The rash is only where there is pubic hair. I shaved it off to examine it and I have been putting hydrocortisone on it, then I started putting Caladryl gel for poison oak/ivy. Nothing has worked. I had a rash on my elbow prior to this. I scratched it and it looked like whitened, dead skin. I have always used lotion for dry skin. The hydrocortisone seemed to work on the elbow and it appeared to have gone away. It has returned this week. I have tremendous, on-going stress and I am wondering if that contributes to either, since it affects my immune system.