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A 16-year-old male asked:

hi, i'm really concerned about a rash on the side of my penile shaft. there is no fluid it's just red, and chaffed looking. i'm a virgin ?

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Dr. Fawad Khan
Specializes in Sleep Medicine
Rssh: Most probably a fungal infection however a Physician should look at it.
Dr. James Lin
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Possible, and try. If not resolving or still in doubt, seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely.
Nov 15, 2014
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: The described info alone would not suffice to offer accurate Dx. But clinically, you may have a newly developed sebaceous gland infection of a hair follicle, which appears like a pimple / acne on the face and in time will spontaneously pop and resolve. If it doesn't resolve in 1 week, seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely so you can live a healthy realistic life filled with true happiness.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Right or left?: Might be related to self stimulation, is it on the same side as your hand preference? Try a vaseline and a day or two of rest. If not better within a few days check it out with your physician or a healthtap prime consult!
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Possible; seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely if still in doubt.
Nov 15, 2014
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Hard to say: It could be many different things from psoriasis, to a fungal infection or irritation/inflammation from exposure to a soap, lotion or even new underwear. Without more information, and really an image of the lesion/rash, it's very difficult to adequately guide you. Consider seeing your pediatrician or a formal consultation on HealthTap. Best of luck.

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