How to Treat Eczema on Your Penis - The Exact Medication to Get

By Dr. Jeff Ferrara

Updated on August 16, 2018

So you've noticed some discoloration and distortion of the skin on your penis shaft.

You've quickly figured out that it's eczema on the penis.

Now you're not sure what to do.

I was in the same situation.

After doing my treatment, my penis doesn't itch and get irritated and I can go about my day with ease!

Don't worry, I'll tell you exactly what I did to successfully treat the eczema so that it literally is not a problem for me anymore.

I'm going to tell you what professional to talk to, what medication you want, and how to go about getting it without wasting time and effort.

Quickly: What is Eczema?

Eczema is a skin disorder that is described as an "overreactive" immune system in the skin.

That is, the immune system in your skin is easily aggravated by certain external triggers like:

  • Hot water (like from showers)

  • Dry weather

  • Certain foods like high sugar / alcohol.

  • Dirtiness (not cleaning for a long period of time)

  • Agressive chemicals found in certain soaps, body wash, shampoo, shaving cream, and detergent.

Eczema is hereditary.

You're born with eczema.

However, eczema comes in different levels and severeness.

Some people may have light eczema that doesn't bother them at all.

Others (like you and I), have a moderate to severe level that it starts to become a problem (and that's why you came here searching for a cure in the first place).

The treatments are really good, but there is no 100% cure for it.

This is one of the biggest things to understand: There is no cure.

There are, however, treatments for it (and I'll tell you the best one).

This means you'll have eczema for the rest of your life.

But before you get down on yourself, there's some really good news.

When you use the treatment, it literally goes away for months.

Eventually it will comeback, but when it does, just use the treatment for a few days and it will go away for another few months.

That's extremely manageable.

It's almost like an imperfect cure - better than taking a pill everyday. It's more like taking a pill every few months!

However the treatment for eczema, and especially on the penis, is not a pill - it's an ointment.

Let me tell you what ointment you're looking for.

How to Treat Eczema on the Penis

One word. Tacrolimus.

That's the medication you're looking for.

In this article, I'll also explain how to get it and what not to do when trying to obtain this medication.

If anything you take from this guide - go see your dermatologist and ask him for a prescription for tacroliums ointment for eczema.

What is Tacrolimus?

Tacrolimus is an immunosuppressive drug.

As explained earlier, the cause for your eczema is the overreactiveness of the immune system at the skin (in your case, the penis shaft skin).

Tacroliumus, being an immunosuppressive is precisely the best treatment for eczema.

Tacrolimus for eczema is prescribed in ointment form and it comes in a bottle.

Below is a picture of what my prescription looks like.

A squeeze bottle of prescription Tacrolimus ointment (0.1%)

How to use the ointment to treat Eczema on penis.

First, wash your hands and the target eczema area with hand soap before applying.

Squirt out a bit of the ointment onto your finger.

You only need about a bead of ointment for a few square inches.

It's actually pretty thick to the touch.

An sample of the Eczema ointment for the penis.

So I like to spread it to all the pads of my four fingers (all except my thumb).

I then proceed to lightly dab it on all the surface areas that I want to cover.

Tacrolimus ointment on my fingers soon to be applied.

After I get most of it off my fingers and onto my Eczema areas via dabbing, I proceed to rub it in.

Usually this gets it all off my fingers, but I end up washing my hands again with hand soap when I'm done.

If you're like my prescription, it will say to apply it twice a day.

Remember, to not wash it off! Keep it on as long as possible.

Also don't accidentally rub it off from scratching or rubbing.

If your eczema is severe, it will likely feel painful or irritating to the skin.

But after that initial usage, that pain and irritation will go away.

Continue to use it as prescribed. Don't cut corners!

How to get the Medication for Eczema

See a dermatologist.

Tacrolimus is not a "on-the-shelf" medicine.

In other words, you can't just pull it off the shelf and check it out at the Pharmacy's cashier.

You have to get a prescription from it.

The best person to get a prescription from is a dermatologist, not a general care provider.

If you have trouble finding a dermatologist, ask your general care provider to recommend you one.

Or you can just Google local dermatologists, read a few reviews on them and pick out the one you think might be the best.

Once you see the dermatologist for the office visit, make sure he/she officially diagnoses you with Eczema, and that he prescribes you.

Don't want to walk out of the office empty-handed!

Also, of course it's going to be a little awkward, but even if you have eczema all-over, absolutely make sure he examines the eczema on the penis.

Nothing good ever came from leaving out detalis in a diagnosis.

How NOT to Get Tacrolimus.

Here's how to not go about getting it.

Do not do what I did:

I went to my PCP (general care provider / my primary doctor).

I told him that I think I had something that was wrong with my skin.

He then examined by body and thought that it was some sort of fungus.

Then he prescribed Clotrimazole for my skin.

The problem was, his diagnosis was completely wrong.

I did not have a skin fungus, I had eczema.

So for 5 years I was using the wrong medication, and I saw minimal improvement in my skin!

The biggest takeaway you should take so that you don't run into this 5 year setback is:

See a specialist for the diagnosis, in this case, a DERMATOLOGIST.

If not, you're possibly just wasting your time, effort, and money.

Important Tips for Getting Tacrolimus Ointment

Try to "persuade" your dermatologist to foot the bill to the insurance company.

Most dermatologists see patients for issues that are not life-treatening, but rather cosmetic.

Their typical patients are trying to get clearer skin, or remove moles and sunspots.

As such, most insurance companies do not cover these "non-life-treatening" office visits.

Therefore, if you don't want to foot 100% of the bill, you need to convince him that the care he's providing for you is for a disease or ailment.

How to persuade your dermatologist that your Eczema is an ailment.

When talking with your dermatologist, always use the words "painful" and "irritation" when talking about what you're experiencing.

These are words commonly used with diseases and ailments.

Constantly express the need to "relieve" this pain because it is truly hindering your day-to-day life.

Communicating in this manner will most likely foot the bill to the insurance company instead of you.

Although slightly awkward, check with your dermatologist that he will bill the insurance company (and not you) after you see him.

That way there are no surprises for a $200 office visit and $200+ dollar Tacrolimus prescription bill.

In Conclusion

Eczema is annoying and for some - painful and irritating.

Not only that, but it's permanent and hereditary.

It's even worse if the eczema is on your penis.

However, we gave you a step-by-step guide on the best way to treat it.

Go to a dermatologist, have him officially diagnose it and get a prescription for Tacrolimus ointment.

You absolutely cannot buy it off the shelf! You need a prescription from a doctor!

The ointment is used by rubbing it on your trouble spots twice a day.

The eczema should go away in a week or two, but most will see immediate results after one or two days.

It will eventually come back, but not for a few months.

When and if it does, just do the same treatment procedure with the ointment - it's really easy and effortless.

While I was disappointed to hear that there was no cure, I quickly changed my mind given how effective and easy the ointment treatment was.

I'm sure you'll agree - good luck!

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