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Treatment for poison ivy on penis. Is steroid cream ok to use?
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Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dermatology
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes.
Steroid creams are ok on your penis for this but when rhus dermatitis - poison ivy, poison sumac, poison oak - reaches the blistery, oozy stage regardless of where the rash is located then it is time for oral prednisone.
Nothing else will shorten the duration of rash and discomfort.

In brief: Yes.
Steroid creams are ok on your penis for this but when rhus dermatitis - poison ivy, poison sumac, poison oak - reaches the blistery, oozy stage regardless of where the rash is located then it is time for oral prednisone.
Nothing else will shorten the duration of rash and discomfort.
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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Okay but
Typically when contact dermatitis is severe or involves the face or genitalia an oral corticosteroid such as Prednisone is recommended.
See your doctor.

In brief: Okay but
Typically when contact dermatitis is severe or involves the face or genitalia an oral corticosteroid such as Prednisone is recommended.
See your doctor.
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