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How to thicken thinned penis skin!?

I used Lotrisone on the meatus(skin at opening of penis) as prescribed by a urologist for 5 days 2x a day to treat constant redness and irritation just inside my urthethra. After a few days I developed redness on the skin around outside of opening and so I stopped after day 5. Anyways that was about 10 months ago and to this day it still is redish and the skin at the very opening seems weak and thinner and gets constantly "misaligned" causing further irritation. I saw a dermatologist who said he didn't think 5 days of lotrisone(a potent steroid cream) would cause atrophy. However, I swear my skin is thinner and more sensitive as it was not like this before! He suggested to use vitamin c or c/e combination serum topically, however he didn't say what kind of vitamin c serum or strength/brand to get. And I don't want to cause further problems. For now I am using Man 1 Man Oil which seems to be helping slightly, however I would like to know what specific kind of vitamin c serum or anything else that would be better to thicken the skin of my penis more effectively without causing additional side effects. I have read that the MAP form of vitamin c is more stable and less irritating but what strength % and brand would be appropriate for penis skin? Also I read that emu oil helps to thicken skin, so would this be a better option? My derm didn't give me much specific advice to treat this as he thinks it's just dermatitis, so I would really appreciate some detailed answers from another real doctor!
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Just 5 days of topical steroid use is unlikely to cause thinning of penis skin. You may try calamine lotion on the rash. You should also maintain hygiene and try to keep the area clean and dry, wear loose-fitting cotton clothing. Also use an antibacterial soap or mild soap like dove.Avoid deodorant / cosmetics. You can also use a barrier cream with zinc oxide paste or petroleum jelly or a thick moisturizing cream applied directly to wet skin after bathing.

If the symptoms persist then it will be best to get it evaluated from a dermatologist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
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Hi there. My husband is going through the same situation. I wanted to know if and how you got this issue resolved? What did you end up using? And how long did it take for the foreskin to go back to normal?
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I'm goin through the same problem.. Does this even cause Fast erection while intercourse?? I feel skin Is too Light and sensitive.. Do let me knw if there is any cure 4 it.. Some thing herbal would be great.. Will be waiting 4 a feed bak
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I know that it's is "UNLIKELY" to cause thinning but could it have possibly happened, as I swear it seems to me like it has? Are you saying Lotrisone(potent steroid) was an appropriate treatment for the tip of the penis? By the way this was like 10 MONTHS ago and my skin there is still not the same as it once was(It seems thinner and less elastic right at the opening)!The skin also has a purple/redish discolorment where it was applied. I have been using a barrier cream called EpiCeram(over a week now) along with Man 1 Man Oil(over a month now). The previous 9 months I just used a basic moisturizing cream on and off thinking it would just improve on its own.Now I need to try something to strengthen the skin there faster as it's been too long with minor improvement! I am worried that I have waited too long to treat this, what do you think? Also, are you sure a vitamin c serum or emu oil wouldn't be helpful in re-thickening/tightening the skin at this point? I am worried to purchase a vitamin c serum though because of all the confusing facts about its lack of stability. If this could be helpful what form of vitamin c and what strength should I get or would emu oil be just as effective? Please help answer these questions more specifically if you can!
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