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My 8 year old DS has what appears to be very dry skin on the underside of his penis, testicles, and insides of his thighs. It feels and looks like shrunken skin, only hard. He hasn't had any visible rash at all, but started saying that it burns about 2 days ago and now the skin appears like this. I have been applying cornstarch because it seemed to ease the burning and I assumed it must be heat rash because he's been playing outside a lot and its been hot.

I'm planning on calling the ped in the morning and asking if he needs to be seen, I just would like to know if any other moms have experienced this with their kids.


Asked by Anonymous at 11:20 PM on Apr. 11, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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Answers (5)
  • He's chaffing. Happened BAD to my husband once, when he was working 16 hour days doing outdoor construction in the summer. Get some A&D ointment.

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 1:09 AM on Apr. 12, 2013

  • its "chub rub" .. Its from sweat and his "stuff" rubbing on his legs and itself.. also known as chafing

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:24 PM on Apr. 11, 2013

  • oh and i would still take him to the dr just in case.
    this happens to my bf. put powder on him after a shower or before he goes out to play. im sure there is cream for it. im not sure though sorry

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:31 PM on Apr. 11, 2013

  • Gold Bond sells lotions and body powder to keep you dry, relieve itch and prevent and heal chafing. Just check out all their products and there's even a $1.00 coupon on the home page


    Answer by hellokittykat at 11:49 PM on Apr. 11, 2013

  • I'd put something benign on it like Vaseline jelly or Aquaphor. Something with no scent or other irritants. Cornstarch is good but could add to drying. Gold Bond is a good idea too as long as it doesn't sting.

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 12:09 AM on Apr. 12, 2013