Read more
Plant/herb: Tribulus terrestris is a plant/herb touted to have many benefits related to testosterone, none of which have been proven in peer-reviewed published randomized controlled trials (medical gold standard). As a dietary supplement, there is no 3rd party oversight in the States to insure quality control. Check out http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/supplements/supplement-guide-tribulus-terrestris ...Read more
Could hydrocortisone cream applied on testicles permanently reduce testosterone or human growth hormone?
Steroid cream: Nope. Not at all.Get a more detailed answer ›
Would topical DHT cream/gel applied to penis cause growth in a person with delayed puberty at age 19?
No such product: There is no such product designed to do what you ask. ...Read more
Monoxidile topical solution USP 5. Can we use on face to grown hair and when we are using on face any side effects, please conform ?
Off-label: Minoxidil will stimulate hair growth on any skin surface that normally grows hair, including the face, but it is only approved for treatment of the scalp, so use on the face is "off-label." the most likely side effect would be an allergic or irritant rash due to one or more components of the solution. ...Read more
I was prescribed a 1 percent hydrocortisone ointment to apply to penis glans due to inflammation. How long is too long to use this steroid down there?
Short Term Steroid: Yes it is quite safe, though prolonged symptoms or recurrence of same should be investigated by an MD. Skin atrophy is quite unlikely with 1% HC, though chronic use should be avoided. ...Read more
Facial Hair Growth: Minoxidil is only FDA approved for hair growth on the crown of the scalp. However, because of it's mechanism of action, it can be applied to any area of the body where you want to improve hair follicle function. As long as you have enough hair follicles in the area, you can see an improvement. Keep in mind that areas of baldness would need transplantation, however. ...Read more
Poison ivy: Poison ivy treatments are usually limited to self-care methods, and the rash typically goes away on its own within two to four weeks. In the meantime, you can use poison ivy remedies, such as oatmeal baths and cool compresses, as well as over-the-counter anti-itch medications to relieve your signs and symptoms. In severe cases topical and oral cortisone are needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I use tretinoin cream to treat the steroid induced rosacea (type 2) ? Is this safe to use it in long term?
No vaporub: Rather than using vaporub i would recommend using a topical antihistamine. This is usually fairly effective with the itch. You can also take oral antihistamines like zyrtec or clariton to get relief. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help but many people get tired. This may help you at night. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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