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Poison Ivy on private parts; what is the treatment?

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I have poison ivy on my penis and how do I treat it? The same as if it were on any other part of my body? Can I use Vaseline on my penis and wrap it with gauss so I don''t irritated it further when I walk?

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Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Steve replied 9 years ago.

Hi,

I recommend CALADRYL Lotion [calamine plus benadryl combination, available OTC], in small amounts, 2-3x/day; if you blow-dry it dries quickly.

However, if the rash is widespread or involves the glans [head] penis, then I recommend you see an MD for prescription meds such as an oral steroid taper.

Take care.

Best Wishes for Your Health

--Dr. Steve, M.D./FABFP (Your Online Family Doctor)