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A 22-year-old male asked:

red rashes on glans penis and inside foreskin. red patches and itchy. i live in a hostel.

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Balanitis, phimosis: This is due to a tiny amount of URINE trapped under the foreskin. Yeasts and smegma bacteria ferment the urine into irritating products. Circumcision is a quick and easy cure. Castellani solution is very effective. Always hold back the foreskin during urination and hold back for a minute after. After urinating rinse off or blot with a tissue.

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Last updated Jan 13, 2019

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