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A little perplexed? Obtained Canesten Hydrocortisone cream

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A little perplexed? Obtained Canesten Hydrocortisone cream for jock itch having previously had athletes foot , on leaflet with cream says not to use on penis or scrotum , this is area itching.Please can you clarify. Thank you
Submitted: 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.

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steroid creams on the genitals over time can cause thinning of the skin.

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you can find antifungal creams which do not have hydrocortisone in them which would be better for the penis and scrotum.

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Canesten is a clotrimazole 1% cream which is an antifungal cream.

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and is sold without hydrocortisone as well

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you should use that on your penis and scrotum.

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I hope the fungal infection gets better

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let me know if you have questions.

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