I am a 30 year old male from India, currently in US for 6-7 months. I will be here till December 2008. I have seb derm, rosacea and psoriasis on my legs-now in remission for about 4 years. Since December 2007, I have observed reddish inflammation on my penis glans, with a few grainy eruptions. I applied some betamethasone and it went away. Now from this April, the redness resurfaced, it goes away with steroids and comes back immediately once its stopped. So I have started applying OTC hydrocotizone 1% and from last Sunday I stopped it since it looked better. From then I have been applying Aveeno moisturizer. From Thursday, the inflamation was back and I still didnt apply hydrocotizone.
Last night I washed the penis in warm salt water and cleaned with Witch Hazel and applied some Aveeno before going to bed. When I woke up in the morning there was some dried blood on my clothes and I found blood on the glans, near the corona and frenulum and I felt there was a cut there. I cleaned it up, applied some clindamycin and its not bleeding anymore.
I am not so sexually active these days, as my wife is expecting and I masturbate may be once or twice a week. Last night I just slept off.
My penis still looks inflamed at least in parts. I don’t have health insurance and at present cant afford it either. My regular dermatologist is in India and I will get to visit him by end December. I have my rosacea, seb-derm medications with me like metro gel, clindamycin, elocon, betamethasone, nizral ,clotrimazole etc......from India.
Please advise me what to do......I feel pathetic....
It could be eczema, sweat dermatitis, allergic reactions or eczema.
You need to wash the areas several times with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites.
Apply calamine lotion at the site of the lesions and see if it helps. You could take some oral antihistamine medications like cetrizine or loratadine. You need to maintain a good personal hygiene .
Anti-itch drugs, often antihistamine, may reduce the itch during a flare up of eczema, and the reduced scratching in turn reduces damage and irritation to the skin.
For mild-moderate eczema a weak steroid may be used (e.g. hydrocortisone or desonide), whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid (e.g. clobetasol propionate, fluocinonide).
Eczema can be exacerbated by dryness of the skin. Moisturizing is one of the most important self-care treatments for sufferers of eczema. Keeping the affected area moistened can promote skin healing and relief of symptoms.
It would be advisable to consult a skin specialist for your symptoms and a proper clinical examination.
Let us know if you need any other information and post us on how you are doing.
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