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A 29-year-old male asked:

I have red and dry skin on my penis glans. looks like a real thin shiny layer of skin all over it. dermatologist told me i have balanitis but it isnt getter better with treatment (over 2 weeks) is this a symptom of herpes or another sti?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
There are many causes of balanitis. Go back to your dermatologist and ask for a different treatment, since the one he/she gave you is clearly incorrect.
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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
Clean area with soap and water , dry and apply cortisone ointment twice a day. If it does not clear in a week see a Urologist. It does not like sound like herpes from description. Good luck
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Last updated Dec 28, 2021

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