I think I have a little problem...

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    Alright so here goes - I have had these itchy spots on my forearm for about a week now, and thought they were bug bites or something. I learned today that they are in fact poison sumac. Now here is what my problem is: I just got out of the shower and discovered that I had this itching sensation on my foreskin - upon further investigation, I am pretty sure this outbreak of poison sumac has spread (as these things tend to do) to my dick...I don't want to put the doctor recommended Caladriyl on my cock....any suggestions?
     
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    Yikes... I don't know what to do... I'm actually suffering from an allergy, which I think is to the dryer sheets we use... I break out all over my feet, legs, my belly, arms, and a small bit on the breasts.
     
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    I think you should go to the doctor, tell him/her the problem and hope there is something that can be prescribed that will help it clear up fairly quickly. Byt right now I think you are going to have to stay away from masturbation and sex so it doesn't spread any more.
     
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    Try "Bounce Free," it has no perfumes or dyes. I am allergic to so many ridiculous things and this works well for me.


    YIKES, you must be in awful discomfort/pain! :frown1: Call the doctors office and ask to speak to the nurse and explain the situation. In the meantime since I'm guessing you are in need of immediate relief. Call the 800# for Caladryl 1-800-223-0182, Monday to Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM EST
     
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    Thanks everyone for the advice. I have been doing some research online regarding this situation, and it seems that there is no cure for it - only time - so I think for now I am gonna just not have sex or masturbate for a few days and see what happens...It itches like a mo fo though - I am constantly rubbing my dick, and not it a good way.
     
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    It's my impression that poison sumac is chemically very similar to poison oak, with which I am very familiar.

    With poison oak, it is not spread by rubbing. The areas that get the rash are those directly exposed. Think of it as a chemical burn. EXCEPT, when the irritating chemical gets into the blood stream. A way this happens is if you are scratched by a poison oak branch or twig. In these cases, the rash can start popping up all over the body. This is referred to as systemic poison oak.

    I had it last year for six weeks and finally went to a walk-in clinic where they gave me a shot of prednizone. It basically cleared up in a couple of days. I'd at least look into that option as it sounds systemic to me. They can also give you a five day step-down of prednizone pills but I don't think it works as well and, to me, is a hassle.

    Good luck.
     
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    You could try antihistamine tablets?
     
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    An old fashioned remedy is jewel weed. Just rub the opened stems on the affected area and it helps relieve the itching and the spread. The stuff grows all over the northeast in shady wet areas. It's hard to miss. Oatmeal baths are good too. Just pour 3-4 cups of dried oatmeal in a bath and hop in and soak.
     
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    I've had poison ivy several times myself and it has to run it's course. There is no fast way to get rid of it. First off STOP SCRATCHING yourself anywhere and bath yourself in alcohol constantly as it will keep it from spreading but bath yourself in alcohol every half hour or so. It will dry up.
     
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