Are hydrocortisone creams bad for PE
A noob here who’s been dealing with starts and stops due to chafing. I had been using an over the counter hydrocortisone/aloe anti-itch cream to deal with the chafing. But after doing a little research, I found that a common side-affect of hydrocortisone is that skin tears more easily — so it probably makes the chafing worse in the long run. Also, I’m a bit concerned that it might be bad for pe in the long run as it’s purpose to reduce swelling. On the other hand, it may be that the same reaction that makes skin easier to tear also makes the other tissues (hopefully the tunica) more pliable and easy to stretch.
So which way is it.. Anti-swelling and therefore bad, or more pliable tissues, and therefore good? Anybody out there have any reliable info on this?
Last edited by Wyrm : 10-25-2005 at .