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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 14 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 35 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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I have these peeling skin on the head of my penis. What would it be?

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Here are some ...: Without a look at what you described, it's hard to offer a decent advice although chronic inflammation, i.e., balanoposthitis, related with long tight foreskin, or psoriasis would first come to mind. Clinically, you may try applying topical antifungal + steroid cream lightly 1-2 daily after gentle cleansing for 4-5 days and see. if not improved as wished, see urologist for confirmation, Rx, & ...
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