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Why Does Vaginal Itching Occur?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS, Diploma In Specialised Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopy
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Why Does Vaginal Itching Occur?

Vaginal itching is a condition which occurs when the vagina comes in contact with irritants or because of a vaginal infection. Menopause may also lead to conditions that trigger itching in the vagina. In some cases, sexually transmitted diseases and skin allergies also lead to vaginal itching. The conditions in itself is not a major cause of concern, however, one should consult a doctor to treat the underlying condition, if any.

Causes-

The main component of vaginal itching is the trigger, as there can be many of them. The various causes of vaginal itching are-

  1. Irritants: Vaginal contact with certain irritants can be the cause behind vaginal itching. Some common substances that irritate the vagina are:

    1. Creams

    2. Ointments

    3. Detergents

    4. Harsh soaps

    5. Topical contraceptives

    6. Scented toiletries

  2. Skin Problems: Certain skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis can result in itching and redness in the genitals. Eczema is a condition which is akin to allergies. Psoriasis is a condition which is characterized by itchy, scaly and red patches on the skin. These symptoms may slowly start spreading to the vagina.

  3. Infections in the Vagina: Infections in the vagina such as bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection can lead to vaginal itching. In addition to the vaginal itching, they can also lead to a foul smelling discharge from the vagina.

  4. Menopause: During menopause, the estrogen levels in the body dip, thus resulting in a dry vagina. A dry vagina can sometimes lead to vaginal itching.

  5. Stress: Excessive stress can lead to vaginal itching as stress affects the immune system in the body. A weakened immune system makes one prone to a number of disorders, vaginal itching being one of them.

  6. Sexually Transmitted Diseases: STDs such as gonorrhea and chlamydia are disorders, symptoms of which include itching in the vagina.

Treatments-

The treatment for vaginal itching begins with a diagnosis of the underlying condition that might be causing it in the first place. The treatment for this disorder is cause specific; hence the underlying condition needs to be identified. Antibiotics and antifungal medications may be administered to treat vaginal itching. For menopause related causes, estrogen creams or tablets are required.

You can also take preventive measures such as:

  1. Avoid using scented soaps.

  2. Use protection during sex.

  3. Wear cotton based underwear.

  4. Eat plenty of yoghurt. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gynaecologist.

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Itchy Scalp And its Causes!

Dr. Rasya Dixit 93% (181 ratings)
MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Itchy Scalp And its Causes!

Irritation on your scalp can be an embarrassing and frustrating problem, especially when you get the continuous urge to scratch your head. There can be lots of causes for an itchy scalp and it is important to identify the cause and treat it accordingly. Some of them include:

Seborrheic dermatitis or dandruff

The symptoms of this condition include redness, irritation and skin flakes. Seborrheic dermatitis can occur in any part of the body due to excessive growth of a fungus called malassezia and when it hits the scalp it is called dandruff. It can be a recurring problem for some, but it is treatable with prescribed shampoos and steroid creams. Cosmetic shampoos targeted to cure dandruff works too.

Head lice

Not only children, but adults can get lice too. It is mistakenly thought that poor scalp health causes lice but actually they breed in clean hair. Small white flakes that look like dandruff are actually lice eggs that cannot be shed off easily; they need to be treated with medicated shampoos containing insecticides pyrethrin or permethrin.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin disorder that can occur in any part of the body including the scalp. The symptoms are same as dandruff with raised red patches of skin. People with psoriasis are more likely to incur dandruff and itchy scalp. The exact cause of the disorder is not known, though heredity is a popular belief.

Eczema and allergic reactions

Redness, flakes, irritation are the signs of eczema and allergic reactions. During summers with excessive perspiration the condition worsens. It usually occurs in children but adults can get eczema too. Over the counter medications helps in reducing the severity of the symptoms and gradually heal the condition. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.

