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A 23-year-old male asked:

a portion of my penis head is red.its not itching nor burning.it has been their for weeks now.i'm worried, please help!

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Infection: You need to see a local doctor for evaluation and culture of the area - it may be a surface bacterial infection or an std.
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 40 years experience
Psoriasis: Try applying 1 percent Hydrocortisone ointment twice daily for 1-2 weeks and see if that helps.
Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine 34 years experience
See Your Doctor: It could be several different things, most of which are not terrible or life threatening. Seeing your doctor will put your mind at ease and, if the lesion needs treatment, you will be started on healing. It could be an irritation from clothing, soap, etc.; an infection like yeast, bacterial, viral, std, etc.; or the start of a common skin condition, like psoriasis, eczema, etc.

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