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A 18-year-old male asked:

I have dry cracked ichy skin on my penis. do i have an std? what should i do?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Not likely: These symptoms are more consistent with tinea cruris, or jock itch in layman's terms. Try an over the counter anti-yeast cream or spray. Hope this helps!
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A male asked:
It's been about 6 days since I had unprotected sex, I noticed what could be dry skin on my penis that doesn't hurt should I worry about an std?
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Not an STD: No STD does anything like this. Don't worry about it.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Hi is there any std symtoms show up under 24 hrs got a protected blowjob got small white patch on penis very next day no itching no burning tried to clear so the skin texture came out, when i keep oil dose not look white but when its dry looks white?
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Hi dry scrotom and penis shaft. Been doctors gave me canistan but no difference. No STD any clues or help. Don't have any skin disorders it's just suddenly come been about 6 months now was given trimovate before?
Dr. Robert Bennett
31 years experience
SCROTUM: Could be a chronic fungal infection. The skin becomes bark like and strong steroids and antifungals over a 3-4week period of time is the remedy.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Hi Dr hunter i got just protected blowjob is there any std show up in under 24 hr i got a tiny white patch on my penis when i seen I tried to clean then skin little texture came out, no itching no pain no redness looks dry spot so tried coconut oil?
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
For sure not an STI. See a doctor if you remain concerned.
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A 23-year-old female asked about a 21-year-old male:
Can a man use vaginal yeast infection cream to treat dry peeling skin of the penis? No stds.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Yeast is Yeast: There is no gender to medicine. Now, did the company try to brand their anti-dungal medicine by calling it a "vaginal' cream. Yes, most likely. If yo... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Yeast and fungus are different but azole creams can be effective for both. Miconazole [Monoistat] cream is safe and often effective for balanitis.
Aug 19, 2017
Last updated Aug 22, 2014

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