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Itching sensation in gums indicates serious oral problems

Dr. Souvagya Ranjan Kar 90% (536 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
Itching sensation in gums indicates serious oral problems.
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When an Itchy Penis Comes From a Super Fungus

Dr. Vinod Raina 88% (5801 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
When an Itchy Penis Comes From a Super Fungus


Yeast infections are often thought of as a women's issue, but they are also common among men and can definitely be a penis health concern. In men, this infection is commonly called thrush or candidiasis, and it can make for a very, very itchy penis. The term candidiasis comes from candida, which is the fungus that causes this yeast infection. But there are several forms of candida, and in recent years there has emerged a form called a super fungus - and not because it stands for truth, justice and the American way.

Candida auris

The medical name for this particular super fungus is candida auris (sometimes called c. auris). The form of candida most commonly causing an itchy penis is candida albicans, and it's a pain all by itself.

When a guy has "regular" thrush, the yeast has spread across a portion of the penis. Usually this is the glans or, if a man is intact, the foreskin, especially underneath the foreskin. A rash typically forms, which is not attractive; but the bigger problem is that thrush itches like crazy. (Sometimes the fungus can also appear in the mouth, where it is even more annoying.)

Although thrush is not considered a sexually-transmitted infection, it can be passed through sex. Often a guy will pick it up from an infected partner (or vice versa) and the two may pass it back and forth for some time. Wearing a condom can help cut down on the risk of transmission.

While a pest, regular candida can usually be treated fairly easily with oral or local antifungal medications.

Super fungus

But the super fungus version, candida auris, is not as easy to dismiss as regular thrush. An itchy penis is the least of a guy's concerns here - and indeed, the penis is one of the less likely sites for this super fungus to strike. Ear infections and open wounds are more common targets.

Candida auris was first noticed in 2009, and although it is still rare, it is spreading rapidly. In addition to an itch at the infected site, it is possible for the fungus to enter the bloodstream, which can cause serious and even fatal consequences; more than half of those who reach the blood poisoning phase have died.

Beyond itching, fever and chills are common. The fungus is resistant to many forms of antifungal treatment, although the earlier it is caught, the better the response. People with diabetes have an increased chance of contracting it, as do many people in hospital or nursing home settings - especially those with a central venous catheter or who have recently undergone surgery.

Most men with an itchy penis are unlikely to have contracted this super fungus; however, if they also experience fever or chills or have other unusual symptoms, they should check with a doctor to determine if there is anything they should do. Checking with a doctor for regular thrush is not a bad idea, either.

The idea of a super fungus that can turn an itchy penis into a serious condition is scary - but again, it is rare. Instead of fretting, a guy should focus more attention of his overall penis health by daily using a first rate penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) Penis skin can be strengthened by a crème that includes a powerful antioxidant like alpha lipoic acid. This can combat excess free radicals and thereby prevent oxidative damage. It also is beneficial if the crème contains vitamin B5, also called pantothenic acid, a vital nutrient that is required for cell metabolism and the maintenance of healthy tissue.

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Dealing With the Unbearably Itchy Penis

Dr. Vinod Raina 88% (5801 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Dealing With the Unbearably Itchy Penis

Dealing With the Unbearably Itchy Penis

Every man has one thing in common: At some point in their lives, they have suffered from penile itching. It might have been a fleeting incident where the delicate penis skin just kept itching for no apparent reason. Or it might have been a more serious issue, perhaps with something easy to treat, like jock itch - and the problem was resolved with a little extra attention to penis care.

But for some men, the penile itching becomes totally unbearable - to a point where they can think of little else, and nothing they try will make it go away. That's when the typical itchy penis becomes something more serious.

But what could be causing the unbearably penile itching? Here are a few things that could cause the kind of itching that sends a man straight to the doctor for some relief.

1) Serious infections. Sometimes an infection gets out of control, and that's when the penile itching gets out of control, too. A yeast infection can become serious very quickly, as can jock itch that has been allowed to hang around for a while. These infections can lead to serious itching, and once they are out of control and spread around the wider manhood area, it can take a doctor's prescription to help things get back to normal.

2) Lice, scabies and other bugs. Nobody wants to think about creepy-crawlies on their body, especially not their most intimate areas. But unfortunately, there are several types of bugs that can wind up in the groin area and create an unbearably itchy penis situation. In most cases, these bugs must be eradicated with the proper medications, which means a visit to the doctor to figure out what is going on and get the right treatment.

