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what's a penile rash?

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Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 9 years experience
It can be : A rash on the penis is usually a cause for concern for the patient as well as the physician. Possible causes include herpes infection, bowen's disease, syphilis, lichen planus, scabies, as well as things like allergic contact dermatitis (allergy). See a doctor!

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What could cause a nagging red penile rash?

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Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 19 years experience
Circinate ballanitis: Circinate ballanitis can cause a rash on the head of the penis. It is associated with reactive arthritis. Numerous genital infections can also do it. You should get it checked out by a dermatologist. It could indicate a serious problem.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What can I do to address a penile rash?

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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 41 years experience
See your doctor: Just because a rash is located in the penile area does not mean the end of the world! fear of the unknown is worst than simply having it checked out by your physician . It could just be a simple rash. Have it checked out anyway for reassurance . And get treated early if absolutely necessary!
Canada
A 17-year-old male asked:

Red dots on my abdomal area, and back, and on penile like a rash. Not itchy an no sexual activity since 3 weeks ago. He was clean. What can it be :/?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Get it checked: The rash may or may not be related to a sexually transmitted disease and may not be related to your sexual encounter 3 weeks ago but rather to a more remote one. Without really seeing it, it's hard to tell what it may be. Choices range from allergy to infection. Get it checked by a doc.
India
A 26-year-old female asked about a 35-year-old male:

What's the test to undergo for definitive diagnosis regarding penile rash ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Two dermatologists: If the opinions of two separate dermatologists in separate clinics are the same, then the diagnosis is pretty certain. If still worried, one can see a third dermatologist in another clinic, or get some type of skin biopsy through one of the dermatologists. That means one should have ppo insurance or better, which allows one to have a larger choice of doctors to go to for second or third opinions.
CA
A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Penile rash?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Penile rash: Skin condition involving texture or color of skin on male genitalia

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