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Mostly therapy-resistant, chronic dermatitis, which is conspicuous by its sometimes excruciating itching (note: the itching leads to the doctor!). The itching is particularly aggravated by stressful situations or long periods of sitting in uncomfortable clothing. Such situations can build up to a torturous itching scenario in observed civilized surroundings where one cannot afford to scratch.
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Avoid or reduce the exposure to contact toxins. Topical glucocorticoids: Do not use highly potent topical glucocorticoids, do not use them for a long time and do not use them under occlusion! Omit soaps and detergents, cleanse with oil-containing baths (Balneum Hermal, Balmandol, Linola Fat Oil Bath). Treatment with refatting topical creams in a compatible base (Alfason repair, Linola Fett, Vaselinum alb., Excipial Almond Oil Ointment), if necessary addition of 2-10% urea (e.g. Eucerin Urea, Basodexan). Alternatively dexpanthenol cream(e.g. Bepanthen cream). Zarzenda cream (internationally known as Atopiclair) is approved in Germany. This is a steroid-free multicomponent cream with a strong antipruritic, anti-inflammatory effect (apply 2 times/day). Physiogel AI cream for itching can also be tried.
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Krishnan A et al (2013) Scrotal Dermatitis - Can we Consider it as a Separate Entity? Oman Med J 28:302-305.
- Ständer S et al (2003) Antipruritic effects of pimecrolimus and tacrolimus. Dermatologist 54: 413-417
Incoming links (4)Eczema scrotal eczema; Hyperkeratosis follicularis due to avitaminosis b2; Tacrolimus; Zinc deficiency dermatoses;
Outgoing links (7)Atopic dermatitis (overview); Candidoses; Dexpanthenol; Glucocorticosteroids; Lichen simplex chronicus; Pruritus on primarily unchanged skin; Psoriasis vulgaris;
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