3) Skin conditions. Some skin conditions can cause an itchy penis. Psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis are the top culprits - these conditions are often hereditary or show up in cycles, so it's important to get checked out by the doctor to figure out which problem it is. Each can have a different treatment.

4) Sexually transmitted diseases. One of the biggest culprits of that awful itch is contracting a sexually transmitted disease from a partner. Fortunately, there are many quick and easy tests for most of these infections, so a quick visit to the doctor can result in the proper treatment starting almost immediately.

5) Allergies. Though this often causes an itchy penis situation that resolves quickly, sometimes it lingers for no apparent reason. That's when a man can look to a rarer allergy cause. For instance, penile itching that results from changing the detergent a man uses on his clothing is easily fixed by simply not using that detergent anymore. But if it persists, the allergy might be sparked by something he eats, a medication he has recently begun taking, or even a place he has started to frequent - such as using new towels at the gym.

6) More serious issues. Sometimes penile itching can become unbearable but there appears to be no clear cause, even after a doctor's visit to get a professional opinion. That's when a guy has to look to other reasons that might be causing the problem. Though it is rare to have issues like penile cancer or melanoma, these things do happen - so an itch that just won't go away deserves another look by a dermatologist to rule out these possibilities.

In the meantime, a man can keep the skin of his penis smooth and supple, thus eliminating dryness and easing the itch. This can be done with a good penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). A guy should look for a crème that contains Shea butter and vitamin E, two ingredients that help ensure the best possible hydration while a man look for the underlying cause of the itchy penis.

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When an Itchy Penis Comes From a Super Fungus

Dr. Vinod Raina 88% (5801 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
When an Itchy Penis Comes From a Super Fungus


Yeast infections are often thought of as a women's issue, but they are also common among men and can definitely be a penis health concern. In men, this infection is commonly called thrush or candidiasis, and it can make for a very, very itchy penis. The term candidiasis comes from candida, which is the fungus that causes this yeast infection. But there are several forms of candida, and in recent years there has emerged a form called a super fungus - and not because it stands for truth, justice and the American way.

Candida auris

The medical name for this particular super fungus is candida auris (sometimes called c. auris). The form of candida most commonly causing an itchy penis is candida albicans, and it's a pain all by itself.

When a guy has "regular" thrush, the yeast has spread across a portion of the penis. Usually this is the glans or, if a man is intact, the foreskin, especially underneath the foreskin. A rash typically forms, which is not attractive; but the bigger problem is that thrush itches like crazy. (Sometimes the fungus can also appear in the mouth, where it is even more annoying.)

Although thrush is not considered a sexually-transmitted infection, it can be passed through sex. Often a guy will pick it up from an infected partner (or vice versa) and the two may pass it back and forth for some time. Wearing a condom can help cut down on the risk of transmission.

While a pest, regular candida can usually be treated fairly easily with oral or local antifungal medications.

Super fungus

  • But the super fungus version, candida auris, is not as easy to dismiss as regular thrush. An itchy penis is the least of a guy's concerns here - and indeed, the penis is one of the less likely sites for this super fungus to strike. Ear infections and open wounds are more common targets.
  • Candida auris was first noticed in 2009, and although it is still rare, it is spreading rapidly. In addition to an itch at the infected site, it is possible for the fungus to enter the bloodstream, which can cause serious and even fatal consequences; more than half of those who reach the blood poisoning phase have died.
  • Beyond itching, fever and chills are common. The fungus is resistant to many forms of antifungal treatment, although the earlier it is caught, the better the response. People with diabetes have an increased chance of contracting it, as do many people in hospital or nursing home settings - especially those with a central venous catheter or who have recently undergone surgery.
  • Most men with an itchy penis are unlikely to have contracted this super fungus; however, if they also experience fever or chills or have other unusual symptoms, they should check with a doctor to determine if there is anything they should do. Checking with a doctor for regular thrush is not a bad idea, either.
  • The idea of a super fungus that can turn an itchy penis into a serious condition is scary - but again, it is rare. Instead of fretting, a guy should focus more attention of his overall penis health by daily using a first rate penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) Penis skin can be strengthened by a crème that includes a powerful antioxidant like alpha lipoic acid. This can combat excess free radicals and thereby prevent oxidative damage. It also is beneficial if the crème contains vitamin B5, also called pantothenic acid, a vital nutrient that is required for cell metabolism and the maintenance of healthy tissue.

