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dry skin around tip of foreskin

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Infection: Herpes can cause, so also other infections.

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Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It is smegma. It is normal. It is why you should clean under your foreskin daily. Women get the same thing around the clitoris and along the labia.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
It is smegma: It is normal to shed a cell layer of skin on a daily basis, this is doubled under the foreskin because two skin surfaces are in contact. Think of it a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Cappaert
59 years experience Ophthalmology
See your PCP: Reddening and swelling of the foreskin of the penis is a sign of infection. There are several causes for it. See your PCP. You may need an antibiotic.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Dry skin: You may have had a reaction/dermatitis to the previous soap, and a low dose hydro-cortisone cream may be of benefit, or just to make less dry, an over ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: Dry skin on the hands is often from too frequent hand washing or exposure to irritants (strong solvent, soap) . But the penile discharge is suggestive ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Talking to doctors: The words "strange skin formations' is not in any way medical words or descriptive in any sense of the word. There is no way to interpret such words t ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Penile dermatitis?: These symptoms are most suggestive of physical or chemical irritation, e.g. if a spermicide was used; or allergy to lubricant; or yeast infection (com ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
May need to see Dr. : Sounds like this has been going on for some time, which raises questions of infection or repeated irritation from sexual activity. Try coconut oil as ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. Is that area red? Is there any swelling? If so, that could be balanitis which is actually swelling of the glans. I would get it checked out to ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
47 years experience Dermatology
Dry peeling skin: There are a number of causes of dry peeling skin. You can use a cream like lachydrin (lactic acid) twice daily to improve the symptoms. I think 5% is ... Read More
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