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I have a cut in the tip of my penis foreskin and is swollen

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Keep it clean: Keep the area as clean as possible, disinfect with an alcohol swab, and put antimicrobial ointment if desired. Absolutely no sex until its healed. If ... Read More
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Probably a split: Doubt you actually have a "cut". Most likely a split in a somewhat tight foreskin (phimosis) and a result of retraction, either manually to urinate, w... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Staph: This sounds like a bacterial infection known as staph. You should get to your family doctor on monday.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Exam needed: Often when small cuts appear in the foreskin when it's retracted it is either because the foreskin itself is too tight from some chronic skin disease ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Penile Trauma: This sounds normal. But, this area of the body can get skin infections very easily with injury. If there is increasing swelling, redness, pus or hot t... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Staph Infection: This sounds like a common staph bacterial infection of the skin.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Foreskin infection: Get him in right now to be seen, this can be a very serious infection and he needs treatment today.
A male asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Allow recovery: It sounds like you know what caused the problem, so you will be more careful not to overdo it in the future. Your body will return to normal with tim... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
Balanoposthitis: Most likely this is related to a skin inflammation. The most common cause is fungal. Try otc anti fungal cream such as nystatin. If symptoms persis... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Rosenberg
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Somewhat concerned: Redness and swelling are a sign of inflammation. Inflammation can be caused by a number of things. A few causes of inflammation are mechanical trauma ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Boxer
Urology 48 years experience
Foreskin: If the skin is tight, you should see a urologist for therapy. If the skin is not tight, but the penis seems swollen, you should see a urologist.

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