20 year old male. I'm falling apart and need help. Around mid to end of may, I noticed a bug bite looking bump on my penis. Soon more showed up, I was careless and didnt think much of it and scratched and rubbed all that which probable caused it to spread horrendously, there were bumps everywhere.
Went to urgent care, guy wouldnt give me the time of day to listen to what I thought it was. diagnosed me with scabies. permethrin cream didnt work, made me feel worse. plus, symptoms didn't really match scabies.
went to my trusted dermatologist. he said it was contact dermatitis and he would get me better. prescribed me prednisone and hydrocortisone cream.
prednisone worked wonders and cleared it up significantly, but not all the way. when the pills were done, more bumps came back full force. ordered another round of prednisone, again, the bumps cleared up but not all the way. more slowly this time, the bumps again game back. went back to him. he said it was normal for it persistent. he thought it was poison ivy that i had gotten on my hands and then touched to my penis. he said the immune system needs to calm down, and hed give me another round of prednisone.
this time the prednisone helped some bumps go away again, but more showed up during the treatment. call him up again, as he told us to if it came back but this time he gave me ivermectin.
i dont believe he gave it to me for scabies, because the first visit he told us that it wasnt scabies. but ive read ivermectin helps with worms. they said if it didnt work i would need a biopsy. after a week, that is.
i dont know where he got that idea from and its discouraging that he would pull it out of nowhere. has he given up hope? or is he on to something? i took the ivermectin (one time thing) yesterday and am no better today.
either way. this ruined my summer. and time is running out before i have to go away to school.
here are my symptoms by the way. they are bumps that look like mosquito bites kinda. some kind look like pimples. they only itch when they first start to come in and are fresh. sometimes when my boxers brush against em for too long they itch. but the itch really isnt that bad. when they first come in theyre red. whenever they are treated, they fade to brown or gray or disappear completely.
uncircumsized by the way, the bumps are along my shaft.
please help comfort me haha i wouldnt wish this on my worst enemy.