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burned skin on penis

hi,
i mistakenly thought that I had developed warts on my penis and applied Compound W which contains Salicylic Acid 17% on my penis. Now the area looks like it been burned and looks pretty bad. How can I cure this?

Thank you so much in advance
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563773 tn?1374246539
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Hello,
I cannot confirm anything without examination but it sounds like irritant contact dermatitis. Irritant dermatitis, the most common type of contact dermatitis, involves inflammation resulting from contact with acids, alkaline materials such as soaps and detergents, cosmetics, or other chemicals.

Avoid using any lotions and creams over the skinfor the meantime. Wash your penis with a mild cleanser with moisturizing properties like Cetaphil. Pat it dry. Then apply a good hypoallergenic moisturizer over the area and see if this improves.If the symptoms still persist then you can apply mild steroid like dermacort.

If the irritation persists then pls get it evaluated from a dermatologist.
Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts.Kind regards.
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Same thing happened to me.  My doctor told me it was okay to try a little bit over the counter medication on genital warts. So I tried compound W and now I have 3 small brown spots that appear to be burned. What should I do, use neosporin? And how long did this take for the skin to return to normal??
Avatar universal
Same thing happened to me.  My doctor told me it was okay to try a little bit over the counter medication on genital warts. So I tried compound W and now I have 3 small brown spots that appear to be burned. What should I do? Should I use an antibiotic cream like neosporin? And how long should it take for the skin to return to normal?

Thanks so much.
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