Preventing an Itchy Penis With Probiotics

Dr. Vinod Raina 88% (5801 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Preventing an Itchy Penis With Probiotics

Yeast infections are typically identified with women, but they do occur in men as well - and are one of the causes of a persistently itchy penis that wreaks havoc on a man. When a yeast infection is responsible for the itchy penis, it moves from an annoyance and inconvenience into a penis health concern, so taking steps to treat or prevent the condition is essential. One avenue men may want to explore is the possible use of probiotics as a preventive measure.

Thrush

When an itchy penis is caused by a yeast infection, it is often called candidiasis - but since that word is a mouthful, men more commonly call it "thrush." The yeast that creates thrush is a fungus known as candida albicans, which occurs naturally in the body and is very common. Like all fungi, it thrives in warm, moist areas, which is why the penis is an attractive spot for it to appear.

Thrush generally presents as an itchy rash on the tip of the penis (and on the foreskin in intact men). It can cause soreness as well, especially when urinating. Intact men may also experience an increase in smegma when thrush is present.

Although thrush can be passed on during sex, it is not considered a sexually-transmitted infection. And for some reason, it is more often found among men who are not sexually active!

Probiotics

Now that thrush has been explored, what about probiotics? What are they and why might they help with thrush?

One reason why candida albicans tends to overgrow beyond its normal levels and create a yeast infection is because the immune system may be operating at too low a level. This can happen for a number of reasons. For example, taking steroids or antibiotics can lead to a suppressed immune system. When that happens, "good" bacteria - the kind that keep candida albicans in check - are diminished, and so thrush has an opportunity to take hold and grow.

That's where probiotics come in. Probiotics are some of the "good" bacteria referenced above. They are active in the digestive tract, and they can help prevent the growth of unwanted yeast in there.

Several studies have shown that probiotics help the gut keep candida albicans under control and thus can help prevent thrush from occurring. So including probiotics in the diet, especially if the immune system is suppressed, can help prevent an itchy penis.

There have been no studies yet to indicate whether using probiotics on an already-active case of thrush can help it to go away. In such cases, a man should consult with his doctor to determine what course of treatment may be best for dealing with active thrush. Usually the application of an antifungal medication will have good results.

Men who are interested in adding probiotics to their diet to help prevent thrush should still consult with their doctors and/or a nutritionist in advance (as they should with any significant dietary changes they are contemplating).

Probiotics may be a good preventive measure against thrush, but there may be many other causes for an itchy penis. Often the symptoms of an itchy penis may respond to the use of a top penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Itchiness is often caused by, or exacerbated by, dry penis skin. Therefore, select a crème with both a high-end emollient (such as Shea butter) and a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E). This combination of hydrators helps create a "moisture shield" to strengthen penis skin. The crème should also include alpha lipoic acid, a potent antioxidant, which keeps skin healthy by fighting the free radicals that can damage penis skin cells.

Is Shaving an Itchy Penis Solution?

Dr. Vinod Raina 88% (5801 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Is Shaving an Itchy Penis Solution?

In recent years, some papers and magazines have reported an encouraging theory concerning itchy penis problems. Maintaining good penis health helps avoid this problem, but even the most hygienic man still suffers from an itchy penis occasionally. Anything that helps decrease the chance of an itchy male appendage is welcome news. But is there truth to this particular theory, which holds that the increasing popularity of pubic hair shaving is impacting the need to scratch?

An old custom

Of course, people have been de-nuding their nether regions for centuries, with it documented at least as far back as the ancient Egyptians. But, if "trend" stories can be believed, it does seem that there has been an upturn in the amount of pubic shaving in recent years, in both women and men.

Why shaving?

But why should removing pubic hair have a positive impact on an itchy penis? There are two general lines of thought in this area.

One, by shaving away the pubic hair, a man is "cooling off" his midsection a bit. Less heat generates less sweat, which in turn brings less bacteria. Bacteria cause rashes and irritation that initiate the need to itch.

