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A 39-year-old member asked:

i have peeling skin on the head of my penis. it's red and itchy. what is this?

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Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 13 years experience
Could be psoriasis: This could be psoriasis or a superficial skin cancer. Get that thing checked out asap!
Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine 34 years experience
See Your Doctor: Most likely a yeast infection, but could be herpes. It needs to be examined and cultured (swab for herpes and KOH prep for yeast). Yeast can be easily treated, but can be a symptom of other problems, like diabetes.

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