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A 16-year-old male asked:

Under foreskin is red all the way around very itchy and i have white bumps under the head of my penis help.

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Balanitis: Balanitis is usually caused by poor hygiene in uncircumcised men. Other possible causes include: diseases such as reactive arthritis and lichen sclerosis et atrophicus, infection, harsh soaps, not rinsing soap off properly while bathing, uncontrolled diabetes, trauma and irritation.
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