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what do you put on sore foreskin on your penis

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what do you put on sore foreskin on your penis
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 3 years ago.
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Could you describe the irritation in more detail?
When you say that the talc works, does it clear up the problem for a while and then it comes back?
Or does it work to ease symptoms, but never completely clears?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

i put the talc on every day and it keep ok

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 3 years ago.
Could you describe the irritation in more detail?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

its ok if i use it every day

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for the additional information.

There are several issues to consider in this situation. The best thing to place on an irritation of the foreskin depends upon the cause of the irritation.

Talc based products are appropriate to use when the problem is excessive moisture. such as happens in men that work (or play) in a hot and humid environment. Another common treatment for moisture related irritation of the foreskin is zinc oxide.

It is also possible to develop a yeast or fungal infection of the skin, which can happen as a complication of moisture related irritation or as a primary infection of the skin. In these cases, an antifungal cream, such as clotrimazole, is generally better. There also are some stronger medicines available only by prescription.

In your case, since you are needing to use the talc every day to keep it under control, it would be appropriate to consider using one of the other options noted above.

If you have any further questions, please let me know.

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