Two, shaving not only shaves away any pubic lice which might be in the area (and responsible for some of the most persistent genital itching), it also removes their "habitat" and thus keeps them from returning to create problems anew.

These are good explanations. Unfortunately, there are some flaws in this reasoning which may impact how much good shaving might do.

The flaws

So what are the flaws in the arguments in favor of pubic shaving to reduce the likelihood of an itchy penis?

Starting with the "cooling off" theory, there is definitely some validity to it. A shorn manhood area is indeed cooler, and therefore may reduce sweat-related itchiness. However, some men find that the act of shaving actually enhances itchiness, from cuts or scrapes. Waxing may eliminate this, but even then the absence of a thatch of hair removes a protective layer from the skin. Exposed, it may react negatively from rubbing against underwear or trousers, or to chemicals in soaps, cleansers and detergents. So it seems that for some men there is a trade-off which may negate the anti-itching gains experienced.

What about the lice issue? Indeed, one reason why shaving in far-ago Egypt was popular was the belief that it helped eliminate nasty crabs. And it is true that shaving (or even better still, waxing) is likely to remove some of the nasty little buggers from the skin. However, it is not likely to remove them all. Certainly reducing the number of pubic lice present would help to reduce itching, but it would not eliminate it. More importantly, the lice left behind would continue to reproduce. Reducing pubic lice is good, but ultimately a man really needs to take steps to get rid of them entirely.

Basically, shaving may play a role in diminishing the problem of an itchy penis, but more conclusive steps may need to be taken to truly address the issue. Certainly using a superior penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) to help maintain the overall health of the penis should be part of any battle against an itchy penis. Itchiness is often related to the general health of the penis skin. Using a crème that can create a moisture lock by combining a high-end emollient (like Shea butter) with a powerful hydrator (like vitamin E) is one way to keep the penis hydrated and supple. For extra help, be sure the crème also includes vitamin C; as a key component of collagen, vitamin C gives needed tone and elasticity to penis skin.

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That Itchy Penis May Be Due to the Bedding!

Dr. Vinod Raina 88% (5801 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
That Itchy Penis May Be Due to the Bedding!


Is there a male alive who hasn't experienced an uncomfortably itchy penis at one point of another? Guys know that the occasional uncontrollable urge to scratch is going to hit them, even if they practice really good and conscientious penis care. But knowing that some itchiness is inevitable doesn't mean a guy won't find ways to minimize this annoyance as much as possible. That's why he may need to take a little look at his bedding to see if his sheets and blankets may be contributing to an itchy penis situation.

Bedding

Why should bedding be a possible cause of an itchy penis? Well, there actually are several reasons. Often an itchy penis is the result of what is commonly called contact dermatitis. This means that the sensitive penis skin comes in contact with something that causes it to develop a skin reaction. This may be a rash, bumps, hives, redness or simply itchiness all by itself.

Cleanliness

Very often, contact dermatitis on the penis results from harsh chemicals used in cleaning products. Strong soaps or detergents often wreak havoc on delicate skin, as can the fragrances that are added to cleansers to give a fresher smell. Bleach, especially chlorine bleach, can also cause skin issues to erupt.

So let's say a man is doing his best to be a responsible bachelor and is keeping his bedding regularly cleaned - and therefore more attractive to the women he wants to grace it. If the cleaning products he is using on the sheets, blankets and comforters are too strong, they may "rub off" on the penis and create an itchy condition.

This can be true if a man wears underwear or pajamas to bed (especially if his clothing is washed with the same cleaning products). But it's even more likely if the man sleeps in the nude, allowing his penis to rub directly against the sheets. And when engaging in coupling, the penis will again have direct exposure to the bedclothes. Truth be told, it's not uncommon for a man to masturbate by thrusting his penis against his sheets - and the combination of cleanser-based chemicals and thrust-derived friction can combine to make an especially itchy penis.

Dirt

But the threat of harsh cleansers doesn't mean a guy should avoid washing his bedding. Being non-hygienic is equally bad, especially in terms of potential penis itch. No matter how clean a guy may be, bedding becomes dirty over time. Bacteria accumulates, especially when a man sweats a lot while sleeping. Dirt is brought into the bed just as a matter of course.

And if a man has pets that like to sleep on his bed - with him, or during the day when he's away - they bring their own animal dander and dirt with them as well. Even human bedmates can add something unwanted to the bedding, from a strong perfumed scent to pubic lice or even bedbugs. (That's one reason why it's a good idea to wash bedclothes after a sexual encounter, even if they were washed just before the encounter!)

So the trick is to make sure the bedding is kept good and clean, but that the soaps and detergents used are sufficiently mild to avoid any reactions.

Dry skin can also be a culprit

Most guys find a way to balance laundering the bedding so that an itchy penis situation is avoided - but sometimes itchiness slips in anyway. That's why regular application of a top drawer penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) is crucial. Itchiness often results in or is accompanied by dry skin, so a crème with active moisturizing ingredients (such as Shea butter and vitamin E) is best. It also helps if the crème contains alpha lipoic acid, a potent antioxidant which is a key component of penis cellular health and aids in keeping penis skin in good shape.

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The Dangers of Cortisone Cream for an Itchy Penis

Dr. Vinod Raina 88% (5801 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
The Dangers of Cortisone Cream for an Itchy Penis

Many people reach for CC(cortisone cream) as their number-one remedy against itchy skin. Though CC might work very well for some parts of the body, such as the arms or legs, it is advised that men use the utmost caution when using CC on the penis. When nothing else works for an itchy penis, even the best changes in hygiene and good penis care, a man might need CC - but he also needs to know what penis problems it might potentially cause down the road.

What men need to know about cortisone creams

Cortisone creams contain very low amounts of steroids. These creams contain so little, in fact, that they are sold over the counter and most people never experience any negative side effects from using them. CC work very well for those who have skin allergies, such as a bout with poison ivy or something in their environment that causes an itchy rash. It also works very well for those who have certain skin conditions, such as psoriasis or eczema. Keep in mind that these creams stop the allergic reaction, thus stopping the itching; they don't actually treat any underlying condition.

When it comes to more delicate skin, such as that on the penis, it pays to use cortisone creams with extreme caution. That's because many men report changes in their penis skin after using cortisone creams, including thinning of the skin, redness, and a waxy appearance. Some irritation might also occur. Those who have darker penis skin might find that the use of CC also makes the skin lighter, or leaves it with discolored splotches. Using cortisone cream for the long-term might also result in stretch marks on the penis, thanks to the thinning of the skin.

How to use cortisone creams properly

A man should never just reach for a CC at the pharmacy and start using it. It's important to remember how to use it, and what steps to take before resorting to the cream.

1) Figure out the underlying cause. A man who has a seriously itchy penis needs to treat the reason for the problem, rather than just masking it by getting rid of the itch. There might be issues with allergies, parasites, or even a sexually transmitted disease. A visit to the doctor or dermatologist can help a guy figure out what's going on.

2) Use it sparingly. When applying the cream, don't slather it on. Use only the smallest amount possible to get results. This should be no more than what can be squeezed out onto a fingertip.

3) Use it for a short period of time. Cortisone creams should be used for temporary relief, which might mean only a few days. This should give a man enough time to take medications or otherwise follow the doctor's instructions on how to alleviate the underlying cause of the itch.

4) Avoid skin irritations. If the skin of the penis is broken in any way, such as irritated to the point of leaving tiny cuts or abrasions, do not put cortisone cream on it. Not only does this hurt like crazy, it can also allow the cream to infiltrate the skin, which could lead to further problems. And don't scratch! Scratching the penis can get the cortisone in too deep, leading to those aforementioned penis problems.

5) Don't cover the area. When using cortisone cream, try to leave the penis skin bare. This allows the cream to do its work while the skin 'breathes' a bit, mitigating some of the potential damage that can come from cortisone cream use.

One of the best remedies for an itchy penis is great hydration. That's something a man can attain with a top-notch penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin), which includes vitamin E and Shea butter. This one-two punch of hydration can keep the penis skin smooth, supple and itch-free.

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